NEWPORT
AVERAGE SUMMER HIGH62 DEGREES
POPULATION10,000
TRADEMARKED NICKNAMETHE DUNGENESS CRAB CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Situated on Oregon’s central coastline, Newport is everything you could want as far as an ocean side destination. Tourists delight in the myriad seafood options available. The catch of the day was most likely caught just a few hours before dinner. From salmon, to Dungeness crab, to shrimp, scallops and mussels, the city offers just about any seafood dish you can imagine. It is the seaside location that also gives Newport its breathtaking backdrop. Watch the sunset while relaxing on the sands of Nye Beach, marvel at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and pick up some scuba gear to check out the Undersea Gardens.
The city itself is definitely what you’d call an eclectic mix. The ocean vibe really keeps everything alive and energetic, while the quaint shops, cottages and art galleries infuse the city with a more laid back and mellow feel. The area calls itself “the coast you remember” for very good reason.
  • THE BAYFRONT

    This historic strip is basically the quintessential Newport. Go there to check out the restaurants and bars, watch the ever amusing sea lions, and experience what a water front lifestyle is really all about.

  • OUTDOOR RECREATION

    Newport offers outdoor lovers plenty of action. Of course there’s surfing, kayaking, and swimming galore. But the region is also something of a runner, biker and hiker’s paradise. Check out the Ocean Bay Trail as well as the paved pathways that run through South Beach State Park.

  • OREGON COAST AQUARIUM

    A must-visit, this aquarium is home to everything from manta rays to giant Pacific octopus. Glass pathways give visitors a true inside glimpse of life underwater, not to mention the museum offers opportunities for aquatic sleepovers.

  • FOOD AND DRINK

    Certainly there’s the seafood, but Newport also has a ton of restaurants covering a vast array of cuisine styles. It is increasingly becoming something of a foodie stop; Newport also has a number of incredible tap rooms and breweries to top off an evening while out and about.

THE WEATHER
  • Newport has remarkably consistent temperatures throughout the year. The winter high temps (51 degrees) isn't too far off the summer (66 degrees). The biggest difference is that winter is a very wet season, getting 10 inches of rain per month.

  • Spring is still fairly rainy, but not nearly as much as the winter months. The daily highs reach the upper-50s.

  • Summer is the relative warm and dry months, but we use the term "warm" pretty loosely. Summer highs are regularly only in the mid-60s.

  • Like much of the Pacific Northwest, Newport get a bit of a late summer. September and October remain in the lower to mid-60s . By October, the rainy season begins to move in.