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Newport's Historic Bayfront

SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR
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Mix of old and new, trinkets and beautiful art, nice restaurants and home bars.

so this is a wonderful little area, yes some normal "trinket/t-shirt" shops... but also many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pam w
Daytona Beach, Florida
Great place to visit. Lots to see and great restaurants.

We went there for dinner at the 5 star Local Ocean and to see the sites around there. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruskin, Florida
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“sea lions” (311 reviews)
“fishing boats” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (74 reviews)
SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR
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Reviewed 2 days ago

so this is a wonderful little area, yes some normal "trinket/t-shirt" shops... but also many wonderful shops filled with real art from Oregon artists. Can also walk out onto the boardwalk and watch the sea lions, which you hear from all through the area. It's...More

Thank pam w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for dinner at the 5 star Local Ocean and to see the sites around there. There is a nice park at the end of the bridge on the northwest side that has a lighthouse.

1  Thank Gscriven
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a special spot on the bayfront. We enjoyed all of the many fun shops and watching the fisherman who were bringing in their catch of the day. We have always loved this area and will look forward to returning !

Thank alanb6999
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit touristy but has lots of fun gift shops and eateries. You can see sea lions down on the pier.

1  Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is at a premium & you have to use caution on the narrow street w cars parked on both sides. Several shops & a few restaurants. Entertaining to watch the sea lions in the harbor.

Thank Karly49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit Newport, a visit to the historic Bayfront is a must. Unlike many other 'historic' waterfront areas in other cities or towns, this area remains very much a working port, where a fishing fleet is based and where their catches are unloaded and...More

Thank Judy-pooh265
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect when we traveled to Oregon. It was only our second time in the state but our first trip to their beautiful coast. We drove downtown after eating at Georgie's at Nye Beach (great food!). Although parking was an issue we...More

Thank TobyRyane
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I spent an entire afternoon at Newport's historic bayfront. There are lots of interesting shops to explore, restaurants, galleries, a wax museum, an arcade, and undersea "gardens". We had fun shopping for souveniers, eating ice cream, and watching the sea lions.

Thank 2TravelBears
Reviewed 1 week ago

A soul stirring experience in an active fishing and crabbing community! Everyone is friendly and ready to help you understand how, what, and why they do what they do! Fabulous, historical, and beautiful!

Thank sallymaggie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really worth visiting, even if finding a park is like winning the lottery. Full of wonderful little shops and restaurants, quaint bars and even tourism type stores. Very pretty overlooking the water and the impressive bridge into town. The sea lions are worth the visit...More

Thank Vern0n
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Vegasdbinhawaii | Reviewed this property |
There are at least two docks on the north side of the bay (where the sea lions congregate) where you can fish and crab.
29 July 2017|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot. It is truly a port for major packing fish for large firms. Very nearby you can fish,or crab.
29 July 2017|
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Response from Ekeller115 | Reviewed this property |
I also saw people with fishing gear on the pier. I would sure check the local laws or risk a fine and confiscation of your stuff. Google would be a good start.