606 SW Coast Hwy 101
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: (541) 265-7723
Fax: (541) 574-6138
This drive tour was developed by the Oregon Coast History Center. Seventeen historical locations in the Newport area are on the list of places to drive by from the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse to the Midway Theater. While some of the buildings have been transformed over the years, many remain unchanged. If you feel like stretching your legs a bit, stop by the Burrows House. Once a home to travelers, the building is now home to the history center.
Lincoln City is known for its "get away from it all" beach feel, and Depoe Bay is no exception. Depoe Bay is a sightseer's dream, featuring everything from whale watching, boat tours and rentals, great restaurants, and beautiful beach hotels to little shops with no names. In addition to the various attractions within this attraction, the actual bay is quite the sight to see. The waters are beautiful, blue, and relatively calm, especially in comparison to the waters along the rest of the Oregon Coast. -Cathryn D. Blue
Providing visitors to Depoe Bay with the largest whale-watching boat in town, this company also charters fishing trips. Sixty-feet long, the Grande offers two decks for viewing, a snack bar and a captain who has been guiding whale watching tours for 15 years. Cruises last a little more than an hour, so you will be sure to get your fill of the salty air. Open year-round, this popular coast activity is convenient and educational.
Oregon's spectacular coastline is rich with lush forests, incredible views and remarkable attractions. This central coast destination is laden with these interests. Where the mountain meets the dark waters, Yachats (pronounced Yah-hots) is within 25 miles of the coast's major attractions like the Sea Lion Caves, Oregon Coast Aquarium and Cape Perpetua. Check out the Chamber of Commerce and the Little Log Church for more information and history on the area.