While the Oregon Coast might not be the first thing people think of when they hear "beach vacation", Newport Oregon has been a popular vacation destination for over 100 years. With dramatic coastal and cliffside views, and a beach resort community that became popular after 1900, Newport, Oregon is a must-see for local travelers on their Oregon beach vacations.
Located on the Central Oregon Coast, Newport is a charming town that is full of character and deeply connected to the sea. The city is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, which has emerged as one of the most popular attractions in the area thanks to its stunning collection of sharks, exotic fish and sea turtles. Newport is also home to the historic Bayfront walking area and Nye Beach, a century-old beach resort turned artist enclave. Visit Newport and experience the city's historic harbor, which has transformed into a local attraction with dining and shopping.
Newport, Oregon is also well known for its craft brews and family attractions. During your beach vacation in Newport, Oregon parents looking for a little "me" can send their kids to to explore the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum while they sneak off to the Rogue Brewery. The kids will love checking out the bizarre and often funny exhibits of the museum, while adults will love sampling some craft beers like the Shakespeare Stout or the Hazelnut Brown Nectar.