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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 20 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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Ghent, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful landscape next to Road 101. It is an splendid example of what Oregon coast is offering. Wildlife, history, lighthouses, ocean and lovely scenery.

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Merced, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Newport was a one night stop for my travel companion and myself. We visited the beach on a warm day in October taking photos of the lighthouse. Afterward we visited the lighthouse. Worth a visit a short drive up the road. (Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. There are 2 lighthouses named Yaquina) It's a lovingly maintained building showcasing rooms and furniture of... More

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Florence, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This spot provided lots of history on the Oregon coast and lighthouses in a clean, spacious environment. The displays were interesting, and the lighthouse tour was a treat. Luckily, we managed to get one of the last tours--the lighthouse will be closed for 3 months while it is getting a new coat of paint.

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Portland, OR
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Came here in August of 2014. Yaquina Head is a promontory sticking out into the Pacific just north of Newport. The natural area has a lighthouse, rocky beach, tidepools, and many scenic views available. The per-vehicle entrance fee is perhaps a bit steep if you ask me, but it is valid for multiple days. When we visited we saw whales... More

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Everybody else has described this well. Let me make a suggestion about saving money. If you are 62 or over, you can get a Senior Pass. This is a lifetime pass for $10. It gives you (and others in your car, usually) free admission to all Federal Recreation areas including National Parks. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is federal (BLM),... More

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Felton, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Mid October is not so crowded, easy walking about the peninsula, visitor center is predictable but informative.

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Yaquina head offers incredible views of the ocean and lighthouse. You can take a free tour of the lighthouse as well. Well worth the time when visiting the central Oregon coast.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Some of the most amazing views of the ocean, with photogenic lighthouse, walking trails, beach access and more. Bring lunch and stay a while.

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Manning, Iowa
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent viewing site for whales, seals and scenery. The entrance and service road is short and very easy to drive to right off 101. The stairway to the ocean side is easy and will be fine for most age groups. The walk to the lighthouse is short and flat and will accommodate wheel chairs and the like.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It took us 3 separate trips to the state park before we made it on the waiting list for the lighthouse, it was always filled up with a limit of about 16 people per tour and there were 5 of us. We arrived at 12:30pm and made it on the 2pm list. Keep in mind though that this is October... More

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