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Don Davis Park, Newport

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  • We went for a walk to watch the sunset over the ocean and walked by this building. There were several people playing musical instruments together and we stopped to listen. Interesting place with a bea...  more »
  • We’ve been to a couple of memorials on this road trip and they have been very suspect. This memorial is nicely done. You have a great tribute, beach access, a lovely ocean, clean and sterile environme...  more »
  • Wonderful little park with an amazing view of the ocean, beach and lighthouse. Parking lot is small but there is also street parking. They also have a nice beach access.  more »
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  • This is a nice beach. I didn't see the bathrooms but there is a building. The walk down to the beach is a bit long but there is a nice ramp walkway. They do have a series of benches along the 2nd half of the path where you could sit, look at the ocean, and take a rest. I wouldn't call it wheelchair accessible because it's a bit steep and there is a very bumpy patch right at the end of the ramp. We went during low tide and the water seemed far away. I bet there'd be quite a bit of dry sand even at high tide. It was definitely a sandy beach, exactly what we were looking for. There is a patch of rocks right at the water's edge though. Even when we were there, the waves splashed up at the edgeor the rocks. I like this beach because of the history and art. Near the parking lot is a partially buried whale skeleton with some rocks engraved with information about whales and how the skeleton got there. Another monument describes who the park is dedicated to. This is engraved on a polished stone wall, on the other side of which is a poem. Very neat! Some more engraved stones further down the path describe who the path is dedicated to. There is also a neat spire along the path. Very scenic and a neat look into some of Newport's history. A great place to build sand castles and chase waves.
  • Amazing, we are in an RV and parked on the road overlooking the beach. It was awesome!
  • I love that this park has an indoor area to watch the ocean on those rainy days at the Oregon coast... Which are frequent in case you didn't know. Unfortunately the "no smoking" signs appear to be routinely ignored. It also may be a lure for vagabonds. Otherwise, it's a nice place for a picnic lunch.
  • Fun park and beach access! Great spots to catch sunset or wander the beach! Also great spot for Pokemon hunting!
  • Steep ramp to the beach. Right by some nice restaurants. Bathrooms are nice as well

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In Newport, the majority of the lodgings are inside old, renovated grand Victorians near the coast or cottages close to the beach. If you're interested in accommodations on the water (cove, bay, or beach), look into the city's inns. The Yaquina Bay area provides excellent views and access to the nearby national park of the same name, while a few economy accommodations are located in the town center.
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