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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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Must-visit when in Newport.

Newport is a working fishing town. And Bayfront is where the action is: the fishing vessels and their crews (you can buy fish and crab right off the boat!), the processing plants... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Newport is a working fishing town. And Bayfront is where the action is: the fishing vessels and their crews (you can buy fish and crab right off the boat!), the processing plants, the restaurants, the sea lions barking from their perches on the water, the colors and sounds of various tourist traps (and I mean that in a nice way)...they... More 

Thank RodPullman
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historic bayfront area with a combination of working seafood processing, gift shops, piers, plus some other touristy attractions if you're interested. We had one of the best breakfasts we ever had at The Coffee Shop which was a surprise based on the look of it from the sidewalk.

Thank John B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the docks with fishing boats, lots of shops and things to do. Across the bridge a brewery, aquarium, and long pier to crab on.

Thank Mike R
Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether it's to walk around and see the sights, peruse the local arts,crafts and photography, take in a meal or go out on a whale-watching boat, the Historic Bayfront is where we spend a lot of our time when in Newport. This trip there were a lot more sea lions than our past few visits. A local non-profit is working... More 

Thank Ruth S
Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ships, seafood, and sea lions. We arrived pretty late in the day and had quite a wait to be seated for dinner so we strolled along the boulevard and took in all the sights, sounds (the sea lions were barking and playing. We LOVED it!) and smells...which were a tad too strong for me as I can't stand the smell... More 

Thank kathir143
Lake Conroe, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small, but fun place to take the kids. It's crowded & sometimes hard to find parking. But if you want to get up close and personal with the sea lions, then walk down Pier 5 and head down the ramp and toward the bridge & you will see A LOT of them just hanging out, and it's free! They're not... More 

Thank Sandra R
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a wax museum and a Ripely's Believe it or not and some similar touristy stuff. This is also a working fishing port with boats unloading the catch and shipping lots of fish. Many restaurants and lots overlook the bay. You can go fishing or have a tour of the bay.

Thank Werlein_Manor
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bay front area starts at the USCG station on the corner of 13th and Bay and continues for about ½ mile to the Pacific Maritime Center. Along this route, there are a variety of shops, galleries, taverns, bars, and restaurants. In addition, a public pier has the ubiquitous Sea Lions. This is an active fishing/crabbing area and is a... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see, and do. Great shopping, something for everyone. Don't miss the big loud sealions at the north end of the commercial district, near the undersea gardens. Free and great for photos and videos. The best restaurant on the Oregon coast is just north of the sealions, Local Ocean Seafood is a must visit in Newport. They are innovative,... More 

Thank mckinneyville
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stroll on the historic bay front of Newport. We walked on the docks around many of the boats and then visited the sea lions who were sunning near the boardwalk where the fisherman brought in their fish and crabs. They were noisy and quite a show to watch vying for space to lay in the sun!

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