Elizabeth Street Inn
♥ amazing views ♥ nice welcome treat ♥ wonderful staff
The Elizabeth Street Inn is a ocean front property near the Nye Beach District, all rooms are ocean front with balconies, and dog friendly rooms are available.
Address: 232 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365
Inn at Nye Beach
♥ amazing views ♥ very clean ♥ wonderful staff
The Inn at Nye Beach hotel specializes in ocean-front lodging in the historic Nye Beach district of Newport, Oregon. The Inn at Nye Beach is the best pet friendly hotel on the Oregon Coast.
Address: 729 NW Coast Street, Newport, OR 97365
Nye Beach Condos
♥ amazing views ♥ location was great ♥ wonderful staff
Overlooking the beach, these straightforward condos and a cottage are 1.2 miles from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium and 1.3 miles from Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site.
Address: 729 Northwest Coast Street, Newport, OR 97365
Oregon offers you a host of places that you can start your vacation from. You can either start from Greater Portland, Mt. Hood and go on to the Oregon Coast. Oregonians are rather lazy people and it is this leisurely feel that gives the place its charm. Here you will be waiting for one meal after the other or one show after the other. There is actually no rush as in some of the bigger American cities. The lighthouse show here is a favorite among the tourists and features high on the Oregon tourist attractions lists. If you like fishing, this is a great place for you!
Newport Tourist Attractions
Newport is all about beaches and sea food experience. The Cobble beach located in the Yaquina Head Natural is densely populated with tourists. Also the Historic Nye Beach, South Beach State Park, Agate Beach State Recreation Site, and Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area are some of the places that you must visit if you are in Newport Oregon. The Nye beach has been awarded the most romantic beach by the Sunset magazine. The Beverly beach State park runs from Yaquina Head. The Moolack Beach is a favorite hunt for the surfers, and swimmers. The Newport region offers you ample scope for hiking, camping, biking and kayaking. The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area has a number of well defined trails like Ocean to Bay Trail, Lighthouse trail, Mike Miller park, Drift Creek falls, and Captain cook trail.Surfing and Kayaking are mainly concentrated around South Beach state park and Agate beach.
The Oregon Coast has such beautiful scenery you could literally only spend money on food and gas and still have a great time.
Take a hike!
There are many well maintained nature trails around th Lincoln City and Newport, Oregon areas. The hike up Cascade Head just North of Lincoln City on Three Rocks Road is fantastic. It's a steep climb through forest until you reach the meadow part of the upper headland. This area is protected for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly so please be courteous and stay on the trail. The views from up here are breathtaking. You can continue hiking up a very steep, narrow trail to the top of the headland and even beyond through more forest to the forest service road for a total of 6.6 miles round-trip.
Enjoy the Beach
Pack a picnic lunch and take along some folding chairs and find a spot to listen to the roar of the ocean, take in the salty air and watch the wildlife frolic in their natural habitat. One great beach in Lincoln City is Taft Park off of Hwy 101 and 51st SW. There are bathrooms here as well as the famous Mo's restaurant. Another great beach, in Newport, Oregon is Nye Beach. You can get here by taking Olive St. west from Hwy 101 and parking at the end of the street by the Newport Performing Arts Studio. There are also many unique shops here you can browse through.
Have a campfire
Pick up a bundle of wood and some matches, along with your folding chairs and head to one of the day use picnic areas. There are a couple of firepits at the South Beach Campground and Picnic area just South of Newport. In Lincoln City, take SE Devils Lake Road east from Hwy 101 (at the outlet mall) and drive to East Devil's lake state park. From the parking area, there is a trail up the hill to a more secluded picnicking area with a firepit with a good view of the lake. If you have a canoe, kayak or other small boat, there is a public dock you can set out from.
Hunt for agates
Usually the agate hunting is the best in the winter time when the waves have scoured the sand away from the beaches, but you can find some all times of the year. Just remember to look in the rocky gravel areas, this is where you have the highest chance of finding your treasures. A few great spots to check out are Taft Park in Lincoln City, Agate Beach in Newport and Ona Beach, Lost Creek and Seal Rock State Park all of which are South of the Newport bridge. You can polish your agates with a new tumbler and all the polishing grits and materials you need from Facets Gem and Mineral Gallery. They are located at 1240 NW Grove St. in Newport. They also have a great selection of unique rocks, shells and jewelry.
Check out the tidepools
At low tide, you can see green anemones, seastars, hermit crabs and more. Some of the best spots for tidepooling are at the Yaquina Head lighthouse area. It does cost an entrance fee but also gives you access to the lighthouse and visitor center.
Take the stairs down the South side of the headland to the rocky beach and explore and underwater world there. Just be careful where you step, there are living creatures all over the rocks. Another great place is Seal Rock State Park, south of Newport.
This area has to be one of the most photographed areas with all of the rocky seastacks jutting out of the ocean.
Visit the historic lighthouses
To the North of Lincoln City is Cape Meares Lighthouse. There are many birds which nest on the cliffs here. The views from the headland North and South are spectacular. There are also some great hiking trails here at the park.
Next is the Yaquina Head lighthouse, North of Newport off of Lighthouse road (by Izzy's Pizza). This is one of the taller lighthouses on the coast and is also open for tours at times. The guides there are very knowledgeable.
Thirdly is the Yaquina Bay lighthouse right on the North side of the Yaquina Bay bridge. This was Newport's first lighthouse and it is also open for tours.
Lastly, is Heceta Head lighthouse and keeper's house 10 miles North of Florence, Oregon. This is one of the most photographed lighthouses on the coast. The location is gorgeous. There is a nice day use fee park there with restrooms.