The marina, which provides shelter for 232 boats, is maintained by the Port of Newport to a depth of 10 feet. In 1998, sand was removed from approximately 1,000 feet of the south jetty, the jetty was sealed with rock and filter fabric, and the sand was replaced to protect public safety and prevent sand migration through the structure. In 1999, 41,217 tons of displaced jetty stone were removed from the entrance channel to alleviate dangerous navigation conditions.
At McLean Point, on north side of bay, about 2 miles from entrance, Port of Newport has two berths one 435 feet long, the second 520 feet long, capable of serving ocean-going vessels.
Port of Newport has a public wharf with 300 feet of frontage for servicing fishing boats. In addition, Port of Newport maintains 510 berths for mooring commercial and sport fishing vessels. There are several seafood companies on the bay which have their own facilities for handling fresh fish and crab. Supplies and petroleum products are readily available for small vessels.
On south side of bay about 1.2 miles above entrance, Port of Newport has constructed South Beach Marina which can handle approximately 600 pleasure craft and shallow draft fishing boats. Public facilities include public automobile and boat trailer parking, boat launching ramp, fuel dock, a fishing pier and a picnic area.
About 2.0 miles above entrance, Oregon State University, in conjunction with the Marine Science Center on 52 acres, maintains a 220-foot pier for docking large and small research vessels and a 100-foot float for docking small boats. Docking facilitates are restricted to research vessels and State of Oregon small boats.