Heceta Head Lighthouse
Heceta Head Lighthouse
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Beautiful and remote lighthouse.
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Todd I
Durango, CO131 contributions
Jun 2022
You should really check out this historic lighthouse if you're in the area. Heceta Head Lighthouse has a rich history, and the coastal views are spectacular. It's one of my favorite places in the world. The historic bed and breakfast that we stayed in is very charming and beautiful. The short hike from the main parking lot is relatively easy and well worth your time and effort.
We were lucky and spotted 4 humpback whales meandering up the coast.
We are eager to return!
Written October 18, 2022
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julijoyeux
Bordeaux, France149 contributions
Sep 2022
Enjoyable 30 minutes walking the cove beach below the lighthouse and seeing the waves and shore crabs. Kinda spooky with mist and clouds...very photogenic with the highway bridge above. Easy access.
Written October 7, 2022
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN803 contributions
Sep 2022
The beach is very pretty. 1 mile round trip to see the lighthouse. Pay $5 in a machine. When we were leaving, a ranger was there to help with any questions.
Written September 23, 2022
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Jedimasterkush
Las Vegas, NV1,798 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
First we took the trail up to the lighthouse that had a gift shop half way up. Beautiful view at the top. You can enter the lighthouse but cannot go up the stairs. At the bottom there is a great little beach walk that I recommend you catch near low tide if possible. It made for two great walks and even more memories.
Written September 18, 2022
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northernk
Phoenix, AZ11,899 contributions
Aug 2022
this one is a bit of an uphill hike on a nice paved path, with lots of trees for shading. Unfortunately we arrived too late for an up close view but it's a beautiful lighthouse and caretaker home which on this one is not right next to the lighthouse but you do walk past it on way up. Highly recommended and beautiful area.
Written September 3, 2022
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Karie B
4 contributions
Aug 2022
This was our first time hiking the trail up to the lighthouse. It was certainly worth the extra time and energy! Beautiful up close view of Heceta Head. A nice park ranger was also there to point out spots of interest. We'll be back!
Written August 22, 2022
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,795 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Very scenic spot and lovely beach. From the parking lot you can get a nice photo of the pointed rocks in the ocean with the light keepers house in the background. (Now a B&B). You can't see the lighthouse from here though. You need to walk a well maintained 0.5 mile slightly steep path to get to it. Attractive but not much to see. You can't go up it. Good little gift shop though.

To get a good view of the lighthouse, drive past (travelling from Newport) for about a mile and there are two pull ins situated close together.
Written August 4, 2022
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swearengen
Colonia, NJ810 contributions
Jul 2022
A little bit of a walk. Nice view along the way. The lighthouse at the top is really nice. They had a ranger on duty to talk some about it. Pretty interesting. Unfortunately you can't go up the steps so it's really just about the outside and views.
Written July 28, 2022
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ZMAN3411
Westfield, IN332 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We loved hiking around this lighthouse and then reading about the history of it. It’s a beautiful area and loved the gift shop by the B&B as well.
Written June 20, 2022
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BoulderNut
Sonoma, CA1,018 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Signs show the way from 101. Pay your $5 for parking and enjoy about half mile walk up to the lighthouse. It’s not open but you can see the light flashing out from it’s lens. Beautiful views outward to sea.
Written June 6, 2022
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