South Beach Fish Market


The South Beach Fish Market is a seafood market attached to a convenience store, selling fish and chips prepared from fresh local seafood, and a fish case to purchase fresh fish, shellfish and other locally caught seafood. Their secret-recipe batter and reverence for only the freshest product possible quickly caught the fancy of residents and tourists alike, and “The Fish Market” is a local favorite for excellent seafood.

Fish Market customers are offered a large selection of Pacific Northwest bounty from the sea. Using a commercial smoker they hickory smoke their wild salmon, smoked albacore tuna, smoked oysters, smoked salmon candy, and smoked beef jerky. They also have access to buy and fillet whole fresh fish from the commercial fishermen and women from the Newport, Oregon commercial fishing fleet and from the smaller fishing communities of the Pacific Northwest.

Visit the South Beach Fish Market at 3640 S Coast Hwy
Newport, Oregon 97365



Chalet Restaurant and Bakery


If you’re in the mood for classic, homemade food, Chalet Restaurant and Bakery is the perfect stop for the whole family. A comprehensive home-style menu has perfect, nostalgic options for everyone from delicious, hot soups to classic cheeseburger and fry combos. In addition to excellent lunch and dinner menus, Chalet’s breakfast menu is second to none. Their batters are made from scratch, carefully prepared and blended by hand, using only the finest ingredients. Chalet also makes homemade jams, compotes and syrups to further enhance the delicious assortment of pancakes and waffles.

Pot roasts with carrots and onion and fresh Tom turkeys are roasted daily. They use only fresh potatoes for mashed or baked potatoes or hashbrowns, never frozen or dehydrated. Homemade soups, gravies and sauces are prepared fresh daily. Nothing can replace the fresh ingredients for food value or taste. Chalet proudly features seasonally fresh wild Pacific fish and Oregon oysters. They also serve the finest Willamette Valley fruits and vegetables.

If you plan to stop by Chalet, you’ll want to make sure to save room for dessert. Inside the restaurant is a baked goods case busting with pies, scones, muffins, cake, cookies, brownies, danishes, and sweet rolls from Karly’s Bake Shop. So if you’re in the mood for old-fashioned comfort food with a taste of nostalgia, head down to one of our favorite spots in Newport.

Chalet Restaurant and Bakery is located at 2026 N Coast Hwy
Newport, Oregon 97365     (541) 265-6900

Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay Charters

tuna pic1 Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay ChartersYaquina Bay Charters offers ocean sport fishing and whale watching on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Whether you’re looking for tuna, salmon, halibut or rock fish; Yaquina Bay Charters can deliver. Whale watching and crabbing trips are available as well. Located in the marina at Newport’s Embarcadero Resort situated among the yachts and sailing boats, there’s plenty of parking next to the docks so there is no long walk or long stairs to climb. Their experienced captains and friendly crew provide high quality fishing equipment and show you how to use it. You’re always welcome to bring your own favorite rod. Fish cleaning services are available at the docks. Swap fish stories from the day at the lounge or restaurant on site.

You can check out the latest news and fishing blogs straight from the dock

Our Favorites: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area offers something for every visitor, from exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean. Standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland, the lighthouse has been a bright beacon of the night, guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast since the light was first lit on August 20, 1873.

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The offshore islands are a year-round refuge for harbor seals and a spring-summer home for thousands of nesting seabirds. Gray whales can be spotted during their annual migrations to Mexico (late fall-early winter) and Alaska (late winter-early spring). During the summer months some gray whales take the opportunity to feed in the shallow waters around the headland.

Cobble Beach is compiled of millions of round basalt rocks that produce an applause-like sound as the waves roll in. When the tide is low a vibrant ocean floor is revealed—pools of colorful animals including orange sea stars, purple sea urchins, and giant green anemones. Rangers are at hand to answer questions and point out all of the amazing plants and animals that call the tide pools home.

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Visit the Interpretive Center and discover 140 years of lighthouse history and thousands of years of natural and cultural history. Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses, a non-profit organization, offers site-related books, maps, and postcards in their interpretive store.

Whether you want to see raging winter storms batter the Oregon coast, learn about the role lighthouses played in the westward expansion of the United States, or watch peregrine falcons at play, visit Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and experience something wild.


Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

p84594545 3 300x200 Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay LighthouseA 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 and decommissioned in 1874. It was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996.

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.

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse has been restored as a working lighthouse and an aid to navigation by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of many people and agencies, including Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses.

The official relighting ceremony with the US Coast Guard took place on December 7, 1996. YaquinaBayLighthouseMed3 300x225 Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay LighthouseThe light shines with a steady white light from dusk to dawn (and sometimes on dark days, because it is controlled by a photocell.) The light is 161 feet above sea level.

The Lighthouse is open to the public every day except for holidays such as Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving. The hours during the summer, Memorial Day weekend through the end of September, are 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and during the months of October to Memorial Day, the hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 P.M. November through February the lighthouse is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Entrance is free by donation.

Inside the lighthouse, two flights of stairs lead to the watch room. The lantern room is not open to the public. The basement is open to the public and features a video about the lighthouse. The Interpretive Store offers many new and exciting educational items about lighthouses and the surrounding coastal habitat. Interesting places to visit within walking or short driving distance include the Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the US Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay.

You might also consider a trip to the north end of Newport to the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. There you may tour the Oregon coast’s tallest lighthouse and visit natural tide pools, the world’s first human-made universally accessible tide pools, and the Interpretive Center and Store. See the Yaquina Head page for more details.

Our Favorites: Oregon Coast Glassworks

Glass blowing is a time honored art form on the Oregon Coast and Oregon Coast Glassworks invites visitors to experience the creation of these beautiful pieces firsthand.

With supervised assistance from a local glass blowing artist, visitors to the studio can create their own gorgeous pieces of blown glass. The experience is unique, memorable, and a perfect example of the many hidden treasures in Newport.

If you’re unfamiliar with the process of blowing glass, check out this video below from the folks at Oregon Coast Glassworks.


Oregon Coast Glassworks is located at:

616 E Olive St.
Corner of Hwy 20 & Fogarty St
Newport OR 97365

General Hours
11:00am – 5:00pm Daily
10am on Saturdays

Pricing is as follows:

Float                                             $  65.00
Paperweight’s                              $  75.00
Heart                                            $  80.00
Starfish                                         $  95.00
Supersize Float                            $  95.00
Inverted Bowl                               $ 100.00
Floppy Bowl                                 $ 110.00
Lampshade                                  $ 125.00
Vase                                             $ 145.00

Additional Info:

1.  Classes take approximately 1/2 hour per piece

2.  Your glass is ready the following day we are open by noon.

3.  We offer insured shipping throughout the U.S.

Our Favorites: Georgie’s Beachside Grill

Georgie’s Beachside Grill offers the best of the best when it comes to the one thing many people look for when heading to the Oregon Coast. Great seafood. The 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and a rave review on the clam chowder from a native New Englander all speak to the quality of their food, but honestly this excellent seafood speaks for itself.

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Georgie’s menu offers a wide selection of local seafood such as Yaquina Bay oysters and crab, halibut, and salmon. They also boast one of the most exciting and delicious breakfast menus on the Oregon Coast. They prepare everything from the traditional bacon and eggs, to their “Coastal Stuffer” with crabmeat, shrimp, scallops, country-fried potatoes, peppers, onion, mushrooms, and tomato, all scrambled with three eggs and stuffed in a warm sourdough bread bowl, topped with rich hollandaise sauce.  

For lunch, try their famous ale battered fish and chips or the local favorite “Diablo Seafood Pasta” with rock shrimp, crabmeat, salmon, and scallops tossed in a sweet and spicy three-cheese cream sauce served with fettuccini noodles and Parmesan garlic toast. A truly delicious and unique choice. 

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On top of the great food, Georgie’s also offers impressive views of the Pacific Ocean as Georgie’s Beachside Grill is truly beachside. I will never forget enjoying a glass of Oregon Chardonnay with the Diablo Seafood Pasta and a side of their famous clam chowder looking out over the beautiful, gray, stormy ocean.

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Bonnie Serkin of Wilder Invited to Speak at Town Hall


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The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the future of Newport’s South Beach. Bonnie will be one of five speakers including Derrick Tokos, Community Development Director who will present on urban renewal projects in South Beach and Bob Cowen of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Bonnie has always emphasized how South Beach is the future of Newport as the epicenter of the maritime industry, the location of the new facility for the NOAA and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Along with the development of the Wilder neighborhood, Oregon Coast Community College and the expansion of the Marine Mammal Institute, Bonnie envisions a future of South Beach as a new eco-district in Newport.

To hear more from Bonnie and the other presenters, join us at the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 30th at 6:00 pm at the Community Room, Oregon Coast Community College 400 SE College Way.

Our Favorites: Sylvia Beach Hotel


Overlooking the ocean, the charming Sylvia Beach Hotel looks like a photographic captured in time and the historic vibe continues once behind the teal shingled walls. For travelers along the Oregon coast interested in time travel and a true escape from the modern world, The Sylvia Beach Hotel is the perfect getaway.JaneAustenRoom 300x198 Our Favorites: Sylvia Beach Hotel

It’s unique rooms are all themed after authors and books such as the new One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest room, or the classic Jane Austen room. No matter which literary legend is your preference, the hotel offers something rare in the modern world. A space free of technology. No TV, phone, radio, or wifi on the property allows guests to disconnect from complication and reconnect with each other.

Our Favorites: South Beach State Park

Situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach State Park begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast. This historic park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The paved jetty trail provides a perfect place to jog or ride a bicycle. Forgot your bike? The Hospitality Center rents out bikes daily during the summer months. The park’s equestrian trail to the beach begins at the South Jetty equestrian trailhead. Park next to the trailhead and enjoy a beautiful sunset by horseback!

South Beach State Park also offers interpretive programs, guided hikes, and JR Ranger activities every day throughout the summer months. Other activities around the park include fishing, crabbing, boating, surfing and beachcombing. Attractions nearby include the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, marine life exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Check out the “events” calendar on their website for a detailed program schedule. For more information or to make a reservation, please call: (541) 563-6413 or visit the Beaver Creek Welcome Center. Reservations accepted starting June 1, please call between 10 AM – 4 PM.

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