Devils Lake, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Dundee Wineries, Whale Watching in Depoe Bay, Hatfield Marine Science Center, The Wax Museum, Ripleys Believe it or Not, Undersea Gardens, Oregon Coast Aquarium
A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871. It is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. www.yaquinalights.org
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a private, not-for-profit aquatic and marine science educational facility offering a fun and interesting way to learn about Oregon's coastal ecosystem. The Aquarium is dedicated to teaching marine wildlife and ocean preservation through responsible management and exhibition of marine life.
Open every day except December 25
Winter Hours: After Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
Summer Hours: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.
HMSC is a research and teaching facility located in Newport, Oregon on the Yaquina Bay estuary, about one mile from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. HMSC plays an integral role in programs of marine and estuarine research and instruction, as a laboratory facility serving resident scientists, as a base for far-ranging oceanographic studies, and as a classroom for students. 2030 Marine Science Drive Newport, OR 97365 541) 867-0212 or fax (541) 867-0138 hmsc.oregonstate.edu
Activities include Beachcombing, Tidepooling, Agate Hunting, Whale Watching, Kite Flying, Birdwatching, Clamming and Crabbing, Mussel Harvesting, Surfing, Golfing, Hiking and Bicycling, Finders Keepers and much more.
FINDERS KEEPERS; GLASS FLOATS ON THE BEACH Let the hunt begin! Each year from mid-October to Memorial Day, discover glass treasures in Lincoln City. Our army of Float Fairies covertly hit our seven miles of public beach hiding handcrafted glass floats along their way, from Roads End on the north to Siletz Bay on the south. While we put out over 3,000 floats each year, collectible floats, which are numbered, are placed reflected by the year – so 2,016 numbered floats were placed in 2016, 2,017 in 2017, etc…. You find it, you keep it!
Surrounded by the towering fir and spruce of the Oregon coastal forest and the tranquil waters of Siletz bay, the top-caliber Salishan golf course is as magnificent as it is challenging. Start on the front nine, surrounded by old-growth trees, and play through to the links-style back nine with spectacular pond and bay views. Relax with a meal or drink at The Grill in the clubhouse after your game, or browse our pro shop, featuring Nike apparel. Come play with us at the most scenic golf resort on the Oregon Coast.
Did you know we have a 685 acre lake in addition to miles of pristine beach? Stretching over three miles, Devils Lake is naturally shallow and is more sheltered from the coastal winds. Devils Lake has earned the title of “World's Fastest Lake” and is home to D River, the “World's Shortest River.”
With strong summer and winter runs of steelhead, and catches throughout the year, it's not unusual for the Siletz River's anglers to take home about 4,000 hatchery fish in a calendar year. Crab with ease from the shore, or dig clams on the mudflats at low tide. Catch your dinner on the bay!
Antique shops and used book stores abound in Lincoln City, which was once named one of the great undiscovered places to antique in the United States. It may seem curious that Lincoln City, one of the youngest communities on the Oregon Coast, would be a good place to find antiques. But in the five historic neighborhoods – Delake, Oceanlake, Nelscott, Taft and Cutler City – you'll find a rich history and a love of fine, old things.In addition, there are several vintage book stores which deal in those hard-to-find volumes you have always wanted to display on your bookshelf. Collectors can find rare books or stock their shelves with favorite writers, regions or subjects.