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Newport's Historic Bayfront

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Address: SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR
Phone Number: 1800-44

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Great place for a break

Stopped by on our road trip in August. Originally drove to the area to get a great picture of the bridge and found the area to be full of shops, sea food, lots of sea lions... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Orem, Utah
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Orem, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by on our road trip in August. Originally drove to the area to get a great picture of the bridge and found the area to be full of shops, sea food, lots of sea lions which gave us entertainment. Would definitely stop by again on our next trip.

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy walking up and down the bayfront. Lots of boats to see in the marina. Several places to shop for souvenirs and lots of dining options. Several different types of cuisine from the expected fresh seafood/fish places to Thai and Japanese. Choices range from reasonable family friendly options to higher end of the scale finer dining with casual beach attire... More 

Thank KTerrel
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was very rainy during our stay over the Thanksgiving week, it was always a pleasure to enjoy seeing the fleet, in harbor and going out between the jetties and through the bar. The bar was quite rough due to the wind and rain. We always enjoy staying in Newport and go there often.

Thank Connie K
Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove down to the sea lion caves and there were no sea lions. Then we figured out that they were all at Newport! About mid-way down the main harbor-side street you will find a deck that takes you out over the platforms the city put in for the sea lions. There are also large rock breakwaters out in the... More 

Thank Magnolia13
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't plan on spending hours shopping but did after we snagged a four-hour centrally located curbside parking space at 1:00 pm that we were loathe to relinquish until we had had dinner at 4:00 pm. Guess what? Maybe because of the rainy weather, by 4:00 pm, there were lots of parking spaces. By then we had visited the barking... More 

Thank AnnKirby
Spearfish, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walk around the Newport harbor is fun and interesting...in varied ways. You can shop for souvenirs, eat at the original Mo's or go more upscale, you can skirt around crab crates and watch the sea lions. Or you can walk around the working boats...you can buy what is in season. But it's fun to look at the boats, big... More 

Thank SDCooks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feels like a bayfront, SMELLS like a bayfront... it must be a classic bayfront harbor! Not crowded and crazy like harbors in bigger cities and low on the tourist trap counter. There are great restaurants here and fun shops. Make sure and go watch the Sea Lions barking at each other for the best sun bathing spots on their resting... More 

Thank Brandon G
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Newport Bayfront. A real fishing port with classic old boats right out of Miid-Twentieth Century. Sea Lions barking, gulls wheeling and screaming in the sky, and the gorgeous Newport bridge framing the setting sun. A bit touristy on weekends and mid-summer, but otherwise more a working area then touristy.

Thank TMWildMed
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always boats coming in or out and sea lions barking off the jettys and local docks are a home for them! Don't take little dogs down by the floating sea lion dock, one slip, and the poor puppy is a goner.

Thank dollarkris2
Newport, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great things to see, good food to eat, bars to discover. Problem is, parking is at a premium during peak months. The city has some surface lots, but does a poor job on signage or promoting them so no one is aware that these exist. To make it worse, employees and even owners of bayfront businesses take all... More 

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