P.O. Box 1010, Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341   (541) 765-3000 

Lincoln City and Newport

Ten miles south of Depoe Bay on the central Oregon coast is Newport, and twelve miles north lies Lincoln City, both larger towns. Each town has a library, numerous churches and community college classrooms. Lincoln City is known for its famous Kite Festival and Newport has its Seafood and Wine Festival. Newport is also home to a magnificent Performing Arts Center, the new Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Things to Do, Places to Go

Lincoln City:
  • 7 mi. of beach for beachcombing, kite flying, whale watching, hiking, surfing, tidepooling, fishing, bird watching, sand castle building, mineral hunting
  • Sitka Center for the Arts & Ecology at Cascade Head
  • Cascade Head Scenic Research Area (541) 392-3161
  • Factory Outlet Mall, Lincoln City
  • Antiques & collectible shops
  • Artisans -- glassblowers, potters, candlemakers, others who invite the public to watch them work
  • North Lincoln County Historical Museum (541) 996-6614
  • Crabbing, fishing, windsurfing on Siletz Bay
Links to Lincoln City Sites:
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium -- former home of Keiko the Whale
  • Dungeness crab capital of the world
  • Largest commercial fishing fleet on the Oregon Coast
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium -- both indoor & outdoor exhibits; 150 animal species found along the N. Oregon shoreline
  • Clam digging in Yaquina Bay
  • Working waterfront -- catch of the day coming off the boats; art galleries, gift shops, restaurants
  • Crabbing or fishing from the docks, or deep-sea charter fishing
  • Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center, specializing in marine research, teaching, extension services, workshops (541) 867-0100
  • Nye Beach -- artistic and literary colony. Visual Arts Center (541) 265-5133; Newport Performing Arts Center (541) 265-2787
  • Winter storm watching
  • Yaquina Head Lighthouse (3 mi. north of Newport; highest lighthouse on Oregon Coast). Birds, whales, seals & sea lions
  • Yaquina Bay State Park & Lighthouse (built 1871 -- Newport's oldest building)
  • Mariner Square (includes Wax Works, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Undersea Gardens (scuba diving shows, marine plants & animal exhibit)
Links to Newport Sites:

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