Apartments & Vacation rentals Newport
A scenic location nestled between the Coast Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay has been drawing visitors to Newport since the latter half of the 19th century. Visitors who come looking for natural beauty and a unique and exciting coastal experience have not been disappointed yet. If you haven’t visited the city yet, then don’t waste anymore time. Come here to see Oregon’s tallest and second oldest active lighthouse at Yaquina Head and special stores running along Nye Beach. Don’t forget the Bayfront which is not only home to one of Oregon’s largest commercial fishing fleets, but also hosts art galleries, chowder houses, and family attractions in turn-of-the-century storefronts. Newport awaits your visit!
The beautiful landscapes which can be seen as you travel along the highway to Newport can continue to be viewed from the comfort of your vacation rental. Wimdu offers a wide selection of accommodation which face onto the glistening seafront. Choose from various holiday homes and apartments fully-equipped to offer a comfortable stay. Those looking for a rental surrounded by galleries, fine seafood restaurants and plenty of shops can choose from a bed and breakfast or apartment located on the Bayfront. No matter what your requirements, there are budget friendly vacation rentals waiting in Newport for you!
Where to stay
- Tourism, fishing and wood products are the main industries in Newport!
- Newport, Oregon was named after Newport, Rhode Island!
- The first post office in Newport was established in 1868!
- The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area has one of the first wheelchair accessible human constructed tidepools in the world!
- The Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only full-time professional symphony on the Oregon coast!
Newport’s varied beaches have something to suit everybody. Perhaps the most popular and unique is Cobble Beach, an Oregon treasure where guests can visit tide pools, climb a winding spiral staircase to the top of Yaquina Head Lighthouse and gaze wonderously at the 300,000 common murres who live on mammoth rocks. The historic Nye Beach, which dates from 1866, is a lively are filled with apartments and other accommodation to rent, fabulous restaurants and gift shops. Anybody spending their time in Newport on foot will find Nye Beach to be extremely pedestrian friendly. Take the time to also visit the South Beach State Park which is perfect for kite flying, Beverly Beach State Park to go surfing and the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area which has the state's tallest lighthouse.
Things to see and do in Newport
Visitors in love with the great outdoors can continue to get stuck into the beauty and culture of Newport by setting off on a recreational fishing trip which operates nearly year-round. Many charter operators offer crabbing trips and even have the facilities for you to cook your crabs back at bay! Those who haven’t developed their sea legs can hang around on the beach during low-tide to fill their bags with clams, mussels and bay clams. Anybody certain to enjoy fishing of any kind in Newport should be sure to first obtain a licence before doing so! If you simply just want to look at fish and not eat them, then take a trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium which is ranked among the top 10 aquariums in the nation!
Beach and water based activities are not the only sources of entertainment Newport offers. Many artists call the city their home which means there are plenty of cultural attractions and events to go around. Music lovers can be entertained at the Newport Symphony Orchestra and the Newport Performing Arts Center. Those who enjoy more visual attractions can spend some time viewing interesting exhibitions at the Newport Visual Arts Center. To view a play, get tickets for the Red Octopus Theatre Company. Newport is also home to 3 dance companies: TJ Hoofers Inc., Oregon Coast Ballet Company and Pacific Dance Ensemble.
It is most convenient to fly into Newport Municipal Airport when visiting Newport, especially if travelling from Portland as a twice-daily service connecting the areas is offered. A local bus service also operates between the 2 cites as we all from Newport to Salem. Newport is also easily reached for visitors making the journey by car. Drivers can take Highway 101 when travelling from the Northern and Southern Oregon Coast. Those coming from other directions can enjoy a scenic drive using Interstate 5 and Highways 34 and 20.
Discovering Newport is ideal on foot or by bike, but only when the weather is accommodating. If you have the misfortune of cold and rainy weather, travelling by car is an ideal way to view the city. Head back onto Highway 101 and drive past the lighthouse, bayfront and various shops and restaurants.