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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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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Tour of lighthouse was conducted by guide who was 'in character' throughout. Great fun for the kids, and incredible views. Lighthouse is an easy walk from the visitors center large parking area, or you can drive to the small parking near the lighthouse and try to find a spot. There are also restrooms (breezy!) near the lighthouse parking area. Take... More

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Despite the wind, the skies were clear and low tide came at a time of day when our family could get there to enjoy the tidepools at Cobble Beach. My kids, elementary to high school, enjoyed petting anemones and looking for the elusive hermit crabs for at least an hour. The cobbles do make for difficult walking, though, if you... More

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BC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great views and lovely walk. Lots of birds to see and photograph, especially "common murres", pelican, cormorants and more. Unfortunately we were too late to get in on the tour of the lighthouse, but were happy to wander the grounds and take photographs. Our warning to others is that there are oodles of steps down to the cobble beach.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The weather was super cold/windy but there were 2 whales feeding just South of the lighthouse, it was hard to leave. Great visit to this lighthouse.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Seals, Grey Whales, Sea Lions, Starfish, Anemones, Clams, Crabs, Sea Gulls, Wild Flowers, Oysters, and Tourists!

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We loved the views of this lighthouse and we were lucky enough to see two whales, that was awesome! Cobble beach was awesome with there rocky shore, it was very loud with the ocean hitting the rocks, lots of birds and sea lions to see! Lots of shells too! The pass is a three day pass to the park and... More

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is just so peaceful and stunning. The area is very well kept. The views are just breathtaking!! I just loved how you could see so much sea life as well as the rocks and tidal pools. It is so worth the trip and the time, especially if you get lucky with a beautiful sunny day as we did!

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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Make sure to make an appointment if you want to tour the Lighthouse as times and people limits apply. We didn't know this so we didn't get to see inside...very disappointing since we may never get back. Pebble Beach was awesome, the area around the Lighthouse is beautiful and very windy. The tide pools were just sand so we missed... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great time and visited two days in a row during low tide. We saw and touched starfish, anemones, mussels, urchins, and more. Stunning views from the lighthouse.

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Arnold
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful views and we actually saw things in the tide pool. The rangers there were VERY helpful. It was a highlight for me as we traveled the coast.

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