Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport

4.6
#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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  • What a gorgeous place! We always visit on our trips to Newport. So sad the gift shop closed. We always bought something to help support the conservation of this lovely place. But we still were able to...  more »
  • Pretty short easy hike up tot he most photographed light house. Light was closed due to construction so you couldn’t enter. Still worth the hike up. Great views.  more »
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  • This lighthouse and park was really well taken care of. The stair system down to the Cobble Beach was so well made. Tide pool were beautiful with a volunteer and park staff helping to identify see creatures. Cobble Beach was hard to walk on but even if you can't get onto the beach the view from the top of the stairs is gorgeous. Close parking is limited so it just a short jaunt on paved path from the interpretive center, which is nice.
  • Another beautiful scene around every bend. Lots of hiking trails and things to see. You can just run in and see the lighthouse, or spend half a day exploring tide pools and such. $7 for a carload to get in. Walk in for free. A Coast Pass for $35 gets you into 16 different places on the coast for a whole year. The $7 is worth it, though. You won't be disappointed.

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