Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport

#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Oregon Coast
Built in 1871, Yaquina Head Lighthouse is Oregon's only wooden lighthouse that's still standing and fully operational. Although it initially was in service for only three years, it was re-lit in 1996. Today its lights are visible from a distance of nearly 10 km (6 mi). Take a self-guided or organized tour of the lighthouse to see it from the inside, including the watch room and basement, where you can view an informative video. A store offers educational items about lighthouses and coastal habitats. Guided tours must be reserved at the interpretive center, and space is limited. Plan a Newport trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The $7 entrance fee is good for 3-days! We used the same parking stub for several other places we vivited this weekend. The story of how they got materials for the build was interesting. They...  more »
  • Have you ever seen a black cobblestone beach or sea stars in brilliant orange and purple, sea anemones, mollusks? Head to Yaquina Bay natural area to experience the colorful underwater world of the...  more »
  • The views around the light house are breath taking and the tour is not too bad either. The real star is the scenery which is just amazing...a full 360 view that is pretty unobstructed. You can see miles down the shoreline both north and south as well as seeing the beautiful ocean in all its green-bluish hues, pine tree and beach grass covered cliffs. A truly enjoyable natural wonders abound in this area. Well worth the time and visit!
  • Beautiful views up and down the coast! Tours available inside the lighthouse although we arrived too late. Last tour is 4:00 p.m. Picturesque lighthouse. Rocks filled with birds nearby. Hiking trails. But the best part is the grey whales swimming just offshore.

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