There are many opportunities to touch, see and learn about sea life in Newport.
Regions: Central Coast
When you think of the beach, and board sports, surfing or boogie boarding are the first things that come to mind – but that’s not the case at the Oregon coast.
There is a saying that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.
T.F. “Sam” Spayd is living that saying.
Sometimes the best finds are ones that are off the beaten path.
Nye Beach in Newport is one of those finds.
Experimentation: if there was one word that would describe the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport that would be it.
Whether it’s Michael Jackson, or a guy with two pupils, meeting reproductions of Hollywood celebrities and freaks of nature are next door in the historic bay front of Newport.
Newport is blessed with not one, but two museums less than a block from each other.
While other lighthouses on the Oregon Coast feature small museums about the history of the area, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse offers a significantly sized interpretive center and natural area which shouldn’t be missed.