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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Highway 101, Newport, OR
541-265-5679
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Ranked #3 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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Palm Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great stopping spot. Good spot for a picnic. Scenic place for photo ops. Big trees in area are very interesting.

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Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Arrived too late to tour around lighthouse. Could get some photos from the parking lot. Restrooms. Able to view waterway & bridge and take photos.

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Prescott, Arizona
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We tend to visit lighthouses wherever they are located, and this is one of the best. Easy access, great for pictures, pretty location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Lighthouse itself requires a little upward mobility to reach a place where you can truly appreciate it, but the surrounding area is really gorgeous with the ocean and the bridge and the forest and the lighthouse, it was a complete pleasure! There is a telescope to look out to the sea and lots of small areas to explore.

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