Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site is just one of the numerous state parks found new Newport, Oregon.The picturesque Oregon coast has attracted visitors looking for a peaceful getaway for years. Sitting along the coast in Newport, The Embarcadero Resort is centrally located near local attractions and activities. A great way to enjoy a bit of a slower pace without sacrificing adventure is by exploring nearby state parks like Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site.

A Guide to State Parks near Newport, Oregon

Spending time outdoors surrounded by stunning nature is a great way to unwind from the stress of everyday life. The state parks found up and down the coast near Newport showcase the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

Found at the north end of Yaquina Bay, the state park’s main attraction is the historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, which is the only wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing. Explore the forested bluff on hiking trails found throughout the park, or take in the views from the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

South Beach State Park

South Beach is home to miles of sandy shorelines and trails, including the paved Jetty Trail. Enjoy a picturesque sunset by horseback along the equestrian trail, or play a round of disc golf. When you’re done visiting this park, make the quick seven-mile drive to Beaver Creek Nature Area to explore its freshwater marsh and forested uplands. 

Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

One of the most popular natural attractions near our Newport resort is Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. Explore the tidepools on the punch bowl’s north side or watch surfers out on the water. If you’re visiting during whale watching season, this park needs to be on your list of viewing spots. 

Agate Beach State Recreation Site

Agate Beach is a prime spot for razor clam digging when in season. Stop by for a picnic lunch on your way to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to relax along the sandy shoreline as you keep an eye out for surfers catching waves. 

Beverly Beach State Park

Sitting in a forest between Yaquina Head and Cape Foulweather, Beverly Beach is known for wildlife viewing. The miles of ocean beach are perfect for a picnic lunch or whale watching. Be sure to wander the hiking trails.

Explore the Outdoors on an Oregon Getaway

After exploring Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site or one of the other nearby state parks, relax in comfort in your Newport hotel room.Nature lovers will have no trouble finding ways to get outside when staying at The Embarcadero Resort. Our resort is close to some of the best state parks along the Oregon coast, including Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site. Stop by a local coffee shop to fuel up before your adventure and a brewery to toast to a successful day. 

Our comfortable accommodations provide you with a cozy place to relax and unwind after a fun-filled day. We even have pet-friendly units, which means four-legged friends can join the vacation. For more information about our resort, its amenities, or special offers, call 541-265-8521.