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“Needs some upkeep.”

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Beautiful and remote lighthouse.
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Needs some upkeep.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

This lighthouse is clsoed now due to budget cuts. The company that fixed the parking lot was supposed to refurbish the light house too, but chose to renegotiate the contract for more money. So, now the attraction is closed until it is fixed. It is a gem of a place and there is a B&B just down the trail. It really is too bad that this wasn't taken care of better.

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great beach to train on.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

I loved running here for training to run a half marathon. My mother-in-law has a house there and it was easy to get to the beach and back to the house for a shower and rest. The weather really determines whether the beach is nice, just as any beach I suppose, but this beach is wind swept in Summer, calm in early to mid fall and then nasty again until late spring. We keep getting lucky and ending up there when the weather is nice.

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Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews
“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

Nice walk to the keeper's house and lighthouse. The volunteers were very informative with the lighthouse and grounds history. The lighthouse just began renovations so we were unable to go inside but there is a building that held old photos and relics.

Visited February 2012
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Oregon, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Under renovation for anoth few months!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

The walk up and the view is beautiful but the lighthouse itself in under renovation. The guide said it was expected to be perhaps up to another year before it was complete.
So FEB 2013.

Visited February 2012
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Roseburg, Oregon
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“we found a treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

the beach had a lot of visitors, and only one agate that we could find. we didn't go to the light house, we were agate hunting. what we found was a large glass float!

Visited February 2012
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