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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 18 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Soaring more than 93 feet in height, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast.

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Chama, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

found walking on the cobbles touch with a pinched nerve but made it to the tide pools and saw little crabs, starfish and other sea life. The sea lions appeared to follow us in the water. Interesting, educational and will definately return

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Regina, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Not much pointing stopping in here at the moment as the lighthouse is not viewable as of Nov. 15th. You can still scope out the area, but Yaquina Head is just another decent view along the coast... there are better which also happen to be free. I'd recommend waiting til the lighthouse is back open.

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Tigard, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Without a doubt this is one of the most visited places in Newport Oregon. Once you've been there you will immediately know why. The vistas of Oregon's coastal area surrounding Newport is laid out before you in a spectacular array of eye catching beauty!

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Escondido CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This should be a stop on your Oregon Coast Odyssey. When we visited the tide was in so we couldn't access the beach, but it must be well worth the climb back up when you can. There is a lot of interpretive information, and the views are amazing! The light house was undergoing a painting project so we could not... More

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california
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I loved walking around the lighthouse. However the winds were so high this one day, it was all I could do to stand upright, however I think this was the most intriguing. The fact you are right at the raw ocean and the winds are so high, it gave you a glimpse into what the light keepers must have had... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a nature area always beautiful no matter what time of year but the fall foliage is especially wondrous.

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Ripon, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a nice light house with a great view. As a bonus there is tide pools below so make sure you go on low tide.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Be aware that you have to pay to get into the area. The lighthouse belongs to the US government and not the Oregon State Park system. So your pass will not get into any other parks that day. That may be important to some and not so important to others, but I thought I'd mention it. Next, the lighthouse is... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This area is the best. We went at low tide and were able to see tide pools with many starfish, sea urchins, and anemones. There were seals, many birds on the rocks, and whales in the distance. The lighthouse was beautiful, sitting out on the point majestically.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great view of the ocean! Epic waves, could not go to the tide pools due to the extreme wave action but we walked down the stairs anyway just for fun and it was totally worth it. We saw 3 seals riding the waves and numerous birds (besides seagulls). I highly recommend this to anyone that is visiting the Oregon Coast.

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