Newport's Historic Bayfront

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Newport's Historic Bayfront

Newport's Historic Bayfront
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Nov 2020
I've always found this bustling, working seaport with a variety of shops and restaurants to be a perfect way to spend most of a day in Newport. it's still the heart of Newport's fishing industry and always offers interesting insight to that way of life and business.
At the same time there is a wide variety of other options for tourists - art galleries, gift shops, Ripley's museum, candy stores and restaurants from inexpensive to high end offering a wide choice of meals.
If you're interested in deep sea fishing, or whale watching, this is the place on the Newport Coast to fulfill that desire.
There is a neat row of benches from which to view the fishing boats and and plenty of other attractions to make a nice day's stop.
Written November 6, 2020
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Nancy S
Portland, OR71 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a bustling, working seaport. There are fishing boats, big and small. You can buy fish right from the boats if it is in season. There are sea lions lazing on the docks waiting for fish parts to eat. There is a bustling seafood processing plants and the restaurants serve fresh fish. Fishermen hang out at the bars. So you really are in the heart of Newport life in that sense.
On the other hand, there is a lot of touristy things - art galleries, kitschy sea themed gift shops, a wax museum, and restaurants from inexpensive to high end trying to cater to the tourist crowd.
If you would like to go deep sea fishing, or on a whale watching boat ride, this is the place on the coast to do that also.
So all in all, I would recommend this place as a very interesting stop on the coast. While in Newport, you might also like to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium if you have kids, or go down to Nye beach if you want to boutique shop, eat in some very nice restaurants, or take a walk on the beach.
Written October 18, 2020
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Page J
Portland37 contributions
Dec 2019
A trip to Newport would not be complete without a visit to the Historic Bayfront area. Aside from walking up and down this quaint and lively business area, my favorite parts include viewing the fishing boats docked at Bayfront and walking down the dock to see the sea lions. There are always tons of them and I could stand watching them for an hour as they vie for space on the lower docks, bark at one another, and look up at us with the cutest faces. A trip to Newport is also not complete for us without a visit to Local Ocean Seafood Restaurant at Historic Bayfront. Always fresh and delicious... so glad we were able to visit again this time! Delicious!
Written January 7, 2020
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ARBY1229
Bend, OR28 contributions
Jan 2020
the Clearwater restaurant was delightful. Great coffee shop and sea lions are always fun. Fun to watch boats come and go, fisherman working on the docks gulls keeping track of everyone.
Written January 7, 2020
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Alan A
5 contributions
Nov 2021
On the day before Thanksgiving, we wandered down to the bayfront to pick up a piece of salmon for the holiday meal. What a fun place! Lots of fun shops, a dispensary, Rogue Ales has a bistro there, sea lions on the docks down by the water's edge, boats coming in and unloading their catch, and a lot of activity going on. It was quite the day walking around there and we were able to find a market where we got our piece of salmon.
Written November 28, 2021
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Randyp52
Woodland, WA6 contributions
May 2020
It seems like they are doing some major changes on the water front. It seems they have taken out or gotten rid of the undersea gardens gift store. This time around my son and I got there late and places were closing or were already closed.
Written June 1, 2020
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kimmyapnn
Olympia, WA10 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a fun place for the whole family. Watching the Sea lions swim around or just sleeping on the dock. After hanging with the sea lions take a walk and go shopping in one of the many stores, or just have lunch. It is totally a carefree trip.
Written February 12, 2020
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Jo J
46 contributions
Jul 2020
The Bayfront always has the added attractions of the Sea Lions gathered upon Port Dock One - but this trip there were no Sea Lions - very disenchanting. We had to park down at the end and walk back up. The Ripley's has had a paint job and new creatures added outside. We visited a few stores and looked for more seals along the bay but there weren't any.
Written July 24, 2020
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Tami C
Tacoma, Washington, United States13 contributions
Apr 2022
I loved walking this waterfront, with all the cute little shops and lots of places to eat. It was raining so I did not spend enough time there. Was thrilled to hear and see huge Sea Lions and discovered a beautiful boardwalk along the marina. Wish I had more time there. Will definitely explore more when it's not raining.
Written April 23, 2022
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Carl S
Bend, OR10 contributions
Sep 2020
We stopped in several shops and bought quite a few items. There is a nice ice cream Parlor and a Mo's restaurant.
There were about 15 Harbor seals in one location on view. They made a lot of noise.
Written September 6, 2020
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