We will be traveling to the Central Oregon Coast next July. It wiil be my hubby, myself, kids aged 4 & 8 and my parents who are in their late sixties. I've been doing a lot of reading about the area and I've decided either Newport or Yachats would be a good home base for our week-long trip, but can't decide between the two. This is what we are interested in doing: the kids- sandy beach, visiting the aquariums and tidepooling, me- hiking through old growth forest, my mom- maybe whale watching and shopping/ eating at nice restaurants. My husband and dad aren't too picky as long as the ocean is close. I think we'd stay within a 30 mile radius of the town we stay in. Would you recommend one over the other? I'd really appreciate any advice! Thanks!