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Newport's Historic Bayfront

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Shops, Restaurants, Sea Lions

Great place to walk around to take in the coastal feel. The sea lions were great & very close... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Placitas, New Mexico

My wife and I recently explored the Historic Bayfront in Newport. There was an interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Benicia, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to walk around to take in the coastal feel. The sea lions were great & very close. Lists of pictures taken by the wife of the lions. We enjoyed the shops. Get off the highway and visit. Make sure you stop in the...More

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I recently explored the Historic Bayfront in Newport. There was an interesting collection of restaurants and shops along the waterfront, which is very scenic. One of the highlights is the collection of sea lions that populate the harbor. They were a lot...More

Thank irawine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh fish, right off the boats! Barking sea lions! Pelicans and sea gulls! Sea life at its best! Definitely worth a visit if you love the sea and/or seafood!

Thank Sunshine311921
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving the beautiful Oregon Coast and stopped in Newport to see the waterfront and eat supper. We had heard there were sea lions and as soon as we parked our car along the waterfront we could hear them barking. There had to be...More

Thank Ss987
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were a lot of touristy things do do in this area, but also you could see the actual fishing boats and seafood processing that make this area a working port. It was lovely and very interesting. The barking sea lions and brown pelicans made...More

Thank mzkarecontrer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Hallmark and decided to go for a bike ride, this is how we discovered the area. Beautiful out and back ride along the river following the Newport marathon route. We heard the sea lions when we were spinning through the...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled around this charming, working harbor and just loved the vibe of the place! Lots of little shops to explore and, as your would expect, great seafood! lthough we didn't, I believe you can charter a fishing cruise here, too. Just a great place...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to stop to see the boys sunbathing on the docks. Quite a noisy group of sea lions not wanting to share with any new comers.

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the bayfront area. You can walk around, eat, drink and shop. The best is the sea lions that are hanging out in front of the clearwater restaurant. There is an area to watch them, right in front of you and out on the jetty...More

Thank animalsrock2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly, between the whale watching tours, the shops, and the outstanding food at Local Ocean Seafoods, you can spend all day here. My friend and I just spaced it out over two afternoons. The gift shops all have some interesting fishing community based items. The...More

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Lydia H
30 June 2018|
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Response from mjtjohnson3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yet it’s crowded with people
30 July 2017|
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Response from Vegasdbinhawaii | Reviewed this property |
There are at least two docks on the north side of the bay (where the sea lions congregate) where you can fish and crab.
30 July 2017|
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Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot. It is truly a port for major packing fish for large firms. Very nearby you can fish,or crab.