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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

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Neat piece of history

We have tried to stop at every lighthouse on the Oregon coast. This one was unique. Wood... read more

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Tucson, Arizona
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Well worth the $7

Great stop at the Yaquina Lighthouse and associated area. The lighthouse is enough to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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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.
North End of Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR 97365-1347
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have tried to stop at every lighthouse on the Oregon coast. This one was unique. Wood construction. Worth the side trip. There is a big watch tower right next to it and power lines all around that make photographs difficult.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great stop at the Yaquina Lighthouse and associated area. The lighthouse is enough to see. However, we were there at low tide, so the tidal pool viewing was tremendous. Tons of anemone, sea urchins, and other tidal dwellers to see. In addition, behind the lighthouse...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the time and effort. Home well preserved and furnished nicely with antiques. Take a moment and visit the memorial for those lost at sea and to tour the grounds.

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful lighthouse and surrounding beach and hiking trails. We saw gray whales, sea lions, peregrine falcons, common murres and cormorants. Largest lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Worth the $7 park fee.

Thank kittyfitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is great, the beach is great and there is a top view of the Yaquina Bay Bridge from there. There is plenty of parking around the lighthouse and areas for picnics. Can get good pictures from Yaquina Bay State Park. A must see...More

Thank Andrey N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lighthouse was only used for three years, but it has been well maintained. The house contains a free museum about the lighthouse and the rooms are decorated to look like they would have done when the lighthouse was functioning. You can't go up in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is more of a park then a landmark. Takes 10 minutes to see. Does give great views of bay and bridge but after going to the other town lighthouse this is a distant 2nd

Thank musicofcourse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are spectacular and getting to the lighthouse is easy. It is a short walk to the lighthouse from the parking lot but tours are only available from 11-4. As you can see the house where the light keeper lived needs a lot of...More

Thank penahill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special spot on a truly wonderful coastline. The lighthouse is locked but still provides a good landmark. What makes this place special is the choice of white beaches or a black beach, rock outcroppings with seabird colonies, and consistent year-round gray whale...More

Thank 405deano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is located very near to the Yaquina Bay Bridge and the Oregon State Aquarium. Take care not to confuse it with the Yaquina Head Lighthouse which is on the north side of Newport which apparently some reviewers have done. We visited...More

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Lydia H
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
According to the Website for the Park, "Pets may accompany visitors on trails and walkways except near the lighthouse and in the Cobble Beach tide pools. They must be leashed and under physical control at all times; owners... More
July 2, 2016|
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Response from CaboSisters | Reviewed this property |
There is a link for reserving time for the tours. There is no cost per se for the tour after the $7/car fee for park entry. Please do internet search for Yaquina Head lighthouse tours. Site won't let me post directly for... More
Kathy F
July 26, 2015|
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Response from Kevin N | Reviewed this property |
It says open daily on their web site but it would be hard to believe that it is open in Christmas. It appears it would be open during the rest of break.