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A Guide for Summer Fun at the Beach!

Let us help you design the perfect itinerary for a great day in Newport

Summer is here, and your options for fun in Newport are endless! We’re certain that you’ll be able to find a variety of excellent activities at the coast to spend your days and nights, but we’re happy to give you some suggestions. Here are some ideas of how to maximize your visit to Newport; follow the itinerary faithfully, or simply pick and choose the suggestions that you find most interesting and inviting.

Of course, we want you to come for more than one day, so visit discovernewport.com to find additional recommendations and featured articles that will help you plan your stay.

A Trip with Your Family

Newport is the perfect place to spend time with your family! With all of the great restaurants, kid-centered activities and miles of sandy beaches, we’ve got something for everyone.

9:00 am: Breakfast, Newport Café ● Pancakes, bacon, biscuits and gravy, omelets, bottomless cups of coffee, a children’s menu and more, all in a very family-friendly atmosphere. There’s no better way to start the day.

534 Hwy. 101, Uptown

10:00 am: Oregon Coast Aquarium ● No trip to Newport is complete without a visit to the sea otters, touch pool, giant Japanese spider crabs, and other denizens of the deep. The Oregon Coast Aquarium has been a premier destination for visiting families for over 25 years!

2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd., South Beach

1:00 pm: Lunch, Mo’s ● It wouldn’t be a family trip to the coast without lunch at Mo’s! Have a bowl of their world-famous clam chowder, and choose a meal from the kids menu that’s served on a Frisbee that they’ll love for the rest of the trip and beyond!

622 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront

3:00 pm: Explore the Historic Bayfront and stop at Wax Works, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and Undersea Gardens ● Walk along Newport’s Historic Bayfront and watch the fishing boats cruise in and out of Yaquina Bay. Stop for a souvenir and some ice cream or saltwater taffy, and head over to Mariner Square. Kids and adults alike will love Wax Works, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and Undersea Gardens.

250 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront

5:30 pm: Dinner, Nana’s in Nye Beach ● Most restaurants in Newport are kid-friendly, and Nana’s Irish Kitchen, popular with both visitors and locals, is no exception. Come for the hearty comfort food, stay for the friendly atmosphere and beers on tap.

613 NW 3rd St., Nye Beach

6:30 pm: Bonfire on the beach ● Take your s’mores ingredients and head to the beach for an evening bonfire to wrap up your busy day. Nye Beach and Agate Beach are both perfect spots.

A Vacation with Your Friends

The beach is an ideal place to reconnect with your friends, or celebrate the end of the semester with your college buddies.

9:30 am: Breakfast, Ultralife Café  ● Grab a hearty and healthy breakfast and an espresso drink from this locally owned drive-thru café. Their menu is designed to provide coffee and a bite to eat for you to take to the beach, the park or even enjoy in the car or on their patio!

121 NE 15th St., Uptown

10:00: Rent surfing gear and catch some waves, Ossie’s Surf Shop & Agate Beach ● You can also take lessons and buy equipment through this shop, right across the road from one of the best surfing spots in the state. Or, bike ride through South Beach State Park ● If you’ve brought your bikes, try starting at the South Beach State Park day use area and riding north along the paved trail that leaves from the parking lot, then along the jetty road to the bike paths that go under the bridge. Or you can rent fat tire bikes at Bike Newport and ride on the beach near their shop instead.

Ossie’s Surf Shop: 4860 Oregon Coast Hwy., Agate Beach

South Beach State Park: 5580 S. Coast Hwy., South Beach

Bike Newport: 150 NW 6th St., Nye Beach

1:00 pm: Lunch, Taphouse at Nye Creek  ● The Taphouse has 28 rotating beer, wine and cider taps, with a comprehensive selection of Oregon craft beer. They also have a large and diverse menu, featuring variety of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and pizza that is sure to fuel you up for the afternoon.

515 NW Coast St., Nye Beach

2:00 pm: Walk through Nye Beach or visit the Historic Bayfront ● Stroll through the shops and galleries in Nye Beach, or check out the many interesting places on the Bayfront and watch the boats come and go.

3:00 pm: Tour at Rogue Brewery, followed by happy hour ● The Rogue Brewery in South Beach offers tours of its brewing facility multiple times a day. Be sure to stay afterward to try the beers! Or go wine tasting at Noble Estate Newport ● Noble Estate Newport features a variety of regional wines to taste and purchase just steps away from the Yaquina Bay!

2320 SE Marine Science Dr., South Beach

146 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront

6:00 pm: Dinner: Saffron Salmon ● Enjoy fresh, local seafood with an amazing view of the Yaquina Bay. Saffron Salmon uses only the freshest wild, west coast salmon, and their Dungeness crab comes right off the docks of the Bayfront. Saffron Salmon also has a wide variety of craft beer and Northwest wines to compliment your meal.

859 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront

7:00 pm: Check out the local nightlife, or gather your friends for a bonfire on the beach ●  Nye Beach and Agate Beach are both perfect spots for your bonfire if you want to head down to the beach with your friends.The Historic Bayfront, Nye Beach, Deco District, and South Beach neighborhoods have some great places to end the day with a few drinks, pool or darts, music, karaoke, or a great view and quiet setting to review your day and plan tomorrow’s adventures. Here are a few great places to check out:

The Bay Haven Inn:  608 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront

Barge Inn: 358 SW Bay Blvd., Historic Bayfront   

Sandbar: 722 NW Beach Dr., Nye Beach                                                                                                       

Moby Dicks: 448 SW Hwy 101, Deco District                                                                                                     

Bier One Brewing: 424 SW Hwy 101, Deco District                                                                                         

Off the Hook: 3211 S Hwy 101, South Beach                                                                                          

Hoovers Bar & Grill 3539 S Hwy 101, South Beach

A Getaway with Your Sweetheart

Whether you want to spend some time outdoors or inside, Newport offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.

7:30 am: Run on the beach together ● Take an early morning run on the beach. Any beach will do, but Nye and Agate are popular choices.

9:00 am: Breakfast, La Maison ● If you’re more in the mood for a bowl of coffee than a cup, La Maison is your place. It also offers some of the best food around, including flaky pastries and mouth-watering cakes.

315 SW 9th St., Deco District

10:00 am: Bike through South Beach State Park ● If you’ve brought your bikes, try starting at the South Beach State Park day use area and riding north along the paved trail that leaves from the parking lot, then along the jetty road to the bike paths that go under the bridge. Or you can rent fat tire bikes at Bike Newport and ride on the beach near their shop instead. Or stroll through the many galleries and gift shops in Nye Beach and the Historic Bayfront.

South Beach State Park: 5580 S. Coast Hwy., South Beach

Bike Newport: 150 NW 6th St., Nye  Beach

12:00 pm: Lunch at Ove ● This recent addition to the Nye Beach is just what the neighborhood needed! Ove Northwest serves up amazing and affordable lunch and dinner offerings in a simple, yet elegant atmosphere with great views of the Pacific Ocean.

749 NW 3rd St., Nye Beach

1:30 pm: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ● You could spend a whole day here, tidepooling, hiking, touring the historic lighthouse, and bird-watching. Look for whales offshore!

750 NW Lighthouse Dr., Agate Beach

4:00 pm: Nye Beach Wine Cellar ● Nye Beach Wine Cellar has an amazing selection of regional, national and international wines at great prices. The little shop is centrally located in Nye Beach, so that you may stop in while you are strolling through the neighborhood or on the way to the beach.

255 NW Coast St., Nye Beach    

5:30 Dinner: Sorella ● Sorella in Nye Beach specializes in amazing Italian food and has some of the best cocktails around. Share plates of pasta, salad and antipasti, or order one of their signature pizzas, just make sure you save room for their homemade dessert.

526 NW Coast St., Nye Beach

7:00 romantic stroll on the beach ● Hold hands and walk along the beach to the soothing sounds of the rolling surf. Watch the sunset together, and share a bottle of wine. Light a bonfire, and enjoy each other’s company long after the sun sets.

Newport looks forward to welcoming you! Click here for more info on visiting.



What’s on the Menu?

From gourmet dining to comfort food, Newport has your favorite meal!

Memorial Day Weekend is one of the best times of the year to come to the coast and spend some quality time with family and friends. No matter how you plan to enjoy Newport, there are always great breakfast, lunch and dinner options right around the corner, along the Historic Bayfront, or up from the beach. We have some amazing restaurants that are perfect for a quick bite to eat, or a formal sit down meal to celebrate your stay.

Enjoy a Hearty Meal Anytime at Newport Café

The Newport Café Superhero Squad is at the ready to serve you hearty portions of delicious food! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day at Newport Cafe, and they are open 24 hours. They’ll even deliver your meal to where you’re staying. Their comprehensive menu is sure to have your favorite kind of comfort food; share a Super Ultimate Monster Burger with family and friends, and don’t forget to check out their rotating daily specials. Newport Café offers amazing home cooked meals you can afford, and you’ll always be treated like family.

534 N Coast Hwy., Uptown

 

Order Something for Everyone at Lucky Thai Elephant

You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you visit the Lucky Thai Elephant restaurant for lunch or dinner. Specializing in stir fried dishes, curries, soups, and many kinds of noodle entrees, Lucky Thai Elephant offers a wide variety of amazing traditional Thai cuisine. In addition to an assortment of meat based dishes, they also include a number of vegan and vegetarian menu options. House favorites include the incredible pad thai and the delicious tom yum soup, and most meals can be customized to add or delete ingredients and levels of spiciness to accommodate individual preferences.  

807 SW Coast Hwy, Deco District  

Celebrate Your Stay with a Visit to Ove Northwest

This recent addition to the Nye Beach is just what the neighborhood needed! Ove Northwest serves up amazing and affordable lunch and dinner offerings in a simple, yet elegant atmosphere with great views of the Pacific Ocean. The menu consists of New American cuisine that is vegetable forward, seafood focused in season, and as local and sustainable as possible, and their dishes pull together international tastes that weave elements of one culture into the whole meal. Owners Charlie and Margie Branford prepare and serve your selections, and are happy to suggest which wines and desserts will perfectly compliment your entre.  

749 NW 3rd St., Nye Beach

Wake Up or Take a Break at Panini Bakery

Stop in for coffee or an espresso drink and fuel up with a freshly baked bite to eat. Panini Bakery in Nye Beach will wake you up in the morning or regenerate you in the middle of your adventures! In addition to great coffee and espresso drinks, Panini specializes in fresh baked pastries, breads and baked goods (the bread is so good that it is featured on the menus of other local restaurants). Panini also has a variety of sandwiches and pizza options for lunch and dinner.

232 NW Coast St., Nye Beach  

Eat Fresh and Local at Clearwater

Overlooking the Yaquina Bay in Newport’s Historic Bayfront, Clearwater Restaurant provides top-notch Coastal Cuisine from award winning chefs with an amazing view to match. Come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and you’ll find something incredible to eat; Clearwater sources all of their menu items locally whenever possible. Or stop into the bar if you just want to enjoy the view with a small plate and specialty cocktail, beer or glass of wine. Clearwater also offers excellent catering service, and would love to provide all of the food and drink for your next event.   

 

325 SW Bay Blvd., Bayfront

Savor the Deliciousness at Ocean Bleu Seafoods at Gino’s

Ocean Blue
Seafoods at Gino’s serves up some of the freshest, locally-sourced seafood on
the Historic Bayfront, and their clam chowder is said to be the best in town.
Chock full of juicy clams with house-smoked bacon, you’ll easily realize why
their chowder is in a category all by itself. In addition to great clam
chowder, their menu is full of other amazing seafood choices like fresh-caught
salmon, Dungeness crab, halibut or tuna. Ocean Bleu Seafoods at Gino’s also
offers a market with fresh, mostly local seafood that is processed onsite and
officially recognized as sustainable. Dine in, or grab some fresh seafood to
cook later!

808 SW Bay Blvd, Bayfront  

 

Newport looks forward to welcoming you! Click here for a full listing of places to eat in Newport, Oregon.

 



Get into the Water!

Collect your own clams, and have a great time doing it!

Summer on the coast is one of the best times of the year to enjoy watersports, and because Newport is surrounded by water, you have many opportunities to surf, kayak and paddleboard. Whether you choose to go into the ocean, rivers or lakes, we have the perfect spot for every watersport and skill level. If you’re new to the sport or interested in getting started, lessons and rental gear are locally available.

Surfing

Surfers have long known that the Central Oregon Coast offers some of the best waves available anywhere. We have miles of uncrowded beaches, excellent breaks and clean waters that are perfect for surfers of all skill levels. Great surfing can be had on many of the beaches from Newport all the way to Lincoln City, but some of the best local beaches include South Beach, Agate Beach, and Otter Rock.

If you’re new to surfing, lessons are readily available and inexpensive, and will teach you the basics of the sport. As a beginning surfer, you’ll probably start out with rental gear, which will help you determine what kind of board and wetsuit is best for you without the initial expense. In addition to equipment rentals and surfing lessons, local surf shops provide concise reports on daily surf conditions. Here are a few shops to visit for all of your surfing needs:

Ossies Surf Shop                                                                                                                                    

4860 NE Hwy.101                                                                                                                                     

(541) 574-4634

Ocean Pulse                                                                                                                                

428 SW Hwy.101                                                                                                                                          

(541) 265-7745   

Pura Vida Surf Shop                             

845 1st St. Otter Rock                                                                                   

(541) 929-7873

Kayaking and Paddleboarding                                                                                                                    

Newport offers a wide range of salt and fresh waterways that are excellent for all skill levels of kayaking and paddleboarding. Olalla Lake is ideal for beginners; it’s calm, has less wind, and is only seven miles away in Toledo. Another great place for inexperienced kayakers and paddleboarders is Beaver Creek, just five miles south of Newport in Brian Booth State Park. Beaver Creek is slow moving, and winds through coastal wetlands teeming with wildlife.

For intermediate kayakers and paddleboarders, the Siletz River is just north of Newport and offers a more challenging experience. Depending on the river level, you can explore about six miles of the winding curves and mild rapids on the Siletz. The Yaquina Bay is also a popular spot, and offers plenty of great sightseeing from the water, where you’ll be able to cruise by the docked boats and the Historic Bayfront. You can also enter the Yaquina River from the Bay, and paddle for many miles viewing fantastic scenery and abundant wildlife.

In addition to the above mentioned spots, skilled kayakers are able to take advantage of the miles of coastline that run north and south from Newport. Sea kayaking is an amazing way to interact with the ocean; you can ride the waves and get a unique glimpse of the shoreline. If you have never been sea kayaking, we recommend that you take some lessons before going out on your own.

Kayak lessons and kayak and paddleboard rentals are available through Ossie’s Surf Shop and the Oregon Boating Foundation. You can also take a variety of daily kayak tours that are offered daily from Ossie’s, and are guided according to your skill level.

Newport looks forward to welcoming you! Click here for more info on visiting Newport.

Don’t Let the Big One Get Away!

Charter a sport fishing boat from Newport to catch a variety of ocean delicacies

It all starts with a slight tug that quickly turns into an epic struggle…Fish On! Before you know it, you’re trying to catch your breath while inspecting the fresh catch thrashing about on the end of your line! After landing this delicacy from the deep, the only question is deciding which hearty greens and fine wine will fully complement your evening meal.

Everyone knows that Newport is the premier spot on the Oregon Coast for fresh seafood, but it’s also home to many sport fishing charter boats with experienced crew ready to embark on daily deep sea angling excursions. Tuna, salmon, halibut, cod, and a variety of rockfish are available, and local charter captains will skillfully guide you to where these fish can be found. Sport fishing trips are affordable and frequently available, so you will have no difficulty scheduling a day out on the ocean.

Local charters will have all of the equipment you will need for your fishing trip, and some will allow you to use your own rod if you choose, but be prepared to bring some other essential items. In addition to the charter fee you will need an Oregon fishing license; if you don’t already have one, daily licenses may be purchased with your charter package. To insure a comfortable experience, dress in layers, complete with a rain jacket, hat and gloves. Many charters offer food and drinks, but if yours doesn’t, bring a thermos of coffee or tea, a canteen of water and some snacks or a picnic lunch. Also bring a little cash to tip the captain and crew and to pay for the fish cleaning services at the end of your trip, and be sure leave a cooler with ice in your car to transport your fresh fish.

Most likely, you will check-in and mingle somewhere near the docks of the Port of Newport early on the morning of your scheduled adventure. The captain and crew will invite you on board, and will discuss safety, fishing and boating regulations, how to use your gear, and the procedures for catching and handling your fish. The boat will then motor across Yaquina Bay and under the impressive Bay Bridge that looms overhead, through the channel of the jetty, and out into the Pacific Ocean. Some charters offer crabbing options, and your boat may drop crab pots to be retrieved later on the way back into the docks.

Once on the open ocean, the captain will navigate a course to where various schools of sport fish abound. From this distance, the shoreline recedes inland, and you might be able to recognize important landmarks like the Yaquina Head Lighthouse or the sandy beaches that separate Newport from the ocean. The captain and crew will instruct you on how and when to drop your lure into the depths – this is when the magic happens! The anticipation and excitement is immediately heightened when a member of your fishing party cries, “Fish On!”

It’s easy to lose track of the time when the fish start biting, and the intervals are marked by catching fish or reeling in your gear and moving to a new location to find an unsuspecting group of hungry fish! Before you know it, the fish are piling up in the plastic tubs and buckets, and it’s time to return to the Bay. The trip back to the docks is a time for reflection of how satisfying the day has been, and suddenly how tired you feel as the adrenaline subsides. Once back on land, fish cleaning services are available for a small fee, and your only decision will be planning the menu for the night’s feast.

Chartered fishing is fun and exciting, and it’s also a great opportunity to try and catch your dinner, but remember that even sometimes the big one’s do get away. Catching fish is never guaranteed; that’s part of what makes it such a great sport!

Let’s Go Fishing!

Charter Fishing Companies in Newport

Newport Tradewinds

653 SW Bay Blvd.

541-265-2101

Captains Reel Deep Sea Fishing

343 SW Bay Blvd.

541-265-7441

Yaquina Bay Charters

1000 SE Bay Blvd. (near the Embarcadero Resort)

541-265-6800

Newport Marina Store and Charters

2128 SE Marine Science Dr.

541-867-4470

Newport looks forward to welcoming you! Click here for more info on visiting.



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 is a link to 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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Summer’s Here!

How many fun activities can you do in Newport on the longest day of the year?

The start of summer in North America traditionally begins during the summer solstice, when the northern hemisphere of the earth is the closest to the sun that it will be all year. The summer solstice falls on June 21st this year, making it the longest day of the year in 2018. That means that you will have more time to enjoy all of the great things that Newport has to offer! Plan your trip to the coast now, and find out how many activities you can complete with a little extra daylight. Here are a few suggestions of how to spend the longest day of the year in Newport:

 

Visit Both Lighthouses:

Newport is home to two historic lighthouses; one is perched on top of Yaquina Head (750 NW Lighthouse Dr.) and the other is at the edge of the Yaquina Bay (Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site). At 93 feet, the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse is Oregon’s tallest and is surrounded by the amazing wildlife preserve, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is in the Yaquina Bay Recreation Site next to the northern entrance to the Yaquina Bay, and is the only wooden Oregon lighthouse in existence, and the only remaining lighthouse with living quarters attached. Both lighthouses offer a unique experience, are easily accessible, and welcome visitors throughout the year.

 

Explore Newport’s Historic Bayfront:

Spend the day strolling through Newport’s working Historic Bayfront, where beautiful murals cover the one-mile strip of canneries, fish markets, art galleries, gift shops, and various eateries that coexist amid the cries of seagulls and the savory scent of fresh cooked Dungeness crab. Shop and dine in an atmosphere largely forgotten by time, visit the resident sea lions on the docks, and enjoy all of the family-friendly attractions offered at Mariner Square (250 SW Bay Blvd). You may also want to buy fresh seafood right of the docks, or charter a fishing boat to catch your own ocean delicacies.

Discover Nye Beach:

With its idyllic accommodations, restaurants, and shops, Nye Beach feels like a village, and is also home to Newport’s Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Center. Nye Beach is not only a creative, artistic neighborhood, but is also a great place to access the beach. Walk from shop to shop, get some homemade candy or ice cream and enjoy a great meal, and then head to the beach. The expansive beach below the neighborhood is one of Newport’s favorites, and is perfect for beachcombing, kite flying, sunbathing, picnics, cookouts and bonfires.  

 

Ride Your Bike:

Newport has some of the most scenic bike riding opportunities in Oregon, and you can even ride fat tire bikes on many of our beaches if you want to go off road. If you didn’t bring your bike to the beach, Bike Newport has many kinds of bicycles for rent, specializes in fat tire bike rentals, and even offers guided bike tours around the city. Here are some great local places to ride, and a map of each route is linked into the description so that you can either follow the path faithfully, or veer off on your own at any point.

The Lighthouse to Lighthouse Ride – This route is approximately 10 miles long, and follows the Oregon Coast Bike Route for a moderately challenging ride between Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (1871) and Yaquina Head Lighthouse (1872). Along this route, you’ll pass through the Nye Beach Historic District, see stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, and gain a bit of elevation for a good workout.

The South Beach Ride – Mostly on easy, flat terrain, this 8 mile route takes you through sand dunes to the South Beach Jetty, than winds its way through the South Beach Marina, along the estuary, and out to Idaho Point on King Slough. This ride provides great views of the bay and ocean, and offers amazing bird watching opportunities.

The Shopping Ride – Newport offers plenty of shopping opportunities from department stores to small boutique specialty shops, and this 5 mile, mostly easy (except for one steep hill) route leads you by many kinds of shops and stores. The most direct route is to travel Hwy. 101 (gray line); the purple line shows alternate routes east and west of the highway, and the blue lines take you to the Nye Beach, Bayfront, and City Center Districts.

Bayfront to Nye Beach Ride – This challenging 6.5 mile route brings you through the Historic Nye Beach and Bayfront Districts and along Yaquina Bay before beginning the long winding climb up to Yaquina Heights for splendid ocean views. The ride includes a little over ½ mile travel along Hwy. 20.

The City Parks Ride – Easy to moderately challenging, this 7 mile route winds through our nine city parks, where you can enjoy bird watching, skateboarding, whale watching and ball games. Pack a picnic and find a special spot to stop for lunch in one of our unique city parks.

Newport looks forward to welcoming you! Click here for more info on visiting Newport.


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.

Newport looks forward to welcoming you! Click here for more info on visiting Newport.

Travel Newport Magazine

Spring / Summer 2018