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“Found by accident”

Don Davis Memorial Park
Ranked #21 of 51 things to do in Newport
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

As we traveled from the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse past the Fisherman's Memorial we stumbled upon this very nice and quiet beach. You can see Yaquina Head in the far distance and a beauiful beach spans the horizon. There is a beach just before the steep path down to the beach where you can just sit and take in the beauty. The parking area is ample for the site and there is a whale bone tribute on the other side of the building. A nice find and a beautiful warm and "sunny" Oregon day. Stop and smell the roses and then continue to the Yaquina Head a few miles north off 101.

3  Thank James H
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stumbled onto this park while exploring the area, like the rest of the area, it was nice and quiet, wonderful little place to visit.

2  Thank lwodraska
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a nice place to access the beach just south of Nye Beach. It's a bit of a steep climb down, particularly at the bottom, but once you're on the beach you can walk all the way to the jetty. The beach is wide. Given what could have happened years ago, many thanks to the City of Newport for turning this into a park that honors Vietnam Veterans (there is a nice plaque listing those Lincoln County residents who died in Vietnam). The park is named for the longtime City Manager who had the foresight to make this spot a public space.

1  Thank 65Curmudgeon
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

I love to just park in the lot or beside the road and look at the view. You can see the lighthouse and most of the beach. Beautiful views. Easy trail to the beach and right in the middle of town. Love it.

2  Thank Annette N
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Panoramic view area with a glass enclosed building for when the weather is not so dry. Parking is easy and a family friendly place.

2  Thank marijd406
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