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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 20 Attractions 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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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic place to site see from, watch whales feeding off shore, bird watching, seal watching. Visit the beautiful lighthouse. One of only few that is still operational on the west coast. Our kids loved the place!

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Columbia Falls, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

WE liked the open room for parking and the outstanding views. There are nice places to read a little history on the area, Glad we took the time to stop and see this place.

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Salem, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The lighthouse is still closed to the public due to renovations and there is no fee because of that. However, the parking lot at the lighthouse is open. Be sure not to miss the view from the stairs and platform on the west side. The stairs go down to the beach. The overlook is a wonderful place to watch birds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

So many creatures growing in the pools. So many seals and sea birds on the rocks. All totally enjoyable! Lighthouse is under renovation now.

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Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I was in the area for business, and when we were finished we drove out to coast. We arrived late in the day, so we didn't get to spend much time, but we were there for sunset. It was absolutely beautiful. We did get to see the lighthouse, the seals, and the surrounding scenery, and I can say it was... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A beautiful, tranquil beach which plays host to a variety of aquatic life including the cute and social Sealions!

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Kennewick, Washington
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360 reviews 360 reviews
84 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice interpretive center. Great views up on top. Lighthouse to visit (currently under wraps in January 2015 being painted). Tide pools down below. Good place to spot whales. Small admission fee is well worth it.

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Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It was little disappointing to arrive and find the lighthouse covered in ugly plastic as my main objective was to photograph it. But the area with black pebble beach, tide pools and waves crushing against rocks is still worth a visit. Please note that this is a fee site and you will have to pay to get in (unless you... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had never been so decided to stop in with the grandkids. The lighthouse was closed for renovation. Surf was up which provided for some huge waves.

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Tualatin
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171 reviews 171 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The area itself is "outstanding" like it says. Great tidal pools, rock formations, even a couple of short (but steep) hiking trails, and a visitors center. However the lighthouse itself is covered with plastic while they are repainting it. I don't know if it still is getting great reviews because people post without actually visiting it (I've seen this happen... More 

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