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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

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Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR
Phone Number: 541 574 3100
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the...
Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast.
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Beautiful Lighthouse. Great location for Whale Watching.

We were there but the lighthouse was closed. Had a view around it. Many whale-watcher. Can be very chilling as it was raining with strong wind. When over to tidal pool nearby and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were there but the lighthouse was closed. Had a view around it. Many whale-watcher. Can be very chilling as it was raining with strong wind. When over to tidal pool nearby and found some limpet, starfish and hermit crab... Great trip.

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Stoney Lake
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very interesting displays of the lighthouse years and the keepers activities. The views from the head are spectacular especially when there are whales spouting.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited on Saturday, May 16 and enjoyed a walk around the beautiful lighthouse before heading down to the tidepools. I spoke with the ranger on duty (sadly did not get his name) but he was very friendly and a complete joy to talk to! We had missed the low tide from which to enjoy the tidepools more thoroughly but... More 

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Kelso, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing!! The visitor center was informative. Make sure to take the lighthouse tour.Well worth your time. My favorite was exploring the tide pools. Also looking for migrating whales and watching the sea lion cubs. So Fun !!! There is a fee to enter the park but it was way worth it. ( I think we paid 3... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Classic old Light house and great view of the agate beach area. The view goes on forever down the coast towards Newport harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I arrived for a quick overnight stop in Newport and we were just in time for low tide. Although the museum and lighthouse had just closed (we arrived a few minutes after 4PM), we opted to pay the $5 parking fee and head down to the tidal pools. I think we spent a full hour exploring! Star... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It was very fun and informative. I loved climbing the stairs to the top. You could see a whale. it was worth the money for admission. The only downside was there was an obscene amount of flies. I have no idea why there were so many flies.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

the tidal pools at low tide are fantastic. definitely worth the visit. loved it.! (saw baby starfish. hoping for a comeback!)

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Just a mile walk from the Agate Beach Motel, this regal light house stands tall and majestic by the ocean side. The walk up from the main highway is easy and safe, and only slightly inclined. Be sure to stop off at the. I formation center that is, of course, very I formative of the sea life and the history... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to this part of the Oregon coast for a long time and I think this would get my vote for the best basic introduction to the geology, history, and sheer natural beauty of this beautiful area. Make sure to stop at the Visitors' Center (and walk out the back door to learn a little bit about the... More 

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