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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 19 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Don't know why the entrance fee is good for three days as there is not that much to do, maybe up to an hour to do ALL trails; a lighthouse tour, the museum (you might be able to stretch it to half hour), its basically mock-ups of animals and some old pieces from the keepers). Then there is tide pooling,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful area; they keep the grounds well maintained and lush. The views are marvelous. Loved wandering on the rocks to look in the tide pools. Unfortunately we were there on a Wednesday, so the lighthouse itself was closed. But we enjoyed it anyway. I also liked learning about the history in the museum and thought it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went and saw the lighthouse and the beach of entirely black stones.The park rangers there were helpful and informative. It was gorgeous! Loved it!

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Outstanding ocean views, many birds, spotted seals and fun beach combing! Schedule your visit for low tide to experience the tide pools.

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NJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We loved visiting Yaquina (pronounced Ya-kwinna) Head. We arrived just as a group of birders were keeping an eye on a pair of rare Peregrine Falcons tending to their young nesting on the cliff beside the Interpretive Center. Visit the Center for a walk through the exhibits which interpret the natural and human history of the area. There are multiple... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We've been here previously and it is always worth a repeat visit. One of the tidal areas is handicapped accessible (rare to find) and the other involves stairs and walking over beach cobbles. We saw harbor seals out on the rocks, as well as tide pool denizens. You may touch them, but not pick them up. The lighthouse is very... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We happened to get some unbelievable great weather on our visit here. I am not going to repeat describing everything that everyone else has done so wonderfully, but focus on the highlights for us. First, there is a $7 fee to get into the area, but it also gives you access to other Oregon State Parks with fees for 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

One of the most beautiful places on earth. A real jewel on the Oregon Coast. The lighthouse and buildings are charming.

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Central Utah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Depoe Bay for a week. As part of our local touring, we visited the Yaquina (Yah-quin’-ah) Head Outstanding Natural Area on Friday, June 13, 2014. The lighthouse and its surrounding area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, so it follows federal rules for usage and fees. If you have a national park... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our visit to the Area was our last activity in Newport, and it was a great ending to our visit. The park is a beautiful setting, with an interesting interpretive center. The best part is the views of the nearby rocks full of birds and the close-up views of the lighthouse. The access to the beach is very straightforward, although... More

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