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.

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BEACHCOMBING

Descend our private beach access staircase to miles of walkable coastline. Keep an eye out for marine treasures, surfers and whales.  

SURFING

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. 

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CLAMMING

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.

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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.

WHALE WATCHING

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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