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Newport's Historic Bayfront, Newport

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Get a glimpse of the fishing industry of the past at Newport's Historic Bayfront, which still operates as a fishing port. Watch ships bring in large catches that are sold to the many restaurants lining the water. You'll notice sea lions and gulls eager to snatch stray fish. Enjoy fresh seafood and bay views at one of the restaurants. Bring along a jacket, because it gets chilly by the water. Make Newport's Historic Bayfront a centerpiece of your Newport vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Newport trip planner.
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  • Cute area to spend a few hours. Easy parking. Fun to see the very noisy sea lions. We had a very nice lunch overlooking the fishing boats. 
    Cute area to spend a few hours. Easy parking. Fun to see the very noisy sea lions. We had a very nice lunch overlooking the fishing boats.  more »
  • I’m not sure what we liked best about these docks. The sea lions are a great draw but the restaurants and shops are good enough for a stay. 
    I’m not sure what we liked best about these docks. The sea lions are a great draw but the restaurants and shops are good enough for a stay.  more »
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  • This place has such an amazing collection of shops and restaurants, am somewhat disappointed I didn't get to go to all of them. Has something I've never seen anywhere else: a dock surrounded by barking sea lions at all hours of the day. Was insanely cute and fascinating. Many of the buildings also have beautiful murals painted on the sides, all marine life themed. The view of the water, pier, and bridge is stunning from here, and you get to see all of the ships and things coming by less than a stone's throw away
  • Nice place to window shop and get a bit to eat. Check out the seal dock to see the sea lions sleeping and swimming around the docks. Good fresh sea food restaurants and candy/ice cream shops if you need something sweet! Beautiful view of the bay and the bridge from the docs.

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