Nye Beach Newport Oregon Coast

• Nye Beach is a historic beachfront of Newport
• Combined with nearby beaches, the shoreline extends for nearly 5 miles!

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Nye Beach is located along the picturesque Newport beachfront, extending for about 3 miles from Agate Beach on the north to Yaquina Beach on the south. This place is a fantastic destination for beach fun right next door to restaurants, bars, and galleries.

Nye Beach has been a popular attraction for visitors since the first American pioneers came to explore its raw beauty. Named after John Nye, who staked his claim to the land in 1866, the beach and its surrounding areas have become synonymous with natural beauty and historical significance.

Among the notable landmarks in the vicinity is the Sylvia Beach Hotel, which first welcomed guests in the late 1800s and has since earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places.

As a city beach, Nye Beach naturally draws a large crowd of visitors, yet its expansive length offers pockets of tranquility even during the high summer season. With ample space to wander, visitors can often find solitude amidst the lively atmosphere.

Nye Beach is interconnected with Agate Beach and Yaquina Beach, forming an uninterrupted stretch of sandy shoreline spanning nearly 5 miles.

The most common adventures on the beach are hiking, beachcombing, kite-flying, fat biking, sandcastle building, picnicking, and nature viewing. While winter storms are relatively mild, they still showcase the impressive power of the ocean, offering a dramatic backdrop for beachfront activities or dining experiences.

Adding to the allure of Nye Beach is the striking presence the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, visible from the shoreline.

Besides beach activities, the area offers an array of attractions, including eateries, bookstores, and shops housed within historic buildings.

Whether strolling along the shoreline, exploring the quaint streets, or indulging in local cuisine, visitors to Nye Beach are treated to a memorable experience steeped in both natural beauty and cultural heritage.




Nye Beach Newport Oregon Coast
Yaquina Head Lighthouse View

Beach Access

If you visit Newport for a bit, go to Newport's Public Beach Access, Nye Beach. The city provides a vast parking lot with beach access for free.

Don & Ann Davis Park is another public access point you can use.

If you are staying in Newport overnight, many hotels and rentals have direct beach access.

Nye Beach Newport Oregon Coast

Nye Beach: Lodging & Vacation Rentals

Newport has a massive selection of hotels and rentals. You can find luxurious resorts, simple stays, and everything in between here.

Lodging at Nye Beach

Affordable vacation rentals at Nye Beach

Nye Beach Newport Oregon Coast

Nye Beach | Facts

Open: Year-round
Managed by: City of Newport

Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables, foot wash
Activities: Hiking, beachcombing, kite-flying, fat biking, sandcastle building, picnicking, scenic viewpoints

Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Not allowed

Nye Beach is located:

  • 81 miles southwest of Salem
  • 96 miles northwest of Eugene
  • 132 miles southwest of Portland.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Nye Beach Public Access

From Highway-101 in Newport,
  • Take NW 3rd Street for 0.5 miles
  • Turn right onto NW Coast Street and then left onto NW Beach Drive.
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