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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

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Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 541-265-5679
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was...

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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Whales !

We saw whales around the rocks that the seals were reacting on. It was a very windy day but the whales were spectacular. Go down to see the tide pools , many steps though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw whales around the rocks that the seals were reacting on. It was a very windy day but the whales were spectacular. Go down to see the tide pools , many steps though. People with disabilities won't be able to go down the stairs to the tide pools.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I climbed partway up inside the lighthouse and my husband went all the way up with about a dozen travelers. It's well kept up with many coats of white paint and a sturdy iron staircase to the top. The light was first lit in August, 1873. Many ships were lost before that. The lighthouse keeper was very informative and helpful.

Thank joylmoran
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just do it. Reserve the tickets online and be on time - in fact arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour to pick up your tickets (required by lighthouse) and then step back in time. If you can get Connor as your tour guide you won't be disappointed!

Thank mbilliter
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lighthouse is nice, and if you haven't been to one before, especially one with the attached living quarters, check it out - you will learn a lot about how lighthouse tenders lived. We have been to them before, so we really didn't experience anything new. The volunteer staffing the building was helpful, and pointed out the whales just off... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there in May and it was closed and the windows were boarded so don't know whether it is closed permanently or for some repairs; there were no signs indicating why it was closed. It would make an interesting picture except for the boarded windows.

Thank adventure455
Walla Walla, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to pay to enter area , but, that also includes the interpitive center. Great views and picture taking area. Seavews and seagulls and lots of tourist. It a large area so no getting in each others way. self guided tours 11am to 4pm during the summer

Thank FriarMichlobe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighthouse is unusual in that the whole living quarters of the lighthouse are on display and are furnished with period items that give you a feel for how the lighthouse keeper and his family might have lived. There is also a good display of the repair and restoration of this historic site. Gift shop is downstairs and the entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on a whim. Definitely worth the $7 price of park admission (free if you have national parks pass though). Did not expect to see whales in Oregon in July as it is not migrating season but to our surprise, Yaquina has a resident pod that was really close to shore feeding when we arrived. Also seals and many birds... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we happened upon this lighthouse and it was actually a "doable" climb for me. It wasn't too steep of a climb with my cane. Just stopped every now and then. When inside we were greeted with a lovely man who was extremely knowledgeable of this lighthouse. A family of nine (I believe) is what he said, had lived here during... More 

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are passing through this is defiantly a place that should be checked out. This lighthouse is sad to be haunted as well ;-) Cute place..

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