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Beautiful Lighthouse in a Magnificent Setting

We found it easy to visit Heceta Head, one of our three favorite lighthouses along the Oregon... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RetiredTravelerTN
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Nashville, TN
Our Second Visit

This scenic location is easily accessible by car. The only expense is $5 per car for parking (paid... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
haveboozewilltravel
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California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it easy to visit Heceta Head, one of our three favorite lighthouses along the Oregon coast. We parked in the decent sized parking lot and paid for parking at the kiosk which only took credit cards. The paved path to the lighthouse and keeper's house has a slight elevation gain. No tours were offered on the day of our visit; check ahead of time for a tour schedule. We enjoyed views of both structures in the morning sunlight. We also stopped for a more distant view from the roadside parking area just south of the turnoff for the lighthouse.

The friendly park ranger provided information about the structure and history of the lighthouse. She happily took photos of visitors in front of the lighthouse -- a nice souvenir of our visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This scenic location is easily accessible by car. The only expense is $5 per car for parking (paid through a kiosk) There is a nice beach where one parks and the scenic walk up to the lighthouse offers expansive views. There are picnic tables and restrooms. Tours of the lighthouse are available. One can also walk above and view the light emanating from the revolving lantern, the most powerful in Oregon. The lighthouse keepers’ quarters are now used as a bed and breakfast.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our usual trek to the Heceta Head Lighthouse. The view never lets us down. We enjoy the lighthouse and the history but the view is everything. We love the walk to the lighthouse too. Have your camera in hand to capture the waves crashing into the rocks, the foliage and the lighthouse. If you are lucky, you might see sea lions and some of the unusual sea birds. Beautiful place!

Thank cloop14
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved seeing this lighthouse and there is also beach access. It is 5 dollars to park and is a half mile hike up the cliff to see it. Waiting at the lighthouse were state park volunteers waiting to answer any questions. It was accompanied by interesting history.

Thank Hazel W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My honey and I always stop here when we travel and never get tired of doing so. It's a very well-maintained lighthouse, bridge, beach, road, facilities. We don't have this in California! The beach is small, cozy, scenic, sheltered, and while we were here recently a sea lion decided to park herself smack dab in the middle of the beach and take a nap. Ya wanna respect the wildlife protocol. Neat blue rocks line the stream leading to the beach under the bridge. The trail to the lighthouse is a haul for a couch potato, but do-able, short, very pleasant. Spectacular views as you ascend and a lightkeepers house to peruse before you get to said lighthouse. Also another trail above the main one, but be careful. I would check the website for days and times for tours before you go if you want to catch one. The guides are really cool people and informative.

Thank RunningInGrace
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entry to the lighthouse is free but the parking at the beach is $5. The weather was great and the views were stunning. Walk up the hill to the lighthouse. On the way pass the Assistant Lightkeeper's house and a small gift store. The walk is not strenuous and takes less than 10 minutes and is well worth it for the views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views were perfectly Oregon coast. The bridge opposite shore is a perfect compliment to the natural beauty of the coastline. This is a great spot for a short walk or a short afternoon stay. The views are beautiful with the lighthouse, bridge, and rocky coastline. It does not, however, offer much for hiking or exploring.

Thank davidgb1533
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently enjoyed our visit to the Heceta Head Lighthouse. There is a parking area for which you are charged $5 for your vehicle. From the parking lot, you walk uphill along a marked path, which takes you to the lighthouse. Along the way, and at the lighthouse itself, you get wonderful views of the beach and the coastline. The hike is pretty easy and not very far. This was well worth the time to visit.

Thank irawine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a blast visiting this lighthouse! The views all around were immaculately gorgeous, but honestly my favorite part was stopping along the hike and reading up on the history of the lighthouse. They have a cute little gift shop and the old lighthouse keeper's house is now a bed and breakfast! How cute is that?!?! It's not too hard of a hike either. There was an 80 year old couple that was hiking right behind us and they made it just fine! We brought our dog to the top so that was fun as well! The view from the top is incredible. Overall we had such a fun time! I would recommend =)

Thank 927mariahp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the uphill walk to the lighthouse. It's not that far and unless you're in horrible physical shape, the hike to it shouldn't be an issue. My friends and I paid the $5 fee for the park entrance and ended up taking the official tour of the lighthouse. It is worth it if you would like to learn the history of the area and how the lighthouse actually works. The public is no longer allowed to go to the top of the lighthouse, but you still get to see a couple of the rooms on the main floor.

As you are walking up to the lighthouse, you will pass a big white house which now operates as a B&B. I wish I had known that because I would have tried to book a room there. Fantastic views from the hillside and from what I understand, a 7 course meal for breakfast. This house used to be the home of the original caretakers for the light house.

The entire beach area surrounding this lighthouse is beautiful and a great way to spend an afternoon with a picnic.

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