Heceta Head Lighthouse

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Heceta Head Lighthouse
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Pixelpanderer
Napa, CA874 contributions
Finally!
Oct 2021
This is the fourth time that I have tried to shoot this place. Rain and fog have cursed me. On a clear day, shoot the light from across the bay. Much better than being up close.
Written October 13, 2021
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Sandeep K
New York City, NY67 contributions
Gorgeous lighthouse!
Sep 2021
Gorgeous lighthouse on a very scenic perch along the Oregon coast. There is a nice beach, and then you walk up a little cliff to the the lighthouse. Easy hike with my 8 and 6 year old daughters.
Written September 27, 2021
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Karen M
Chicago, IL136 contributions
Beautiful stop for hiking
Aug 2021
This is a beautiful lighthouse, and a nice stop on the coast. From the parking lot you can also walk down to a small beach, which is backed by a nice bridge. The lighthouse has many trails around it, including one that takes to the long way to Hobbit Beach. (Faster access to Hobbit Beach is found by the trailhead just off 101. The lighthouse itself is not open for visits, but you can walk around it.
Written September 17, 2021
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apen51
Chesterland, OH32 contributions
Lighthouse
Sep 2021 • Family
A little tricky to find but we’ll worth it. Beach is right by the parking lot. Approximately 1/2 mile trek to the lighthouse. We’ll worth the climb in so much as it is very picturesque. Would go again!
Written September 16, 2021
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eatsleeptour
Dallas, TX720 contributions
A must see when on the Oregon coast
Sep 2021 • Couples
A beautiful lighthouse perched on the edge of the gorgeous Oregon coast line. The short hike to the lighthouse gives you breathtaking views. Due to Covid the lighthouse itself was closed for climbing however we were allowed to go inside and look up the staircase and read the information that was available inside the lighthouse. There is a small gift shop near the lake keepers house that has some really cute items and even a cold beer (drinks) which is nice on a sunny day.
Written September 15, 2021
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travelgalTacoma
Tacoma35 contributions
Classic lighthouse with nice views.
Sep 2021
Lovely walk through the forest on a wide trail to the lighthouse. There is a cute well stocked gift shop on the way from the parking lot too. Lovely views of the coast in both directions.
Written September 12, 2021
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN2,912 contributions
Busy even when it's foggy
Aug 2021
Signage on Hwy 101 is good. Parking lot seems generous, but fills up very fast. It was a foggy day (all day as it turned out), so the views weren't great. There's a day use fee.
There's bathrooms. I think they were pit toilets.

I still took the .9 mile hike up to see the lighthouse. Trail is road sized & gravel. There's a steady incline with information boards along the way. The lighthouse is nice. There's docents there, but no tours. They opened a building that had old pictures & more info. I took some shots, but with the fog it was a waste of time.
Continue Hwy 101 South & there's 3 more overlooks of the lighthouse. It wasn't worth stopping the day we went, but the next day I got an interesting pic.

Came back down & walked along the beach. Definitely worth a look.
Written August 30, 2021
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Lomunchi
Maple Grove, MN590 contributions
Not amazing but worth a stop.
Aug 2021
All the areas around here are beautiful and this stop as well. It's a moderate walk up to the lighthouse. Not much to see up there, it was closed. It sounds like it's usually closed. The best part, though, was the tour of the lighthouse keepers house. Very nicely done by volunteer. About a half hour. Casual and informative. The hours is nicely presented with proper era furnishings etc. It's worth a stop but don't go out of your way to see it.
Written August 26, 2021
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John N
New York498 contributions
The most photographed lighthouse for a reason
Aug 2021
When I was taking drive up the coast from Eugene to Portland this was one of the places I had wanted to stop at. Did not disappoint.

You see it from the highway and when you get closer easy off down into the parking lot. Costs $5 to park for the day but it is 100% honor system.

Everything says it opens at 11am but that is the lighthouse itself. You can park and walk up before that and I did that and there were not many people (better for photos)

The walk up to the lighthouse is uphill and not that bad a pretty nice crushed stone surface but if you have trouble walking up this may not be for you or even pushing a stroller not sure how that would work

You can also head out onto the beach

Great views and a fun stop
Written August 24, 2021
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,843 contributions
Most Photographed Lighthouse in Oregon - $5 Day Use Fee
Jul 2021
During our road trip up the Oregon Coast, we drove from Bandon to visit the Heceta Head Lighthouse at around 1 pm on Monday, 7/26. Had no issues finding parking. There is a machine in the parking lot which takes credit cards for you to purchase a day use pass for $5 so you can place this on your dash.

The area was somewhat crowded but not too bad. The walk to the lighthouse is less than 1 mile round trip and it was very easy. We spent less than hour here before proceeding to our next stop on the Coast.

This is the most photographed lighthouse in Oregon!
Written August 20, 2021
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