Where to Play
If you’re planning on visiting Newport, we promise you won’t be bored. This page highlights just a few of the attractions we have to offer. We encourage you to scroll though all of them to find just what you like.
No visit to Newport is complete without a stop at the Oregon Coast Aquarium overlooking scenic Yaquina Bay just south of the city’s iconic bridge. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and fun, and plays an active role in conservation, education and animal rehabilitation efforts. The Aquarium’s world-class indoor and outdoor exhibits have earned the facility consistent recognition as one of the top ten aquariums in the country.
Golfers: there’s no need to skip tee time while you’re visiting Newport. Bring those clubs along and play at the lovely, rolling Agate Beach Golf Course, just across the street from the Pacific Ocean. This regulation nine-hole course is the perfect place to practice putting, take a lesson, or play a game.
Ever watch an octopus devour a live crab? Want to try your hand at generating electricity with a wave? Have questions about invasive species, underwater earthquakes, deep-sea hydrothermal vents, or local fish species? You can do all this and more at the Visitor Center of the Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center in South Beach.
Since the 1930's Agate Beach Golf Course has been one of the finest courses on the Oregon Coast. A regulation 9 hole public course built on relatively flat rolling terrain which is very suitable for walking. More detailed course information is provided within this web page. Thanks for visiting our site and we will look forward to seeing you on the beautiful Central Oregon Coast.
For a break from the ordinary, visit Aquarium Village's antique collectibles mall, indoor marketplace and specialty gift shops. Watch out for our resident pirates, whale and sea monster – they tend to hog the pictures!
The Newport pool is a year-round indoor swimming facility located at 225 SE Avery St, Newport, OR 97365, as part of the Recreation Center. The pool offers recreational swimming, swim lessons, lap swims, water fitness, special event swims, swim team, and pool rentals. (A great place for a birthday party!) Our heated indoor pool is 25 yards, eight lanes, a one meter diving board, an activity pool with lazy river, and a spa. We offer programming to accommodate all different interests, from quiet time for Mommy and Me, to fun and energized recreational swims. Check out our programs and come by for a swim!
Are you visiting the Newport area and interested in renting a bike during your visit? If so, you're in luck. Bike Newport has a great selection of rental bikes for all skill levels. All bike rentals also come with a helmet. We can also recommend great places to ride whether you are looking for a long road ride, a toddle around town, or an off road adventure.
Built in 1895 as a home for newlyweds Susan and John Burrows, both in their 60s. The house was originally located at Alder and the Coast Highway. At the time, it was isolated and surrounded by dense shore pine. Its location between the Bayfront and Nye Beach earned it the nickname “The Half-Way House.”
Deep sea fishing charters & crabbing trips. Two of the best outdoor activities that the Oregon coast has to offer. Whether you live here on the Oregon coast or you are just passing through let us take you on a trip to remember!
There is a glass blowing studio right in the gallery space so visitors can watch this beautiful and ancient art in action. Visitors can also take individual classes to design and blow their own glass float. Check out the video pages? glass blowing classes? to get a feel for the experience of ?getting hot at the edge!?
The Hatfield Marine Science Center is Oregon State University's marine research facility. The Visitor Center has aquariums, displays and exhibits that highlight the research conducted by 200 marine scientists. The Visitor Center offers programs for groups, guided nature walks, films, and talks. Our well-stocked bookstore has books, clothing, posters, games and more.
Through the efforts of many persons in the community, this facility offers opportunities for a variety of organized and non-organized recreational, sports, special and social activities for a wide range of age levels. Visit our website for more information.
Enjoy bottom fishing trips to the Inner Reefs or the rock-pile, halibut or salmon fishing in season, tuna fishing from August through October, whale watching in the early spring and late fall, or bay crabbing throughout the year.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is home to more than 15,000 marine animals including sea otters, sea lions, octopuses, sharks, tufted puffins and an array of tropical fish. Explore Passages of the Deep, the only thing separating you from a shark's three-inch teeth will be three inches of acrylic. Take an adventure through our clear underwater tunnel, and you'll know what it feels like to be completely surrounded by sharks, rays and thousands of fantastic fish. The Oregon Coast Aquarium has been consistently rated one of the nation's top ten aquariums.
Glass blowing classes and demonstrations. Stop by our new location and watch us create amazing glass art or schedule a glass blowing class to create your own signature piece. Our gift shop is full of glass art ranging from beads and floats to lighting, wine goblets, platters, and Venetian glass sculpture. Looking for that custom wedding top? We can do that too. Our new location offers a larger glass blowing studio and more space for our gallery. Come see us today on the corner of Hwy 20 and Fogarty St on the eastern gateway into Newport.
The Oregon Coast History Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Central Oregon Coast. Both facilities are located just one block off Highway 101 behind the National Guard Armory.
Oregon Coast Quests are fun, free-choice learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants of all ages to discover the natural, cultural and historical "treasures" of place and community. Self-guided Quests allow participants to explore parks, trails and other outdoor spaces. Clues are found in Oregon Coast Quests guidebooks. Participants can sign a log book at the end of each Quest (which is found in a hidden Quest box). Fun for the whole family! Sponsored by Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center.
The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is a seven-county destination marketing organization. We jointly market, advertise and promote Oregon's coastal communities, attractions, lodging properties, retail stores, shopping malls, community festivals, annual events, restaurants and 363 miles of public beaches, State and Federal parks and waysides.
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center celebrates the history, art, diverse culture, commerce, and scientific research that is of the ocean. The Pacific Ocean fosters a diversity of fisheries that includes a far-reaching commercial fishing fleet, vital to this Oregon Coast community. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center’s exhibits and programming are dedicated to telling the stories of those who share a desire to live and work where sea meets land, and along its rivers and estuaries
We're "Filled To The Gunnels With TREASURES!" ...... We have over 8,000 square feet packed with thousands of unique old and new treasures collected from the four points of the compass. We even have pirate gear and of course, shells and other nautical items galore!!!
3145 Ferry Slip Rd in Aquarium Village (Next to the Oregon State Aquarium)
Newport, OR 97365Map It!
The Port of Newport features Two RV Parks with 143 spaces both with full hook-ups, TV, showers and laundry, and RV dump stations. Dry camping plus Wi-Fi and/or Broadband hook-up are also available. The RV Park at the Newport Marina appreciates a high Good Sam rating. A small convenience store, showers and laundry facilities are on the premises. You can book a whale watching and bay tour, or take a trip to Newport's historic bay front, which offers shops, art galleries, and some of the best clam chowder on the map. Sport fishing and charter boats can be booked at the Newport Marina Store & Charters located in our Marina complex. You can even rent smaller boats and crab rings or use the public fishing pier for crabbing or fishing then clean your catch at one of the Marina's fish cleaning stations. Plan to cook your crab at the crab cooker then feast on your freshly caught and cooked crabs at one of our picnic bunkers.
Situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach State Park begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast. This historic park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The paved jetty trail provides a perfect place to jog or ride a bicycle. Forgot your bike? The Hospitality Center rents out bikes daily during the summer months, and you can also purchase bike helmets. Please note, Oregon State Law requires persons under 16 years old to wear protective headgear when riding or operating a bicycle!
Get a ''Fish-Eye View'' of life under the sea! A visit to The Undersea Gardens enables the visitor to view and learn about the marine species of the Pacific Ocean. By providing glimpses of the life that teems below the surface of the water, visitors come face-to-face with the living communities that lie, largely unseen yet are located in over two thirds of the planet. Experience a Live Dive Show in our Undersea Theater. Shows are narrated by knowledgeable guides, and scuba divers equipped with underwater communications. Performances take place regularly throughout the day. Unravel the secrets of the beautiful and mysterious world of the Pacific Ocean. Descend beneath the surface and become acquainted with the enchanting creatures of Newport's Yaquina Bay.
Ornate figurines and elaborate sets are a feast for the eyes at Newport's Wax Works. Hundreds of sculptures, each elaborately molded and detailed, delight visitors from around the world. Where else can you see Hollywood legends and sci-fi creatures just by turning around?
A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River: the historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874, having been made obsolete by the new Yaquina Head Lighthouse just up the coast a few miles. It was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996.
With more than 350,000 visitors a year, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is one of the West Coast’s most visited lighthouses. Located just north of Newport in the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse was built in 1873, and remains an excellent example of late 1800s lighthouses. At 93 feet, the tower is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon. Located on a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific Ocean, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse took more than a year to build, using more than 370,000 bricks.
An escape room is a fully immersive live adventure game in which players of all ages can attempt to solve a series of puzzles and other challenges using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the room. Unlike video games, Escape Rooms are real places where you interact with your team members to find a way to escape the room. Escape rooms provide challenges, some physical, some mental, but all fun! Its a wonderful interactive experience that is social, engaging and addictive!