TRAVEL AND RECREATION

 

CENTRAL COAST ATTRACTIONS AND RECREATION

 

 

  NEWPORT TRADEWINDS - 653 SW Bay Blvd. Newport Oregon 97365. Located on Newport's Historic Bay front.  24 Hour phone:1-541- 265-2101 or 1-800-676-7819.   We have 12, 18 & 31 Hour Tuna Trips.    Year round Bottom fishing, 5 or 8 hour trips.  Salmon Fishing (in season) 5,6 or 8 hour trips.  10 hour Combo's available (Salmon & Bottom).  Halibut (in season) 12 hour trips.  "Stop Wishin...Come Fishin".  info@newporttradewinds.com

 

 

  PREHISTORIC, 1425 NW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Or. 541-614-1294. Explore the past at Prehistoric, view an incredible animated Life Size Baby T Rex Dinosaur exhibit, see the worlds’ finest fossils, minerals, geodes and meteorites and shop a great selection of educational toys. Open10 am to 9 pm daily during summer.

 

 

 

  FLYING DUTCHMAN WINERY, Three miles south of Depot Bay in Otter Rock (exit at Cape Foul weather), (541) 765-2553.  They make handcrafted wines in small batches.  This personalized attention is resulting in award winning wines and rave reviews.  Stop by for a tasting and tour.  Open 11-5pm daily.  

 

 

CAPTAIN'S REEL DEEP SEA FISHING, 343 SW Bay Blvd.  Newport (541) 265-7441 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-865-7441.  Let your Adventure start at Captain’s Charters, located on Newport’s Historic Bayfront.   Captain’s Reel Deep Sea Fishing provides the best outdoor charter fishing trips & activities on the Newport Oregon coast. We offer charter fishing for Halibut Fishing, Albacore Tuna, Salmon, Lingcod, Bottom Fishing, Squid Fishing and more! We also offer crabbing excursions with most fishing trips.  We supply all bait and tackle. Fish filleting, crab cooking and vacuum packing are available on our dock. We also offer Ocean Crabbing, River Excursions and Whale Watching.    Located on Newport's Historic Bayfront.  Open 7 days a week at 7 am.  Email: letscharter@captainsreel.com

 

 

  NEWPORT'S HISTORIC BAYFRONT has easy access docks to view the busy waterfront with fishing boats, whale watching and charter fishing boats, undersea gardens, restaurants, galleries, fresh seafood shops and many other activities. 

 

 

OREGON COAST AQUARIUM, 2890 Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, Or. 97365 (541) 867-3474 Features 2 1/2 acres of rocky pools and plant topped cliffs, wave tumbled pools, and sandy shores. Four indoor galleries, where waves crash and fish dart in and out, the smells and sounds of Oregon's coast are everywhere. Grey whales star in a 10 minute video in the Qwest Theater. Outside, sea otters roll and tumble in a large pool in the rocks. Open 10-5 Daily (Winter Hours). Group rates are available in advance.  Located in South Beach, just across the bridge from Newport.

 

 

    SAND DUNES FRONTIER, 83960 Hwy 101, Florence, Or. 97439  (541) 997-3544.  Experience the world of the scenic Oregon Dunes at Sand Dunes Frontier, with Sand Dune Buggy Rides you can enjoy glistening valleys, vast hills, ghost-like forests and a desert atmosphere amidst dunes towering up to 400 feet high. Ride Sand Rails or our Famous Big Buggy driven by Sand Dunes Frontier staff. Self Drive ATV Rentals available (by Torex Inc) including Polaris Quads And Yamaha Rhinos.  ATV Camping with Direct Dune Access, Miniature Golf, Gift Shop & Snack Bar. Located 4 miles south of Florence Next to Honeyman State Park.

 

 

HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER, South Beach, Or. (1 mile south of Newport) (503) 867-0100 Oregon State University's premier oceanographic research facility and aquarium. Have a close encounter with a giant Pacific octopus. Learn about current coastal and marine research through interactive diplays. Take a leisurely stroll along the self guided estuary trail. Educational programming offered. Free Admission. Open 10am-4pm.

 

 

  YAQUINA BAY LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK is Newport's oldest wooden building. It was built in 1871 and operated only 3 years as a lighthouse. It was home to the crews of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, now known as the U.S. Coast Guard for 37 years. Once scheduled for demolition, local residents rallied to save it, and the lighthouse is now considered an historical landmark. Admission is free and features a 20 minute video. The lighthouse is open Mon.-Thurs. from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Tours and weddings can be arranged upon request. Join the Friends and be a keeper of the light as a $10 supporting member. 846 SW Government, Newport, Or. 97365.

 

   NYE BEACH in Newport is a home to galleries, restaurants, the Performing Arts Center and is a great place to walk and browse thru dozens of shops.  Located west of Hwy 101 from the center of Newport, take Olive St west.  Several fine hotels are within easy walking distance of the Nye Beach area.

 

 

  NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 777 W. Olive PO Box 1315 Newport, OR 97365   The Newport Performing Arts Center is home to the Newport Symphony, theatre groups and dance performances.

 

The Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) is the premiere performance venue on the Oregon coast. It is home to a group of resident companies affectionately called the PACRATs. This Performing Arts Center Resident Artist Team consists of community music, theatre, and dance producers who keep the facility busy year-round. It also serves touring artists, non-profits, for profits, and individuals as space permits. - See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/directory/venues/n/newport-performing-arts-center/#sthash.M8zyWzga.dpuf
The Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) is the premiere performance venue on the Oregon coast. It is home to a group of resident companies affectionately called the PACRATs. This Performing Arts Center Resident Artist Team consists of community music, theatre, and dance producers who keep the facility busy year-round. It also serves touring artists, non-profits, for profits, and individuals as space permits. - See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/directory/venues/n/newport-performing-arts-center/#sthash.M8zyWzga.dpuf

 

  DEPOE BAY, "The Smallest Harbor in the World", is a center of activity for charter boat trips, whale watching and the famous "Spouting Horn" where incoming waves create a huge fountain when funneled through the shoreline rock formations.  Locate midway between Newport and Lincoln City, call 1-877-485-8348 for more information.

 

YACHATS is a village situated on one of the most scenic and rugged areas of the Oregon Coast, on a peninsula of spectacular rocky outcroppings, with oceanfront trails and hotels.

 

YO HO HO INDOOR BOUNCE, 3101 SE Ferry Slip Rd #5, south of the bridge in Aquarium Village, Newport 541-867-3423.   Indoor recreation for the family in a safe and wholesome environment.

 

OREGON DUNES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA 855 Highway 101, Reedsport. 541-271-3611. The Oregon Dunes Park features 30 lakes, 14 hiking trails, 13 campgrounds, 11 beach parking areas, 9 day use areas, 3 off-highway riding areas, 1 dunes overlook, and a visitor center. Fee is $3 per vehicle per day. Stretching along Hwy 101 from North Bend to Florence. 32,000 acres of shifting sand dunes up to 385 ft. high in a Sahara like atmosphere. Includes ghost forests, lakes, and ocean beaches.

 

 

BIKING THE OREGON COAST, traveling the Oregon Coast by bicycle is becoming more and more of a popular way to see the coast.  It is advisable to travel north to south in the summer months as there is a steady north wind, which works as a tailwind.  Scenic state parks with camping and/or picnic sites dot the 300 mile route from Astoria to Brookings. 

 

SILETZ BAY in South Lincoln City has many recreational, lodging and restaurant opportunities with sheltered sandy beaches, shallow water access, fishing, clamming and crabbing.  3 large hotels and Mo's restaurant overlook the bay.  

 

  OREGON COAST BRIDGES are gateways to new adventures, varied in design and are numerous. Pictured here the Alsea Bay Bridge at Waldport.

 

OREGON STATE PARKS are among the most scenic in the world, with campgrounds, picnic sites, day use areas, hiking and more.

 

OREGON COAST RV PARKS provide year round recreation opportunities at scenic sites.

 

CAPE FOULWEATHER, 3 miles south of Depoe Bay is a worthwhile stop to see the Look Out Observatory and learn more about Oregon Coast history, article by Jackie Meredith.

 

Since 1984, SOLVE has coordinated beach cleanups along the Oregon Coast. Each year the Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup in March and the Beach and Riverside Cleanup in September draw thousands of volunteers. You can be a part of keeping this tradition going, visit www.solveoregon.org for more details!

OREGON COAST GOLF COURSES offer a huge selection of choices, from some that skirt towering sand dunes to others bordering scenic Pacific coast beaches or inland river valleys.

 

GLASSBLOWING is a popular activitiy when visiting the Oregon Coast and there are several shops in the Newport area to choose from.

 

  THE SILETZ INDIAN POW WOW is held the 2nd weekend in August every year in Siletz, with native crafts, food, dancing competitions and other activities.  Wander through a world of teepees and vendors selling beads, blankets, clothing and other crafts and try BBQ salmon on cedar planks cooked over an open fire pit in authentic fashion.

 

TOLEDO, situated 6 miles east of Newport on Hwy 20 has many historic buildings, art galleries, antiques shops and outdoor recreational opportunities.  For more information call (541) 336-3183.

 

 

   AQUARIUM VILLAGE, located just south of the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is a unique collection of craft shops, including a glass blowing gallery and many other businesses. 

 

THE CONNIE HANSEN GARDEN, 1931 NW 33rd Street, Lincoln City, OR 97367.  The Conservancy’s mission is to restore, preserve, maintain and continue the development of the Garden, to promote gardening interest, and become the focus of gardening in the area. The Garden itself is an urban coastal garden and is utilized for the education and enjoyment of the public.

 

YAQUINA PACIFIC RAILROAD & LOGGING HERITAGE SQUARE, 100 NW A St., Toledo, Or. (541) 336-5256.   See restored railroad and logging equipment, including a railroad steam engine and a 1933 railway post office car.

 

TOLEDO HISTORY CENTER, 208 N. Main St., Toledo, Or. (541) 336-1203.   Visitor information, interpreting the history of Toledo in photographs and artifacts.

 

SIUSLAW PIONEER MUSEUM – 85294 Hwy 101 S, Florence, Or., (541) 997-7884 

 

 FLY FISHING MUSEUM – 280 Nopal St., Florence, Or., (541) 997-6349.

 

OREGON COAST HISTORY CENTER – 545 SW 9th St, Newport, OR 97365 (541) 265-3992

 

 

 

 


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