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Seal Rocks RV Cove
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The Central Oregon Coast
From Florence, to the South, to Lincoln City, to the North

What is the Best Location in Oregon to see the central Oregon Coast?
Seal Rocks RV Cove, of course!

How far are the attractions?
Everything from Florence to Lincoln City is within 30 to 45 minutes. Newport, which has the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Bayfront and Nye Beach restaurants and shopping is 10 miles north.

What about the views?
Some of the best tide pools on the coast are located just across the highway. Beautiful sunsets can be seen from your site or within a short (2-5 minute) walk.

See activities in: Newport Bayfront   |   Nye Beach   |   South Beach   |   Newport
Toledo   |   North of Newport   |   Seal Rock   |   South of Seal Rock


Click images to visit websites.
FOR KIDS (and their families) FOR ADULTS
On the historic Newport Bayfront:
  • Walk the boardwalk; watch/hear the sea lions on the jettys
  • Life-size mural of Humpback Whales, Wyland's Whaling Wall
  • Fishing and crabbing off the public fishing docks or the jetty
  • Ripley's Believe it of Not! and Wax Works Museum at Mariner's Square
  • Mo's Restaurants - clam chowder and fruit cobblers
  • Whale watching cruises
  • Count the flavors of saltwater taffy at Aunt Belinda's Candies (and get a free sample!)
salt water taffy   harbor sea lions
On the historic Newport Bayfront:
  • Arrange a charter trip to go bottom fishing.
  • Shopping and restaurants!
  • Canyon Way Bookstore (and gifts!) and Restaurant
Mo's chowder

In the historic oceanfront Nye Beach area:
  • Walk the beaches. Build a sand castle. Fly a kite!
  • Chowder Bowl - clam chowder
Chowder Bowl
In the historic oceanfront Nye Beach area:
  • Shopping!
  • Visual Arts Center and many art/crafts/gift galleries
  • Go surfing
Visual Arts Center
FOR KIDS (and their families) FOR ADULTS
South Beach (on the south end of Yaquina Bay Bridge):
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center - go on a family quest!
  • View NOAA's ships
  • Fishing and crabbing off the South Beach Marina
Oregon Coast Aquarium
See their special events, exhibits.

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Try a quest with the family!
South Beach (on the south end of Yaquina Bay Bridge):
  • Estuary nature walks, just south of the Yaquina Bridge
  • Rogue Ale Micro Brewery (and restaurant)
  • Take your camera and photograph the Yaquina Bay Bridge, catch a bird in flight
  • Browse the Port of Newport marina for the "boat of your dreams"
Rogue Ales

In Newport:
  • Beach Access in Newport
  • Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Interpretative Center - Look for whales, sea lions, birds, and handicap-accessible tide pools
  • "haunted" Yaquina Bay Lighthouse built in 1871 at Yaquina Bay State Park
  • Newport Public Library, 35 N .W. Nye Street
  • Georgie's Beachside Grill oceanfront family-friendly dining
  • Watch a movie at Newport Cinemas, 5836 N Coast Hwy
  • Newport's Skateboard Park
  • Swimming at the Newport Municipal Swimming Pool
  • Log Cabin Museum containing Indian artifacts, pioneer farm equipment, logging and maritime exhibits at the Lincoln Historical Society, 545 SW 9th.
  • View period furniture and clothing at the Burrows House next to the Log Cabin Museum.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Check out the other "haunted" Yaquina Bay lighthouse, too.
In Newport:
  • Attend a performance or symphony at the Performing Arts Center
  • Agate Beach Golf Course, 2 miles north on Hwy 101
  • Enjoy a Sunday Brunch at one of the many local restaurants.
  • Farmers' Market every Saturday from May through October
  • Oceana Natural Foods Pick up organic groceries or delicious Lunch by the Pound
  • Newport's Senior Center 205 S.E. 2nd
  • Property shop in our many real estate offices
  • In June - Newport Marathon, a 26-mile run
  • In February (last weekend) - Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
  • In late March - The Blessing of the Fleet
  • In October - Yaquina Bay Regatta
Newport Symphony Restaurants
Restaurants in Newport
See events and coupons pages.


Performing Arts Center
FOR KIDS (and their families) FOR ADULTS
In Toledo (6 miles east of Newport):
  • Bowling at Harmony Lanes, 541-336-2692
  • Dairy Queen
Oregon Oyster Farm
In Toledo (6 miles east of Newport):
  • Drive by the Port of Newport International Docks and follow the old Bay Road to Toledo for antique shopping and lunch
  • Visit the Oregon Oyster Farms, 6878 Yaquina Bay Road. Buy some just-harvested oysters to cook at home.
  • Olalla Valley Golf Course, just east of Toledo
  • Visit our Elks and Eagles and Moose Lodges in Newport, Toledo, and Waldport.

North of Newport:
  • Devil's Punch Bowl, 8 miles north at Otter Rock
  • Cape Foulweather
  • City of Depoe Bay, the World's Smallest Harbor (candy shops and restaurants)
  • Skate park in Lincoln City (Kirtsis Park)
Depoe Bay
North of Newport:
  • Salishan Golf Links and Day Spa - 28 miles north of Newport on Hwy 101
  • Agate Beach Golf Course, 2 miles north of Newport on Hwy 101
  • Visit some wineries
  • Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City
  • Tanger Factory Outlet Stores, Lincoln City
  • In August (2nd weekend): Siletz Pow Wow
  • In September: Indian-style Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay
Chinook Winds Casino

Seal Rock
  • Seal Rock Diner
  • Ocean Beaches Glass Blowing & Gallery
  • Brian McEneny Marine & Wildlife Wood Carvings
  • Indulge Fudge - homemade fudge and ice cream parlour
  • Drive-thru Seal Rock Espresso and Bakery - bear claws, maple bars, fruit danishes, baked fresh daily
  • Hunt for agates; explore the tidepoos
Seal Rock Tide Pools
Great exploring for the whole family. See tide tables.
Seal Rock
  • Antique shops, Art galleries
  • Blow a glass float - Ocean Beaches Glass Blowing & Gallery
  • Hauser Gallery - African and Japanese art, jewelry, gifts
  • Yuzen - the best Japanese restaurant on the coast!
  • Dig for clams
  • Take photos everywhere!
Seal Rock, Oregon
Antique stores, art galleries, wood carvings, homemade fudge & ice cream store, drive-thru espresso with baked-fresh-daily pastries, and the best Japanese restaurant on the coast!
FOR KIDS (and their families) FOR ADULTS
South of Seal Rock:
  • Crestline Skate Park, Waldport (4 miles south)
  • Devil's Churn
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse
  • Sea Lion Caves (28 miles south)
  • Dune buggy rides, Florence (35 miles south)
Seal Lion Caves
28 miles south (and dune buggy rides just south in Florence)
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South of Seal Rock:
  • Crestview Golf Course in Waldport
  • Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center 5 miles south on U.S. 101 in Waldport
  • Visit our Elks and Eagles and Moose Lodges in Newport, Toledo, and Waldport.
  • Cape Perpetua Scenic Area - hiking trails, Devil's Churn
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse
  • Sea Lion Caves - just north of Florence
  • Oregon Dunes Natural Recreation Park - dune buggy rides!
  • City of Florence Bayfront - antique stores, shopping
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Hiking trails, Devil's Churn, historic photos at visitors' center

Oregon Coast Lighthouses
Eleven lighthouses along the coast!

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