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Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport

#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Oregon Coast
Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
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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  • Glad we made the trip - great views and hiking trail to get to the lighthouse. The OR coast trip turned into a lighthouse tour after visiting here.  more »
  • We stopped by during our most recent visit to Newport. Unfortunately, they're not presently giving tours due to Covid. (We greatly enjoyed the guided tour on our first visit to Newport in 2012...  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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