Will You Marry Me?
The most romantic spots in Newport for popping the question
If you’re thinking of getting engaged, you’re probably thinking about where the best spot would be to ask that all-important question. No pressure, but after all, this is the spot where you’ll begin your life’s journey together. Here are some of the most romantic backdrops in Newport for your big moment.
The pounding surf and crying gulls provide an unparalleled setting for you to discuss your
lives together. Of course, any of Newport’s beaches makes for the perfect romantic beach walk, but Agate Beach includes a view to Yaquina Head to the north. And dusk, when the lighthouse’s signature signal can begin to be seen, is the perfect time to propose.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
While spending time alone inside the lighthouse might be problematic – the structure is only
open to the public during formal tour times, when you’re not likely to be alone – the surroundings of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area will provide the perfect windswept, picturesque backdrop for you to profess your love and ask the big question.
Ona Beach Bridge
Another romantic proposal spot near the beach is the bridge that crosses Beaver Creek at Ona Beach State Park (Brian Booth State Park) south of Newport. The bridge would make a nice spot for engagement photos as well. It’s a short walk from the parking lot to the bridge, and just over the bridge is a spectacular beach where bald eagles are often seen soaring overhead. The picnic area here is also perfect for a romantic al fresco meal.
Yaquina Bay Bridge
The span of Newport’s iconic Yaquina Bay Bridge is as romantic a setting as it gets! Pedestrians are welcome on either the northbound or southbound lanes on pedestrian walkways. Gaze at the western horizon together as you contemplate your future! You can access the pedestrian walkways from the grassy area near the Rogue Brewery in South Beach or from a stairway near the northwestern bridge corner – park on the road that leads to Yaquina Bay State Park.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is an excellent indoor location to proclaim your love! The Aquarium’s Passages of the Deep Exhibit, a series of tunnels where local species glide overhead, underfoot, and all around, is beautiful and mysterious. The Aquarium offers many other natural spots that are just right for a romantic interlude.
Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites
There are many, many lodging options in Newport with an ocean view, all of which would make great spots to start your life together. Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites is a perfect oceanfront choice, where you can pop the question on your private balcony overlooking the surf, while walking on the beach below, or while cuddled together in front of the gas fireplace in your room.
Ocean House Bed & Breakfast
Another romantic lodging option is the Ocean House bed & breakfast in the Agate Beach neighborhood just to the south of Yaquina Head. Breathtaking views of the beach are framed in every window of the property, and the deck overlooking the ocean, with its cozy fire pit, is an incredible spot as well. The bountiful, fresh breakfasts can be enjoyed in the ocean view dining room or privately in your lovely room.