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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR
Phone Number: 541 574 3100
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Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast.
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Type: Lighthouses, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast.

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Fife, Washington
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited the lighthouse on a rather windy rainy day..that didn't stop me from venturing out to the view platforms. It was spectacular! The birds ..so many of them... They were flying along the winds and circling back around so many that they looked like giant clouds.. So worth watching them enjoy themselves the views were stunning and this is... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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52 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were visiting our daughter and son-in-law in Portland, OR in late October and we toured Yaquina Head during a day trip with them. This entire area one seems like one highlight picture after another. In spite of the weather- or I guess because of it- there was lots of wave action on a windy day. The... More 

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Star, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a wonderful view of this lighthouse from our room at the Elizabeth Street Inn. One of the many lighthouses along the Oregon coast.

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Sturgis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went for a walk on the beach at sunset and it was beautiful. I really can't say anything else, but it is a need to do when visiting Newport.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very accessible and beautiful , would of loved to stay there all day, but had to head home. Next time will stay longer!

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Oregon City, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Tide pools, light house, panoramic views of the coast line and nice trails to walk. Definitely worth the visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Even when crowded, this area is wonderful to visit, but it is special on days when few are there and you can enjoy the serenity, the ocean, the views and the walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The light house tour guides do a suburb job and the period clothing is spot on accurate. Don't miss going down to the cobble beach and visiting with the whale watch guide, the museum / interpretive center is also full of great displays.

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Portland, Oregon
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This visit was to share the lighthouse with our Japanese friends here for the first time. What a surprise it was for us after so many years of not stopping by. Amazing bird sanctuary! Worth the stop. Great visitor center too!

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London, Canada
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154 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The views from Yaquina Head are absolutely stunning! The lighthouse, the dramatic cliffs over the ocean, the wildflowers,the seals resting on the rocks below, and the thousands of sea birds congregating on the rocks is incredible to see! Very picturesque- don't forget your camera!

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