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“Watch whales passing by”

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: Beautiful and remote lighthouse.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Watch whales passing by”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Not too steep walk up to lighthouse. Guides are there once you have rested a bit. During right season, you can watch whales passing by. Unique stuff in the gift shop cottage.

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Heceta Head north of Florence”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

If you're visiting the coast, the drive north of Florence is a must-see. Reminded me of the west coast of Ireland, near the Cliffs of Moher. Georgeous. Charge up your camera, you'll need a full battery.

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Florence, Oregon
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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

We happened to finally make it up there to find out it's a good thing we did they will be closed for a year or so for renovations because the inside of the lighthouse is wearing away due to weathering and moist climate.
Still a great view and a fun, safer beach for families with young children.

Visited October 2011
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Redding, CA
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Arrive near sunset!”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Absolutely MAGICAL! What an amazing place; the Fresnel (fra-NEL) lens is a "first-order" and a lighthouser this beautiful, classic and historic is RARE!

Visited December 2011
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Yachats, Oregon
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

It was such a beautiful day when my sister and I went. Has the lighthouse keeper's house you can go through which is also a bed and breakfast.

Visited August 2011
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