With an active bayfront, long stretches of sandy beach, two lighthouses, nearby natural areas and popular visitor attractions, Newport is a favorite destination for families and sightseers. Its bayfront is home to attractions including Ripley's Believe it or Not, a wax museum and Undersea Gardens. You can browse shops and galleries, book a charter fishing trip, buy fresh seafood and watch sea lions on the docks. Just south of downtown Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class attraction and home to more than 15,000 marine animals. The picturesque Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon's tallest, is only minutes away at The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area where you will enjoy panoramic views and wildlife watching. A stairway leads to accessible tide pools below. Just north of Newport, Otter Rock is situated on the southern side of Cape Foulweather, where you can visit the dramatic Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area.