Events & Attractions
Discover the Port of Alsea
Located in one of the most beautiful and pristine estuaries on the Oregon coast, Alsea boasts a bevy of recreation opportunities. Take a relaxing walk on the beach, just steps from your room. You can also hit the area hot-spots, catch your own Dungeoness crab or fish the fall run of Chinook salmon. It’s all close by.
Serenity is here on the Oregon coast. Come and enjoy it with us.
Stunning and beautiful, this forested headland projects into the Pacific Ocean on the central Oregon Coast in Lincoln County, Oregon.
Seal Rock State Park
See tidal pools and seals basking on rocks.
An icon of Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a public aquatic and marine science exhibition facility offering educational programs. Exhibits showcase seabirds, marine mammals, fishes, invertebrates and plants primarily native to the Oregon Coast.
Passages of the Deep is a 1.32-million-gallon exhibit featuring three expansive ocean habitats connected by a series of tunnels stretching under water, creating a sense of walking beneath the sea. Visitors experience nearly 360-degree views of the 3,500 sea creatures.
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Located next to Yaquina Bay, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is operated by Oregon State University in cooperation with several state and federal agencies. The visitor’s centere exhibits focus on marine species, research, and coastal environment. You and your family can take public tours at this facility, which is open year-round. Live marine animals on display include a Giant Pacific Octopus and more.
To learn more about this incredible organization, click here.
The Waldport Walkers is a group of residents and seasonal visitors who meet at the Keady Wayside, at the corner of Maple Street and Highway 101 in Waldport, Oregon at 9:30 AM every Monday and Thursday (rain or shine)to walk/hike.
Waldport Community Center
The Center is used for weekly and monthly events such as Meals on Wheels, Tai Chi, organizational meetings, etc. It’s easy to understand – with a large meeting room and plenty of tables and chairs, this is a great place to keep in mind for meetings, family reunions, and other social events. The industrial grade kitchen facility and large outdoor barbecue are available for an additional fee. Please contact Sue Bennett , Waldport Library Director & Community Center Coordinator for more information on renting the facility.
Waldport Heritage Museum
THE ALSI HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU TO THE WALDPORT HERITAGE MUSEUM!
Come on in and browse. Admission is free, whether you’re visiting online or in person, and we’re always happy to see you! Learn more about our community, and the events and people that helped make Waldport such a wonderful place to live.
Sea Lion Caves
Sea Lion Caves is a connected system of sea caves and caverns open to the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. state of Oregon. They are located 11 miles (18 km) north of Florence on U.S. Highway 101, about midpoint on the 400 miles (640 km) Oregon Coast. In this area Highway 101 follows a steep and undeveloped seascape 300 feet (91 m) above sea level. Human access to the caves is through a gift shop building.
Alsi Resort Picnic
Stay in and enjoy the views on the bay, see the seals and the mountains in the background while enjoying the picnic benches and BBQ pits in our spacious back yard.
Seafood and Wine Festival
Every winter Newport holds the largest winter festival on the Oregon coast, featuring fine wines from 75 wineries from the West Coast as well as mouth-watering local seafood and unique artisan goods.
The beachcomber days is a yearly event in Waldport with a parade, a car and bike show as well as other entertainment and arts and crafts displays.
A trip down the Oregon Coast’s Highway 101 isn’t complete without stopping to view its historic lighthouses.
Lighthouses served as the beacons and navigation aids for mariners of all types — big commercial cargo ships to small fishing boats — marking dangerous coastlines, shoals and boat-crunching reefs. Before the days of GPS navigation, captains near the shores relied on lighthouses to know where they were geographically.
Beach Horseback Riding
Newport Historic Harbor
Learn more about the historic Bayfront HERE
Seal and Whale Watching
People from all over the world come to see the gray whales travel along the Oregon coast. The whales travel south in the winter, and then they head north again in the spring. They can also be seen in summer, foraging along the coast.