Newport is an unincorporated area within Downe Township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08345. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08345 was 834. Newport is a very rural community, or village, with colonial, craftsman, and Victorian style homes. Route 553 is the main road that runs through Newport. Many coastal roads (some still gravel) were once used for the transportation of salt hay or Saltmeadow Cordgrass. Salt hay marshes serve as pollution filters and as buffers against flooding and shoreline erosion. It was harvested for bedding and fodder for farm animals and for garden mulch. Two journals by Erma Moncrief were made into the book "Erma's Newport Journal" with help from Emily Stites and Emma Allen. Once the book was finished Emily had died. The book was completed by Emma Allen in 2006, and was sold for $10.00. The library at Downe Township Elementary (the only school in Downe Township) has a copy of this book. It is filled with an array of historic information. There are two churches in the village of Newport. There is Newport Baptist Church, and Newport Methodist. Barnett's gas station and Newport Deli are directly on Route 553. Wild Bill's Bait and Tackle Shop is on Baptist Road, and The Waterfront Cafe sits on the bank of the Nantuxent Creek at the dead end of Landing Road. The Sun Dog Marina is next to the Waterfront Cafe. You can navigate the Delaware Bay through the Nantuxent Creek from Sun Dog Marina.