Celebrating New Year’s Eve in coastal towns like Newport and Rockaway Beach can be a delightful experience, offering a mix of coastal charm and festive celebrations.
While specific events may vary each year, here are some ideas for ringing in the New Year in Newport and Rockaway Beach:
Dining at Local Restaurants
Many restaurants may offer special New Year’s Eve menus or events. Consider making reservations in advance to secure a spot at a waterfront eatery or a place with a festive atmosphere. If you are looking for something a little more upscale, we love Zach’s Bistro and Clearwater Restaurant in Newport. Sand Dollar in Rockaway offers fresh seafood with a great view in a more casual setting.
Prefer to host your own New Year’s Eve celebration? Book a cozy Oregon Beach Vacations rental with an open floor plan and a fully equipped kitchen for gathering and celebrating with loved ones. Many homes welcome pets, so the whole family can get in on the festivities!
New Year’s Eve Parties
Check with local hotels, bars, or event venues to see if there are any New Year’s Eve parties or celebrations happening in the area. Some places may host live music, DJ performances, or themed parties.
Watch the Sunset
Newport and Rockaway Beach’s coastal location provides an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the glimmering Pacific Ocean. Find a scenic spot, perhaps a beach or a viewpoint, to witness the last sunset of the year.
Some coastal communities, including Newport, have a tradition of hosting New Year’s polar plunges where brave individuals take a chilly dip in the ocean. It can be a fun and invigorating way to start the new year.
Quiet Beach Time
If you prefer a more serene celebration, consider building a bonfire on the sandy beaches of Rockaway and taking a quiet stroll on the beach as the clock strikes midnight. The sound of the ocean waves and the fresh sea air can be a peaceful way to welcome the new year.
Book Your New Year’s Eve Getaway Today!
Ready to unwind after the non-stop Christmas festivities? Grab your friends or family and bring in the New Year at the beach where you can enjoy long strolls on the beach, fresh seafood, stunning scenery, and an opportunity to enter 2024 feeling rested and recharged. We have an amazing collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. Cheers to a happy & healthy New Year from all of us at Oregon Beach Vacations.