Newport and Its Coast

OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport Area, Waldport Proper, Alsea River Inlet, US 101 curves along a sand beach as it approaches Waldport; fog [Ask for #276.A25.]
Fog hangs over US 101 as it curves along a sand beach near Waldport, on the Alsea River Inlet. [Ask for #276.A25.]

This chapter covers a 35 mile length of Oregon's Pacific Coast, stretching from Lincoln City in the north to Waldport in the south, and centered on the prosperous town of Newport. This coast is mainly beach, with good access from a number of state recreation areas as well as a fair number of beach settlements. There are also several good sets of cliffs: the small but scenic Seal Rock cliffs half way between Waldport and Newport; Yaquina Head virtually in Newport with its attractive cliff-top lighthouse; and the three mile stretch of cliffs at Otter Rock north of Newport, with a string of state viewpoints.

The town of Newport, at the center of this stretch, is large by coastal standards, with more than 10,000 people. The docks are noted for their colony of California seals that loll about on a warm day soaking up the sun. You'll also find the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's base for research vessels, with 110 marine officers. With such a major marine reseach operation, Newport has more than its share of ocean oriented museums: the Hatfield Marine Science Center, the Oregon State Aquarium, and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. You'll find that Newport has a handsome old downtown, the home of locally popular Rogue Ales.

This webpage covers an area between Cape Perpetua and Pacific City.

 
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Bridge over the mouth of Yaquina Bay, designed by Conde McCollough [Ask for #278.120.]
Bridge over the mouth of Yaquina Bay, designed by Conde McCullough [Ask for #278.120.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Town of Newport, South Beach State Park, Paved path curves over grassy dunes [Ask for #278.479.]
South Beach State Park in Newport; A paved path curves over grassy dunes. [Ask for #278.479.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Newport's North Coast, Otter Rock Area, Devils Punch Bowl, White building with a red roof, housing a tea shop, juts out over the sea cliffs [Ask for #278.492.]
White building with a red roof, housing a tea shop, juts out over the sea cliffs, at Devils Punch Bowl in the Otter Rock Area, new Newport. [Ask for #278.492.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport, Waldport's North Coast, Seal Rock, View out to sea from the beach beneath Seal Rock [Ask for #278.521.]
View out to sea from the beach beneath Seal Rock , between Newport and Waldport. [Ask for #278.521.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Town of Newport, Yaquina Bay above Newport, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, View of Lighthouse [Ask for #278.089.]
The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, just outside Newport. [Ask for #278.089.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Town of Newport, Yaquina Bay above Newport, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, View of lighthouse; detail, window. [Ask for #278.093.]
A window in the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, just outside Newport. [Ask for #278.093.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Town of Newport, Newport Bayfront, California sea lions on commercial fishing docks. [Ask for #278.101.]
California sea lions on commercial fishing docks in Newport. [Ask for #278.101.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Town of Newport, Newport Bayfront, California sea lions on commercial fishing docks. [Ask for #278.099.]
California sea lions on commercial fishing docks in Newport. [Ask for #278.099.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Lincoln City Area, Lincoln City Proper, Fishing pier on Siletz Bay [Ask for #278.516.]
Fishing pier on Siletz Bay, in Lincoln City. [Ask for #278.516.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Newport's North Coast, Otter Rock Area, Devils Punch Bowl, Clifftop view of people walking on the beach [Ask for #278.486.]
Clifftop view of people walking on the beach at the Devils Punch Bowl, in the Otter Rock Area north of Newport. [Ask for #278.486.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport, Waldport's North Coast, Seal Rock, Rough seas batter sea stacks off Seal Rock [Ask for #278.520.]
Rough seas batter sea stacks off Seal Rock, between Newport and Waldport. [Ask for #278.520.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Newport's North Coast, Otter Rock Area, Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint, Rocks worn and smoothed by the sea [Ask for #278.527.]
Rocks worn and smoothed by the sea at the Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint in the Otter Rock Area, north of Newport. [Ask for #278.527.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport Area, Waldport's North Coast, Seal Rock, Elephat Rock and Seal Rock, viewed from their beach [Ask for #278.522.]
Elephant Rock and Seal Rock, between Newport and Waldport, viewed from their beach [Ask for #278.522.]
OR: Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Alsea River Mouth, Alsea River Mouth, View towards the bridge from Robinson Park's beach area [Ask for #276.A27.]
View of the Alsea Inlet Bridge, carrying US 101 over the Alsea River Inlet, taken from Robinson Park's beach area in Waldport. [Ask for #276.A27.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Town of Newport, Agate Beach, A family picnics around a campfire in the Agate Beach dune field [Ask for #278.560.]
A family picnics around a campfire in the Agate Beach dune field in Newport. [Ask for #278.560.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport Area, Waldport Proper, Robinson Park, Power lines cross the Alsea River near the park's boat ramp [Ask for #276.A30.]
Power lines cross the Alsea River in Newport. [Ask for #276.A30.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport Area, Waldport's North Coast, Beaver Creek Community, A gravel road with grass growing in the middle has a milepost sign, "MILE 1" [Ask for #278.278.]
A gravel road with grass growing in the middle has a milepost sign, "MILE 1", on a backroad in the Coast Range inland from Waldport. [Ask for #278.278.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Yachats Area, Yachats Proper, Sign, "Gifts", in a cottage garden [Ask for #276.A07.]
A sign, "Gifts", in a cottage garden, in the town of Yachats. [Ask for #276.A07.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Yachats Area, Yachats Proper, Victorian style home with cottage garden in bloom [Ask for #276.A06.]
Victorian style home with cottage garden in bloom, in the town of Yachats. [Ask for #276.A06.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Yachats Area, Yachats Proper, A family enjoys a low tide beach along the inlet of the Yachats River, with the town visible in the background [Ask for #276.545.]
A family enjoys a low tide beach along the inlet of the Yachats River, with the town of Yachats visible in the background [Ask for #276.545.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport Area, Waldport Proper, Robinson Park, People set crab traps from the park's docks [Ask for #276.A29.]
People set crab traps from Robinson Park's docks, on the Alsea Inlet in Waldport. [Ask for #276.A29.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport Area, Waldport Proper, Alsea River Inlet, Fog rolls in on vacation homes in the dunes on the north side of the inlet [Ask for #276.A22.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Waldport Area, Waldport Proper, Alsea River Inlet, Fog rolls in on vacation homes in the dunes on the north side of Alsea Inlet in Waldport. [Ask for #276.A22.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Town of Newport, Agate Beach, View over the sand dunes of Agate Beach towards Yaquina Head and its lighthouse; from the Best Western Agate Beach Inn. [Ask for #278.558.]
View over the sand dunes of Agate Beach in Newort, towards Yaquina Head and its lighthouse. [Ask for #278.558.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Newport's North Coast, Yaquina Head, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, View across headland towards lighthouse [Ask for #278.112.]
View across headland towards Yaquina Head Lighthouse outside Newport. [Ask for #278.112.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Yachats Area, Yachats Proper, Yachats State Park, Father and small daughter playing in the surf [Ask for #279.172.]
Father and small daughter playing in the surf at Yachats State Park. [Ask for #279.172.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Yachats Area, Yachats Proper, Yachats State Park, Surf fishing [Ask for #279.170.]
Surf fishing at Yachats State Park. [Ask for #279.170.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Newport's North Coast, Otter Rock Area, Devils Punch Bowl, Sea arch [Ask for #279.182.]
Sea arch at Devils Punch Bowl in the Otter Rock Area near Newport. [Ask for #279.182.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Newport Area, Newport's North Coast, Yaquina Head, A viewpoint over a small, rock-bound inlet [Ask for #279.180.]
A viewpoint over a small, rock-bound inlet on Yaquina Head, near Newport. [Ask for #279.180.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Lincoln City Area, Depoe Bay, School children walk down a back road as they go on a field trip [Ask for #279.188.]
School children walk down a back road as they go on a field trip at Depoe Bay. [Ask for #279.188.]
OR: North Coast Region, Lincoln County, Pacific Coast, Lincoln City Area, Depoe Bay, Dock [Ask for #279.189.]
Dock at Depot Bay. [Ask for #279.189.]
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