Destination guide

There's summertime, wintertime, and maritime

From its iconic Yaquina Bay Bridge and jaunty old lighthouses, to the sea lions shouting on the dock and the locals crabbing down by the ocean, you'll soon realize that everything in Newport comes heavily seasoned with salty charisma. A Newport vacation rental is about craft breweries and independent coffee roasters, hot bowls of clam chowder, and briny boat trips to watch whales out on the ocean. Surf or kayak in the breakers, comb the beaches for cockles and agates, or explore the mysteries of the deep at the world-class aquarium and marine research center.

Things to do

Aquariums don't come much swankier than this

The big crowd pleaser in Newport is the Oregon Coast Aquarium. At one time it was home to marine royalty in the form of Keiko the orca (of Free Willy fame), which pretty much makes it the Four Seasons of aquatic hotels. And a Newport vacation rental offers up some treats above the water level too. The Hatfield Marine Science Center has exhibits including a giant octopus, while Newport's iconic Yaquina Head Lighthouse is the tallest one on the whole Oregon coast. Even better, it's reputed to be haunted, so strap on your proton packs.

Activities

It's all crustaceans and cetaceans on this vacation

Aquatic life features heavily in a Newport vacation rental, whether you're admiring it in an aquarium or attempting to haul it out for your next meal. For the authentic Newport experience, head down to the water's edge or the fishing pier and get crabbing for Dungeness crab. Newport's well provided with beaches too, and the surfing's pretty good. Whether you're on board a kayak or a boat, or just kicking back on the beach, you'll want to keep your eyes on the horizon in case the gray whales decide to make an appearance.

Weather

The weather here doesn't do anything by halves

You want the good news or the bad news? The good news is that temperatures are pretty mild in Newport, so even in winter you probably won't need the arctic-grade goose down jacket. On the flipside, "changeable" doesn't quite cover it, and it does like to rain here. Winter and fall are when you'll have the biggest chance of horizontal rain flying in off the ocean, but even summer can get damp sometimes. Forewarned, however, is forearmed, so pack your slicker and sou'wester before you set off for your Newport vacation rental, and all will be well.

Natural features

Sittin' on the dock of the bay... watchin' the sea lions

Newport is set on semi-enclosed Yaquina Bay, which opens out into the big old Pacific Ocean. Marine research is a big part of the local economy, and you'll soon see why. From the crabs, clams, and cockles to the pelicans, pelagic cormorants, and pigeon guillemots, the range of underwater and seabird life is mind-boggling. As for the mammals, if you want to catch sea lions, just head down to their favorite hang-out at the docks. Look out to sea, and you'll be in with a chance of spotting gray whales, particularly during their annual migrations up and down the coast.

Where to stay around Newport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 873 vacation rentals near Newport. From 535 Houses to 61 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Newport?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Newport:

  • Roads End: 371 vacation rentals
  • Nelscott: 474 vacation rentals
  • Olivia Beach: 446 vacation rentals
  • Bayshore: 205 vacation rentals
  • Edgewater Shores: 51 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Newport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Newport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Oregon Coast Aquarium: 920 vacation rentals
  • Yaquina Head Light House: 1,065 vacation rentals
  • Lost Creek State Recreation Site: 845 vacation rentals
  • Yaquina Bay Bridge: 916 vacation rentals
  • Agate Beach Golf Course: 1,015 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Newport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 535 Houses in Newport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newport include:

  • Cabins: 61 rentals available
  • Cottages: 61 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 169 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Newport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 201 vacation rentals with pool available in Newport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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