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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

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Beautiful views!

My favorite part of our trip was visiting the lighthouse! We went on a guided tour and it was very... read more

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Amy P
Bend, Oregon
Lesson in lighthouse history

The BEST lighthouse around. You can participate in a tour by a light keeper dressed for the era and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean...more
750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365-1347
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Reviewed yesterday

My favorite part of our trip was visiting the lighthouse! We went on a guided tour and it was very interesting and fun for the kids too. We also were able to see a whale out in the water! So cool!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The BEST lighthouse around. You can participate in a tour by a light keeper dressed for the era and learn all about the history of this specific area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Down the road from a buffet restaurant with awesome views of surfers/ocean, fyi. This lighthouse has easy access and is great for families to spend a half hour. An easy turn off of 101, as you either enter or leave Newport.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MrsCfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside of Newport heading north you'll find the road to the lighthouse. Its managed by the wildlife commission or someone like that as you have to pay to enter. First stop on the way is the interperative centre explaining what a lighthouse is and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lonely old light house has great views of the coast, you can sign up for a tour in the information center, and also spend a good deal of time in there with the local history. There are some good hiking trails that lead down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Yaquina Head in order to view some critters in the tide pools at low tide, however, the water was higher than what one would expect and the little tide pools were not able to be viewed. The fog also rolled in and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yaquina Head is a wonderful Day Trip. We used our National Parks Senior card to enter the park. There is a great Visitor;s Center before reaching the lighthouse. On the day we first tried to visit, it was very foggy, which happens on the Oregon...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This national park has a museum (interpretive center), a historical lighthouse (tallest in Oregon) and a superior viewpoint to look out on the sea. Also if you choose, you can walk down to the beach and go tide pooling (which I am told where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured to checkout the Yaquina Light house area, we will definitely be going back. The waters are pristine, and natural area is just gorgeous, and hope people will keep it preserved ❤️I could easily spend all day there. We will definitely take kayaks there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great place to get up close to the lighthouses on the Oregon Coast. Beautiful views in every direction.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from 89kathy | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have plenty of parking even for your van
19 July 2016|
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Response from YaquinaHeadStaff | Property representative |
There is a $7/vehicle fee to enter the Park unless you already have a federal park pass. Tours of the lighthouse are offered that allow you to climb to the top. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis by... More