The Oregon Coast Aquarium is one of the nation's top ten aquariums & a popular attraction at the Coast. It is located across the Yaquina Bridge in South Beach, just 6 minutes (1.8 miles) from the Shilo Inns in Newport. The Aquarium is home to over 500 species of animals in both indoor & outdoor exhibits. To avoid waiting in line at the Aquarium, our guests may purchase admission tickets at the front desk.
Whether you're looking for Tuna, Salmon, Halibut or the variety of Rock fish available; Yaquina Bay Charters can deliver. Whale watching and crabbing trips are available as well. Located in the marina at Newport's Embarcadero Resort situated among the yachts and sailing boats. Our experienced Captains and friendly crew provide high quality fishing equipment and show you how to use it. You are always welcome to bring your own favorite rod. Fish cleaning services are available at our docks.
Since the 1930's Agate Beach Golf Course has been one of the finest courses on the Oregon Coast. A regulation 9 hole public course built on relatively flat rolling terrain which is very suitable for walking. More detailed course information is provided within this web page. Thanks for visiting our site and we will look forward to seeing you on the beautiful Central Oregon Coast.
Ornate figurines and elaborate sets are a feast for the eyes at Newport’s Wax Works. Hundreds of sculptures, each elaborately molded and detailed, delight visitors from around the world. Where else can you see Hollywood legends and sci-fi creatures just by turning around? Each figure is created with incredible attention to detail. Sculptures can take months to build and can cost tens of thousands of dollars!
Our welcoming staff and crew offer a true Oregon adventure for visitors from far and near. We are a family owned and operated business that showcases the Oregon Coast with seasoned captains having experience from the Bering Sea to San Francisco Harbor. Joined by a team of friendly naturalist guides. We provide fun and exciting two hour cruises that focus on Oregon wildlife aboard the deluxe 65 foot Discovery.
HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
The Hatfield Marine Science Center has more than 45 years of accomplishment in research, education, and outreach. Originally established as a marine laboratory for Oregon State University, it has grown to encompass a large group of partners on its 49 acre site on Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon.
Enter the world of the strange & wonderful at the world’s last great sideshow – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Since Robert Ripley’s first cartoon strip in 1918, Ripley’s has been collecting oddities from around the world, featured in books, fairs & Ripley’s famous Odditoriums. Experience all the wonder of the world’s most bizarre sights right here in Newport, from the “live” stageshow to shrunken heads to the magic harp. And be careful not to step over the edge of the universe in the deep-space hall of mirrors.
Have you ever climbed the stairs of a lighthouse? Wondered what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper? Viewed a working lens? We invite you to visit Yaquina Head Lighthouse, where these questions and more will be answered, as you tour this historic structure.
The 93 foot tower, Oregon's tallest, is located on a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific Ocean north of Newport, at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Winds and rain have buffeted this lighthouse since its beginning in 1872.
South Beach State Park and the surrounding areas offer a variety of recreational opportunities.
One of the most exciting additions to the program at South Beach: kayak tours. Folks who register for the activity will launch from nearby Ona Beach (5 miles south) and spend two hours exploring the fascinating Beaver Creek area with a guide. Other activities around the park include fishing, crabbing, boating, windsurfing & beach combing.
In 1902, Dr. Henry J. Minthorn, uncle of Pres. Herbert C. Hoover, built a sanitarium with hot sea water baths just north of what is now the Sylvia Beach Hotel. He donated the land for the public bathhouse, now the Yaquina Art Center, (or the CNC Gallery) which was financed and built by the Nye Beach Association in 1913. This building was used as a bath-house for visitors. It included changing rooms for men and women as well as a large rock fireplace.