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Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport

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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. 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • The museum is interesting, you get to learn about the history of the lighthouse and the ecosystem with all the wildlife. The view at the lighthouse is spectacular. During the right seasons, you can see tons of gray whales, seals and birds. This visit we saw a mated pair of peregrine falcons just up the cliff side. A walk down the nearby stairs sends you to a beautiful cobblestone beach. The black polished stones are not only unique but they make a mesmerizing sound as the waves roll them. I go here every time I pass through!
  • Some of the buildings were closed because of covid. There was no interest free because of that.

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