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Newport Oregon Activities
Experience coast living as you step outside your door to walk the beach, sit by the fire, or explore Newport. Activities are abundant here, allowing guests to stay and play year-round without having to drive far. Nature surrounds the motel and is easy to explore. Golfing is across the street and the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is a 1.5-mile walk.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Visit Oregon’s tallest lighthouse, explore tide pools, spot whales and catch and interpretive talk at Yaquina Head Natural Area. Only a short 1.5 walk north of the motel.
Descend our private beach access staircase to miles of walkable coastline. Keep an eye out for marine treasures, surfers and whales.
Seasonal migrations happen directly along the coastline. Don’t be alarmed to see a massive gray whale breach. Contact Marine Discovery Tours for boat tours.
The cove is a popular spot for dedicated surfers. Rent boards and dry suits directly across the street. We have the best views to watch the surf action if you prefer to stay dry.
This seasonal activity is popular in the area among locals. Please contact Harry’s Bait & Tackle (541) 265-2407 about acquiring a permit and equipment.
Evening Fire Pit
As long as the weather cooperates, we’ll have evening fires. Watch the sunset and reflect on the day. S’mores fixings available upon request and alcohol is permitted.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Located on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport the Oregon Coast Aquarium is at the center of marine education and a top attraction on the Oregon Coast.
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Oregon State University’s marine science research and education center on Newport’s Yaquina Bay. Open to the public and admission is donation based.
Agate Beach Golf
Agate Beach Golf Course, located directly across Highway 101, offers 9 challenging holes and is open to the public. Compare scores after a round in the Café.
There are many unique areas in Newport each with its individual charm. Drive along the scenic Highway 101, visit the bay front to see the barking sea lions (you’ll hear them first!), or sip coffee and shop in historic NYE beach. We’re proud of some of the Oregon Coast’s best places to visit and excited for you to experience their charm yourself.
Historic Bay Front
Shopping, galleries, plenty of seafood restaurants, a wax museum, and sweeping views of the harbor and iconic Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Historic Nye Beach is Newport’s quaint central district. We love the great coffee and breakfast cafés, galleries, shops and more oceanfront views.
Downtown Deco District
Newport’s Deco District is easily accessible along Highway 101 complete with gift shops, restaurants, and grocery stores for convenient proximity to the motel.
Newport Oregon Restaurants
While we provide all the amenities and comforts of cooking ‘at home’ in your Suite, a trip to the coast wouldn’t be complete without checking out some of the amazing eateries for the freshest seafood! Here’s a few of our favorites in the area.
LOCAL OCEAN SEAFOODS
Premier fish house and one of our personal favorites. Great fresh seafood, wine and draft beer selection.
100% Organic, Fair-Trade Coffee Roasted Fresh Daily. We provide the same coffee in each suite too.
One of Oregon’s oldest breweries. Visit the brewery or one of Rogue’s other Newport “meeting halls”.
Family-friendly beachside restaurant specializing in chowder in bread bowls & fish ‘n’ chips.
SOUTH BEACH FISH MARKET
Amazing deli and market for all things seafood. Located off the Yaquina Bay Bridge and fills up fast!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Attached to the Hallmark Inn with ocean views & a seafood-centric menu.
THE COFFEEHOUSE RESTAURANT
Gourmet breakfast and lunch fare café. Located in Newport’s historic bay front with Yaquina Bay views.
OREGON OYSTER FARMS
Shelled oysters, oyster meat, oyster cocktails, smoked oysters, steamer clams and more.
Agate Beach Motel History
Agate Beach Motel was built in 1940 and has kept the original footprint of 2 buildings encompassing a large lawn overlooking miles of pristine beach. Our two buildings include covered and drive-in parking. In the same way as it does today, the parking provided at single-level motels, such as Agate Beach Motel, provided travelers with a sense of safety and ease knowing their cars were nearby. The qualities of the historical layout and ease of use continue to be important to many of today’s travelers as well, and we are pleased to be able to offer the restored convenience and beauty of motor lodges to our 21st-century guests.