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Newport's Historic Bayfront

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Address: SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR
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The bayfront is a fun place to watch the sea lions and wander little odd shops. It is a little smelly but that is to be fully expected.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sublimity, Oregon
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Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The bayfront is a fun place to watch the sea lions and wander little odd shops. It is a little smelly but that is to be fully expected.

Thank just1beth
Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's near the town of Newport. You can get some candy at a local candy store and go watch the boats and the sunset.

Thank Megan V
Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

High points Good view of harbor Several places have access directly above the water which is especially appealing for children Some interesting places to eat and shop along the bay front Low points Very touristy Many of the shops have average to low quality items for sale Very limited parking 6 of 10

Thank Soonkeum
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sure, the Newport Bayfront is chock-a-block with tacky souvenir shops, T-shirt emporiums, and other tourist attractions, but it is also a working commercial fishing port. You can watch the busy fishing boats, see the packing houses, and stroll out on the pier to observe the hundreds of resident sea lions basking and barking on the wharves.

Thank Richard K
Wilsonville, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a number of shops and attractions as well as a working fishing dock. There were also seals and assorted birds to watch. Very entertaining

Thank David S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the morning walking through the Bayfront. Fun, delightfully quaint shops and restaurants line one side of the street and working fish processors line the other. The sounds of sea lions, passing boats and normal traffic all blend together to enhance the experience. Very busy on the weekends.

Thank Don M
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a fun place to take a stroll. Enjoy the harbor, the sea lions and all the cute shops! There are many great places to shop and eat.

Thank Christine W
Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting stop. The area offered the typical souvenir shops but also had a fresh fish market where you could get the freshest crab walk-away; great! There were quite a few local fishermen around to chat with and I was told 'Deadliest Catch' will be filming a new season there soon. Fun adventure, short walk.

Thank Jenna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk along the marina, eat at one of many restaurants, visit a museum. A pleasant atmosphere, a combination of tourist traps and actual working fishing enterprises.

Thank Nancy P
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fishing docks have a story and you can see it when visiting but what was amazing about this visit was the sea lions. They were on the docks and barking at one another while others try to sleep. They are beautiful animals and I could have stayed there all day watching and listening to them.

Thank BelaN74

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