The Inn at Nye Beach and Oregon’s coastline offers a slate of “best of” attractions for every sea enthusiast. Discover new ways to reconnect with the outdoors as you go beyond the sand and the sea and take in the variety of cultural, recreational and culinary pleasures throughout the area rich in history.
Nye Beach is the heart of Newport, with galleries, coffee shops, wine and quaint dining—but it’s the artistic vibe, a carryover from the town’s early days—that makes it unique.
A quintessential harbor with the iconic Newport bridge framing the scene: sea lions barking, gulls calling and classic fishing boats arriving to the docks in with their catches. Great local restaurants and photo opps.
An iconic US Route 101 arch bridge designed by Conde McCullough features art deco and art modern motifs as well as a Gothic influence.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing and believed to be Newport’s oldest structure. It’s situated in the Yaquina Head Natural Area, which extends out from the Oregon coast one mile into the Pacific Ocean. Depending on the time of year, you can see grey whales, nesting seabirds and harbor seals.
Explore the intriguing geology and popular whale watching site. The punch bowl is a scenic picnic spot atop the undulating rocky shoreline with tidepools on the north side.
Surf's always up in Newport, Oregon! We are home to several miles of pristine beaches with dozens of fantastic surfing locations, as well as several surf shops where you can buy or rent surf gear and accessories.
Kick back from the comfort of your room here at the Inn at Nye Beach, or get an even closer view from the Historic Newport Bayfront or on a Whale Watching Excursion through Newport Tradewind Charters.
Revered as one of the foremost coastal aquariums in the world, The Oregon Coast Aquarium features a creative mix of aquatic life in unique displays. It’s just across the Yaquina Bay Bridge, 2.5 miles south of the hotel.
Consistently rated a top attraction on TripAdvisor, The Hatfield Marine Science Center spans 49 acres across Yaquina Bay, and is part of a marine laboratory for Oregon State University. Its programs demonstrate how scientific research enhances our ability to interpret the natural patterns and forces that shape our world, and helps us to manage and sustain coastal and marine resources.
View the kelp forest in the underground theater at The Oregon Undersea Gardens, where you’ll be up close and personal with a stunning array of marine life in their natural habitat. Giant picture windows and the unique dive show bring you into the reef with the Wolf eel and octopus without getting wet.
Construction began immediately on Rogue’s Bayfront Brew Pub. Moving a step up in the world, our brewery, which began in a basement in Ashland, was now operating from a garage in Newport. The front of the house was readied. So begins the story of Rogue Ales, enjoy!
Check out the newly renovated Coming Attractions Theaters. Just 3 miles to the north, this local theatre offers comfortable seating and reasonably priced concessions.
Prepare to be amazed by the world's most bizarre sights right in Newport Ripley's Believe It or Not. From the 'live' stageshow to shrunken heads to the magic harp – be careful not to step over the edge of the universe in the deep-space hall of mirrors. You’ve never seen anything like it!