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“Gorgeous Lighthouse”

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.
Richmond, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Lighthouse”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Took geat pictures from the road just around the bend form lighthouse. Came back the next moring and walked to lighthouse. Took way to many pictures - from side, trail up to LH and from trail above the LH with view of sea

Visited August 2013
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lighthouse”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The lighthouse is very beautiful and accessible for walkers. The best advice I can give is to not go in July to Mid-August as the flies are horrendous. The sea lions and gulls gather on the rocks in the cove nearby and the flies are attracted to...well, you get the point. We were going to go into the lighthouse but the 40 minute wait was just too much with the flies being all over our bodies- seriously. The lightkeeper's house is a great attraction and also serves as a bed and breakfast. The docent told us that the flies are only there during July and part of August. I still loved it though and would go back.

Visited August 2013
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Ord, Nebraska
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Oregon Lighthouse Road Trip”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

A beautiful place on the Oregon Coast for whale watching and learning a little about Oregon's lighthouse history. The fabulous beach is a great place to take the family for a picnic and fun.

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Reward at the end”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I liked this hike a lot but it is a bit more strenuous due to the inclines and not always proper trails. However if you wear closed toe shows you will be fine. Rewarding is when you finally reach the Lighthouse and have an astonishing view over the coastline, the lighthouse, the ocean, birds and forest. It is so beautiful. Plan for an hour or two because the distance on the trailhead sign is only one way.

Visited August 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful side trip”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The lighthouse has been painstakingly preserved and is in the most lovely spot. From the parking lot to the lighthouse is a half-mile uphill walk, and well worth it. The view of the ocean and beach from the area in front of the lighthouse is fantastic. There is a tour of the building...don't miss it.

Visited September 2013
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