Take your pick. Are you
a nature lover, a history buff, or a sports enthusiast? Do you
like to either watch, catch, or eat fish? Or, do you simply wish
to walk on the sand with the kids or the dog? Newport and the surrounding
areas have it all.
Around the corner from Beach
will find the Newport
Performing Arts Center.
Check for current shows. Walk into the Nye
Beach Historic District for a meal,
boutique shopping, a good book, or to catch a glimpse of Newport
as it was promoted at the turn of the 20th century.
Newport has two faces. Beach
the Pacific Ocean, making it an excellent location for whale
watching, which you can do either from the deck or at many
of the turnouts along the Coast Highway 101.
includes Yaquina Bay, housing one of the largest fishing fleets
in Oregon. The Bay Front, also known as the Embarcadero, boasts
numerous fresh fish markets, restaurants and deep sea fishing
Google "fishing Newport” and you will be amazed at
the companies listed.
Rather see the fish up close? Check out the Oregon
Coast Aquarium for fascinating fish and fish facts, then drive
to the Hatfield
Marine Science Center, run
by Oregon State University, for a look at their octopus. Research
at this facility includes studies on wave power to
generate electricity and models to simulate the destructive nature
of tsumamis (In fact, OSU is a leader in tsunami research).
If you run out of things to do in Newport,
the Coast Highway 101 going either north or south will take you
dunes, casinos and more.
Inland, the Coast Range, which runs parallel to the sea, is home
to vineyards, farms, and some of the most productive logging in
Whatever you do in the area, there is not enough
time to eat all the Dungeness crab you would like or breathe enough
salt air to last until your next trip to the Coast. We hope Beach
Retreat provides a good home base so the photos
and stories you take away will remind you of all the fun you had
while staying with us.