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Fresh Catch of the Day

How to buy fish right off the docks in Newport

The only thing better than cooking fish that you caught yourself is selecting seafood right off the docks from the fishermen who just caught it. Newport fishermen bring in a variety of fresh fish daily, and luckily for us, they offer it for sale directly to the public. These suggestions will have you buying fish straight from the source like a seasoned local!

 

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Love the beach like a local!

Please help us keep Newport’s beaches clean and safe for everyone

In Newport, we pride ourselves in taking beach etiquette seriously so that both locals and visitors can always have the very best experience in the surf and on the sand. With your help, we can ensure that our beaches remain healthy and happy places that are welcoming to everyone. Please follow these simple tips to keep the beach and surrounding areas clean, safe and enjoyable for all.

Trash: Always make certain that you don’t accidentally leave any trash behind when you leave the beach. Even biodegradable refuse like food scraps and banana peels should be removed so that pets and wildlife don’t eat something that they shouldn’t. If you see other trash on the beach, please take a moment to pick it up and throw it away properly; we will all thank you!

Beach Fires: Please only burn wood and paper in your beach fire, and make sure that it is completely extinguished when you leave it. Use water to put out your beach fire, and stir it around with a stick until only steam (not smoke) is coming off of it. Don’t bury your beach fire in sand because people and animals could unknowingly step into the hot coals underneath.

Pets: Keep all pets under control when you take them to the beach. Don’t let your pets run up to people or other pets who might not know that they are friendly and might be frightened.  Please also keep your pets away from the many kinds of wildlife who call the beach their home.

Wildlife: There are many kinds of wildlife on the beach for you to marvel at and take pictures of, but please don’t disturb them. Don’t approach seals or sea lions, as they can become aggressive when they feel threatened. Keep your distance from the many kinds of birds on the beach that might be mating or nesting. Enjoy the variety of sea life in tide pools, but don’t touch starfish, anemones, crabs, or other delicate animals that live in the tide pools.

Driftwood: Driftwood can be very dangerous, so don’t stand or play on the pieces of wood as they may roll or tip easily. Seemingly sturdy driftwood can suddenly move, especially when incoming tides and waves wash underneath them. Please don’t burn large pieces of driftwood in your beach fire because they are difficult to put out when you are ready to leave.

Noise: Please don’t play loud music on the beach. Everyone enjoys the sounds of the waves crashing into the sand, the barking of seals and sea lions, and the cries of the seabirds that circle overhead, but loud music scares the wildlife and disturbs people who are enjoying the natural sounds of the beach. If you want to listen to music on the beach, keep the volume low or use earbuds or headphones.

The beach is one of Newport’s greatest treasures. Thank you for helping to keep it clean and safe for everyone.

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Stay the night

We’ve got the room for you

You have a huge range of lodging options in Newport, from campsites to intimate B&Bs to luxury hotel rooms along the ocean. Below are just a couple unique hotels with beautiful ocean views that you might enjoy. There are many more of course, so you might want to spend a full week in Newport and try more than one during your stay.

 

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We Put the Chow into Chowder!

Newport is famous for some of the best clam chowder on the Oregon Coast

People come to the coast from all over the world in search of the very best clam chowder. They know that Newport serves up the freshest offerings available anywhere. No matter what part of town you are enjoying, a cup or bowl of our succulent, clam-filled delicacy is ready to satisfy your craving. Click below for a few places to get a bowl of great chowder.

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A Floating Adventure!

Take a Sea Life Cruise in Newport to experience the Oregon Coast firsthand

How would you like to get up close and personal with the diverse animals that call Coastal Oregon home? Well now you can with a Sea Life Cruise!

You will have the chance to search for gray whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises and seabirds, and maybe even see a shark or an orca. You’ll also experience the amazing scenery of the Yaquina Bay, River and the majestic Pacific Coastline featuring the largest fishing fleet on the Oregon Coast, our historic bridge, and two lighthouses. You can make any trip to Newport complete with an expedition provided by Marine Discovery Tours.

Climb aboard the Discovery, the largest passenger vessel on the Oregon Coast, and enjoy the comfortable seating and heated cabin, complete with great coffee, Rogue Ales, and choice Oregon wines. Cruise routes are determined daily by the captain; if the ocean is safe and calm, the Discovery heads out to sea, and if the conditions are rough, the captain will take you to the edge of the jetties and around the bay, and into the freshwater systems where there are plenty of sights to see.

Enthusiastic marine educators will guide your tour, answer questions and provide hands-on activities that include pulling up crab pots full of Dungeness crab and towing plankton nets to see the microscopic animals that form the base of all ocean food chains. Regardless of the weather, you will be able to observe the ocean or the estuary by using the latest in navigation and research technology, which includes interactive labs, video microscopy, and on-board computers. Navigation lessons and driving with the captain are also a favorite feature of the trip. 

Marine Discovery Tours specializes in tours for individuals, families, groups and school field trips. Cruises run daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during the months of March through October. Special event cruises are also available for brunches, dinner parties, family reunions, weddings, and other gatherings. Contact Marine Discovery Tours for rates, tour times and other information.

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Rogue Garage Sale!

Plan to visit the Rogue Labor Day Garage Sale for some brewtastic savings on great beverages and gear

We all know that garage sales are informal marketplaces where random and unique items are sold and great deals are often made, but what about a garage sale focused on craft beer and brewery merchandise? It’s the perfect combination! Just in time for Labor Day weekend, Rogue is offering their lagers, ales, and stouts in kegs, bottles, and growlers as well as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, glassware and other goods at reduced prices.

For over 25 years, Rogue Ales has been brewing some of the best craft beer available anywhere right here in Newport. Rogue brews over 30 varieties of ales, lagers, stouts and other beer varieties at any given time, and they also distill their own gin, vodka, rum and whiskey. Rogue produces all of their brews and spirits in Newport’s South Beach neighborhood, but distributes their products to all 50 states and 21 foreign countries. In addition to three locations in Newport, Rogue offers their small-batch goodness in six other locations around Oregon, Washington and California.

The Rogue Labor Day Garage Sale will take place at all of their pubs and locations beginning on Thursday, August 31 through Monday, September 4, from 11 am to 7 pm daily. Rogue’s Newport Labor Day Garage Sales will take place at Brewer’s on the Bay and Rogue House of Spirits in South Beach, and Rogue Ales Public House in Newport’s Historic Bayfront.

Stock up for your Labor Day weekend with a trip to one of Rogue’s Newport Garage Sales to save big on great beer and gear!

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