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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR
541 574 3100
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Description: Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast.
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This area is the best. We went at low tide and were able to see tide pools with many starfish, sea urchins, and anemones. There were seals, many birds on the rocks, and whales in the distance. The lighthouse was beautiful, sitting out on the point majestically.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Great view of the ocean! Epic waves, could not go to the tide pools due to the extreme wave action but we walked down the stairs anyway just for fun and it was totally worth it. We saw 3 seals riding the waves and numerous birds (besides seagulls). I highly recommend this to anyone that is visiting the Oregon Coast.

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The tidepools here are amazing! Be sure to visit this spot at low tide for an excellent educational opportunity!! "Cobble Beach is compiled of millions of round basalt rocks that produce an applause-like sound as the waves roll in. When the tide is low a vibrant ocean floor is revealed—pools of colorful animals including orange sea stars, purple sea urchins,... More

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Long Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We really enjoy Yaquina Head. Lighthouse is interesting, tide pools neat, paved trails, visitor center was nice.

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Burgess Hill, England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Loads of birds to watch and whales too. Beach combing amid the rock pools and nice lighthouse. Brilliant photos of waves crashing on the shore.

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Camas, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Nice scenery. Lighthouse was booked solid on a Sunday. No Dice getting in. Started at the center and walked down to the lighthouse. Great views and fresh air. Ocean views were wonderful!

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Ghent, Belgium
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A wonderful landscape next to Road 101. It is an splendid example of what Oregon coast is offering. Wildlife, history, lighthouses, ocean and lovely scenery.

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Salem, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If your in the Newport area stopping at this lighthouse is something you must do! Admission to the park is $8 per car. The views are spectacular and the more adventurous explorers will want to walk on the cobble stone beach. As we were on the beach we saw seals in playing in the water. The lighthouse itself looks like... More

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Merced, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Newport was a one night stop for my travel companion and myself. We visited the beach on a warm day in October taking photos of the lighthouse. Afterward we visited the lighthouse. Worth a visit a short drive up the road. (Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. There are 2 lighthouses named Yaquina) It's a lovingly maintained building showcasing rooms and furniture of... More

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Florence, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This spot provided lots of history on the Oregon coast and lighthouses in a clean, spacious environment. The displays were interesting, and the lighthouse tour was a treat. Luckily, we managed to get one of the last tours--the lighthouse will be closed for 3 months while it is getting a new coat of paint.

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