ADA-accessible places in Newport

For those looking for disability-accessible paths to the beach

For those looking for disability-accessible paths to the beach, the Nye Beach turnaround is a good bet. A sloping concrete ramp leads from the sidewalk and parking area straight onto the sand in the heart of a popular area close to everything Nye Beach has to offer.

Or, looking for a well-paved and maintained trail through pines forests and to a beach overlook? Then South Beach State Park is for you. Just a short drive south across the Yaquina Bay Bridge, the park has miles of smooth trails accessed from ramps. A centerpiece is the South Jetty Trail, which features a spur path leading to an interpretive boardwalk with great views to the beach. The trail system can be accessed either from the main park or the South Jetty side.

The paved South Jetty Trail runs just over a mile long and connects the north and south portions of the park. The turnoff to the boardwalk is about halfway.

Other places in Newport that have been identified as ADA-accessible include Betty Wheeler Memorial Field, a 2.8-acre park between Northwest 8th and 10th streets. Additionally, Big Creek Park at 2510 Northeast Big Creek Road, features picnic and playground facilities including slides, swings, climbing structure, picnic tables, volleyball net, BBQ grills and covered picnic shelter.