"Newport, Oregon" Top 5 Page for this destination Newport by Geoff_Wright

Newport Travel Guide: 129 reviews and 291 photos

Newport is the seat of Lincoln County, spread across a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay. Located between Depoe Bay and Waldport along U.S. Highway 101, and close to the unincorporated areas of Otter Rock and Seal Rock, where, in the Summer months, is to be found a well known and respected VT member.

Newport has been a resort community for more than 100 years. Settled in about 1855, Newport began as a fishing village, then was plotted in 1866 and developed as a resort with a coastal steamer route to San Francisco.

With a current population of about 9,960, Newport preserves the charm of the turn-of-the-century era in The Old Bay Front, a waterfront section of the town. Located at the entrance of the Yaquina Bay, fishing is an important industry. Commercial and charter fishing boats sail from the harbour. Many visitors also enjoy jetty fishing, crabbing and clamming in the area. Newport is the county's governmental, cultural and educational centre. The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport Performing Arts Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center are to be found here.

My visit to Newport was part of my introductionary Tour of the Oregon coast, sponsored by that magnificent VT and 'USA Today' personality, Phildeni (Phil to his friends, LOL!)

  • Last visit to Newport: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • worldkiwi's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2005 at 3:02 AM

    Thanks for the info! This is on my planned route for my big US trip in 2006!

  • Easty's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2005 at 7:59 PM

    I was at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and was fascinated by the bridge too. Nice commentary on your trip to the Oregon Coast.

  • ZanieOR's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2004 at 10:40 PM

    I'm glad in your world travels you made it to Oregon. It's fun to see our state through the eyes of someone from across the sea.

  • phildeni's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 2:10 PM

    Nice page.


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