Newport Oregon Attractions
Shoreline Ridge is located in the heart of Newport, the hub of the popular Central Oregon Coast. Countless recreational opportunities abound for every day and every season.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium ranks among the top 10 aquariums in the nation. Their newest exhibit Passages of the Deep explores the mysteries of the open ocean through a submerged tunnel. Indoor exhibits feature marine life found in wetlands, sandy and rocky shores. Outdoor exhibits are home to sea otters, seals, sea lions and a giant Pacific octopus. The Aquarium has one of the largest walk-through seabird aviaries in North America.
Visitors to The Science Center can explore the geology of the ocean floor, learn about coastal hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and find out about advancements made in whale tracking and research. The Center's exhibits include a "touch" tank of tidal animals and a live octopus.
This area is well known as an excellent place to view gray whales, explore tide pools and observe harbor seals. See Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon's tallest and second oldest operating lighthouse, beautiful sea and shore birds and the largest variety of resident and migrating seabirds on the coast.
The Bayfront offers a fascinating walking tour. The city has turned this one-mile strip into a gigantic canvas for artists, offering art galleries, gift shops, fresh seafood markets, chowder houses and restaurants.
Built in 1895, the Burrows House Museum features exhibits of Lincoln County history, including period rooms of the Victorian era with household furnishings and clothing.
This log cabin museum focuses on the history of pioneering, the local Siletz Indian tribe, and the logging and fishing industries in Lincoln County.
The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, completed in 1871, is Newport's oldest building. No longer operated as a lighthouse, the restored facility is now a historical museum and gift shop.
With all these attractions, Newport makes the perfect Oregon coast destination. Take a look at our ocean-front condo floor plans and see why Shoreline Ridge is right for you.