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Map of Viewing Points, Parking, Traffic and Pedestrian Information


Newport Solar Eclipse

Newport will experience a rare total eclipse of the sun on Monday, August 21, 2017.

In Newport, the partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 9:05 a.m. with the total eclipse starting at 10:15 a.m.

The totality, total darkness, will last about one minute and 45 seconds.

The path of totality extends just north of Yachats to southern Tillamook County.

Recommended Viewing Areas

Agate Beach Wayside

Betty Wheeler Memorial Field

Don Davis Park

Yaquina Bay State Park

Lincoln County Fairgrounds

*Find viewing areas, beach access, parking lots and more on the map.

No Beach access from NW 12th St.*

Temporary traffic and pedestrian restrictions

Pedestrian traffic and viewing will be prohibited on the Yaquina bay Bridge on Aug. 21 from 6 a.m. to noon.

A portion of Oceanview Drive, from the northern intersection with Highway 101 to NW 22nd Street, will be open to southbound traffic only on Aug. 21.


City hall, the library and the 60+ Center will be closed to the public on Aug. 21.

The recreation center will open Aug. 21 at 1 p.m.

Help Clean-up!

A beach cleanup will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Visit Solve Oregon to sign up at any of seven locations in Lincoln County.

Official Press Release

Preparation Tips

Get solar filter glasses-- Looking directly at the sun is unsafe. The only safe way to look at the eclipse is with solar filter glasses.

Newport residents may receive up to four pair of glasses at city hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, by Friday, Aug. 11 as supplies last.

Stay at home—Travel to, from and within Newport will be challenging, especially on the days immediately before and after Monday, Aug. 21.

Please plan to avoid travel on these days. Also avoid making medical or other appointments from Aug. 17 to Aug. 22.

Buy supplies ahead— Secure sufficient food, medicine, fuel and other necessities that will last from Thursday, Aug. 17 through Tuesday Aug. 22.

Procuring these supplies in advance minimizes trips during this very busy time.