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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Highway 101, Newport, OR
541-265-5679
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was built with the light-keeper's quarters in the same building.
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304 reviews 304 reviews
146 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If possible, take the time for this tour as this lighthouse doubles as the headlamp and lightkeeper's residence. Good views of the Yaquina Bridge from the grounds

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Vancouver Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We didnt take the tour as we were getting eaten alive by flies. But we didnt get a good history lesson from an ex lighthouse keeper.

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Duarte, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This outstanding location with the first lighthouse along Oregon's coast first accessed by Captain James Cook who found this bay so difficult to enter he only attempted that during the daylight hours back in 1776 , it was this news that inspired our 3rd President to acquire the Louisiana Purchase and eventually the Louis and Clark expedition and their epic... More

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Kent, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm glad we stopped for this lighthouse as well as the big Yaquina Head Light. Great contrast. This little lighthouse is furnished with period tidbits. The human hair artwork is something I had never heard of. Easy to get to and not a long walk.

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Palm Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Worth the visit even without a tour. The lighthouse and grounds are well kept and the view from the property is breath taking. I went for a quick visit and ended up staying for two hours. There are stairs next to the lighthouse that take you down to the beach where there is a marine garden. We saw seals, starfish... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Was down for a day trip. This was a great place to stop for a picnic. Got to tour the lighthouse, which was fascinating! Sort of sad it was in operation for only 3 years.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Make sure you sign up for a tour and climb to the top of the lighthouse. Children must be old enough to climb the 114 steps up and back down again.

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Pocatello
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a must see on the coast, very nice oceans views. great parking and access. Very well maintained clean safe place

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Nanaimo, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a great example of life in that time period. The volunteers should be applauded. They have showed what life in the 1800's was like. Unfortunately the actual light is not accessible.

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PDX
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Climb the tallest lighthouse in Oregon at 93 feet - and take a selfie! If you can, walk the trails. It's really lovely to experience Cobble Beach and the Quarry. The interpretive center is a lot of fun. Look for the exhibit that shows the traveling library box - look inside and you'll see someone has a sense of humor.... More

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