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Newport's Historic Bayfront

SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Cultural
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Cultural

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

There were plenty of wild sea lions sitting below the boardwalk enjoying the sun and posing for photos. It was wonderful to see them interactivity in the wild and hearing them call out to one another.

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Florence, Oregon
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111 reviews 111 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The large commercial fishing fleet based here gives this place an authentic feel. A variety of shops and restaurants provide interest and fun. Even though I live in another Oregon coast resort town I will make a point of coming here because of the "seaport charm". Kind of like a mini-San Francisco Bay, mini-Coney Island and New England fishing village... More 

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Amity, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My best friend and I have spent a day at the Bayfront. And we love it. The shops are great, the people who work here are so friendly, and the views are spectacular. Be sure and stop in the Made in Oregon shop, the fudge shop, and have lunch at Local Ocean for a perfect experience.

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Oregon Coast
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286 attraction reviews
2,072 helpful votes 2,072 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm a local and we rarely go to the bayfront in summer as it's so busy. Good for the merchants but parking can be a nightmare. This time of year it's more relaxed. I was in town and thought I'd browse through a few shops. There is a nice mix of upscale, expensive "gallery" type shops with fun trinkety-type shops.... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Newport harbor is the home of NOWA and the pacific fleet. They also have an educational aquarium that is catered towards children. They have a lighthouse a coast guard station and one of the largest crabbing fleets in the lower 48 states. The stores and restaurants are catering the tourist but are enjoyed by the locals.

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Dallas, Oregon
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I prefer this area most when the weather is cooler. The smells from the fishing boats and the fish processing plant aren't as overpowering! Lots of shops, great people watching! Wish that they had more benches scattered around for people watching tho!

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Northglenn, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A fun,funky place to view the sea lions, have ice cream,taffy ,and look thru the shops.Great to watch the fishing boats come in. The whale watching is a super experience. The captain let my granddaughter "steer " the boat!

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Chama, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The place to see very vocal sea lions. Disappointed that Ripleys, Undersea world and wax museums were closed on the day we were there. Found a fantastic plate to eat at Ocean Blue @ Gino's sea market and grill. So many shrimp and very delicious.

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Escondido CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have visited many Oregon Coast towns and Newport, in our opinion, is the most authentic working seafood harbor. We arrived at mid-morning and found easy parking for our small RV on the street. We walked by and watched actual fishing boats unloading and fresh product being loaded onto trucks. Across the street are a variety of galleries, shops, and... More 

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Claremont, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well worth spending a couple of hours here on a nice day. Fun shops and very good restaurants. Parking can be a problem on weekends during the summer.

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