|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Yaquina Bay, Lincoln County, Oregon.|
See also: Newport.
Yaquina Bay (/j?'kw?n?/ y?-KWIN-?) is a coastal estuarine community found in Newport, Oregon, United States. Yaquina Bay is a semi-enclosed body of water, approximately 8 km˛ (3.2 mi˛) in area, with free connection to the Pacific Ocean, but also diluted with freshwater from the Yaquina River land drainage. The Bay is traversed by the Yaquina Bay Bridge. There are three small communities that border the Yaquina River and Bay; Newport (population approx. 9,989), Toledo (population approx. 3,459) and Elk City (population approx. 25). The Yaquina Bay in Newport is a popular tourist destination along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is also an important estuary for the ecology and economy of the area.
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Date and time this article was prepared:8:49:20 PM, 11/5/2022.