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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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tide pools

This was a great place, the kids loved looking at the tidal pools and seeing the sea lions. There were many animals for the kids to see in the tidal pools.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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North Bend, Washington
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North Bend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was a great place, the kids loved looking at the tidal pools and seeing the sea lions. There were many animals for the kids to see in the tidal pools.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Interpretive center was very interesting and the staff was very helpful. The grounds around the lighthouse are well kept. It was very busy the day I was there but that did not detract from enjoying the land and the beautiful surroundings.

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Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Eagles, Vultures, Sea Lions and Grey Whales, combined with the wonderful sound of crashing waves. Next time I visit I will go earlier in the day so I can tour the light house and get a deeper insight of its history and importance.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can enjoy the Yaquina Lighthouse, the tide pools and the orientation center. Fee is $7 for cars with 5 or so people. For seniors they accept Golden Age Pass. You have to sign up at orientation center for tours of lighthouse which are a couple per day. In whale watching time a good place to see them. We use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

A nice place to visit for sunset photos of the lighthouse, birds, and below there are harbor seals on the rocks. The lighthouse overlooking the ocean a good place to spot grey whales spouting. So take your binoculars and camera. It can get windy up there so be prepared and have fun with the family.

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Firestone, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to come at a time that we could visit the tide pools. The kids loved looking at all of the different creatures. We also walked around the lighthouse and down to the beach. We had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon touring the lighthouse grounds and gift shop. There was a fee of $7 per vehicle to enter the area.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After seeing so many free beaches in Oregon, I was a little surprised to head out to Yaquina and realize I had to pay to get in. However, it's a wonderful place to check out tide pools, talk with naturalists and volunteers about the sea life and listen to the ocean. I purchased the three day pass and visited several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

But we visited it again this year and it was again fantastic. A nesting peregrine couple, thousands of visiting common murres, half a dozen pelicans, a mess of cormorants, vultures, eagles, red-tailed hawk, song sparrows, spotted towhees, white-crowned sparrows, oystercatchers. . . It gets no Important Bird Area signage but it's a fantastic place to stop to see some lovely... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather, as it was previously known) in September, it's a lovely area with a large diversity of birds and marine life. The lighthouse is the tallest in the State of Oregon, standing over 90 ft. and was first lit sometime in the 1870's. They offer ranger led tours only and I recommend checking the website... More 

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