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“Easy access, beautiful view”

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Spectacular ocean view, beautiful lighthouse and very easy access. Very short walk on a nice paved walkway. They say this is very popular for whale watching but we were there at the wrong time of year :(. Definately recommend this stop as you can spend less than 30 minutes if you are in a hurry or hang around a while watching wildlife!

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stumbled upon this little park because we missed a turn, and it was great! The lighthouse itself hasn't been in operation for a long time, but they have made it into a museum with self-guided tour. The overlook and beach are great too. The tour is free and there is a cute little giftshop too.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Recommend you take a tour of the lighthouse. During our visit in September, the free tours were available from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, but they did close down the tours when the winds reached 50mph! Wonderful experience for us adults and would be good for kids too! The BLM folks were excellent at both the Visitor Center and at the Lighthouse

Thank DALA57
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Lighthouses are not all that exciting for us, but after walking down the paved road past the light house to look out over the water, we were very happy to see a dozen sea lions on the rocks below. Made for some great pictures using a telephoto lens.

Note also: Yaquina Bay is free, unlike the $7 charge to see Yaquina Head.

Thank T6D3
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

My husband and I love Lighthouses, as a matter of fact, we both are volunteers with the Grays Harbor Light house in Westport, WA.
On this trip we visited 5 light houses on the Oregon Coast, and learned a lot at each location, that is going to be very helpful with the plan to restore our Lighthouse here in Westport, WA

Thank Marigupen
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