Newport is located on the central Oregon coastline where there are an endless array of recreational activities, including fishing, crabbing, clamming, boating, canoeing, bike riding, kite-flying, tidepooling or just walking on the beach. Newport's heart is along a working waterfront on Yaquina Bay with its fishing fleets and fresh seafood markets co-exist with galleries, gift shops, restaurants and family attractions. One of Newport's claims to fame is that it is known as the dungeness crab capital. Across the bay is the acclaimed Oregon Coast Aquarium with 15,000 marine animals and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Historic Nye Beach, 2 lighthouses, museums and wide sandy beaches provide activity for all ages.