Skip to main content

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 177

Shortly after relocating to the Willamette Valley of Oregon the locals shared that the summer months were enjoyed at the beaches of Newport, Oregon. Probably the most visited and photographed is Nye Beach. At one time Nye Beach was the honeymoon capitol of the world:

Unlike the rest of the town of Newport, there is nothing similar to Nye Beach on the entire Oregon Coast.  Cobblestone streets, old-style street lamps made of modern technology and a bevy of quaint architectural styles give this place a charm that is somewhere between 19th century Europe and the future - with a decent helping of Americana.

This historic area used to be called the “honeymoon capital of the world” back in the 1900’s, when Nye Beach was actually a separate town, connected to Newport by only a mud road covered by wooden planks. At that time, Newport was all on the bay front.

These days, it retains its romantic buzz with loads of cute lodgings and cafes dotting its tiny streets. There’s the legendary Sylvia Beach Hotel, with rooms coming in themes based on authors’ lives, such as the Edgar Allen Poe room that contains a pendulum hanging over the bed.

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 196

Not only is Nye Beach popular in the summer months, it is popular all year round. About two weeks a go a winter storm blanketed Newport with a light snow. Several of you have shared that you will be vacationing in the area next summer and have requested some photos. This set will be of the winter photos of the Nye Beach area.

Yaquina HeadLighthouse waves Nov 11, 2013 062
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is one of the most popular lighthouses in the United States.

There are hundreds of thousands of guests that visit every year.  The tower is the tallest on the Oregon Coast - soaring 93 feet in the air.  This lighthouse is the only Oregon Lighthouse with a marble floor.  It stands 162 feet above sea level, and can be seen from ocean vessels as far away as 19 miles.  I was told this by one of the kind volunteers at this lighthouse.  He added that it can be seen "no further, thanks to the curvature of the earth."
Yaquina Bay Lighed Boats and Bayfront

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 272

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 265

Nye Beach

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 222
Some locals who normally use their long boards to skate around town, removed their wheels so they could do some sledding.

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 225

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 227
Hammimg it up! She was fine.

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 310

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 313

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 312

Sunset Surfer
This surfer is wearing a dry suit due to ff-fr-i-g-i-d waters.

Nye Beach

Nye Beach
Yesterday it was very foggy.


And he catches it! Shooting an action shot in the fog with the setting on auto focus doesn't always work. ;)

Nye Beach

Nye beach



Nye Beach

Newport Snow, History Museum, Dec 8, 2013 205
Nye Beach awaits.

(All photos ©BlueJessamine. Thank you.)

Originally posted to Shutterbugs on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 07:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Koscadia, DKOMA, Daily Kos Oregon, PacNW Kossacks, Pink Clubhouse, and Street Prophets .

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site