Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Newport

4.8
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Extending from the Oregon coast into the Pacific Ocean, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area houses the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The lighthouse has been in operation for over 140 years. Admire the views of Newport and the coast, and explore the tide pools and the beach while watching for harbor seals. If you're lucky, you may be able to catch a glimpse of gray whales on their annual migration. The only way to gain access to the historical lighthouse is through a brief free tour. A visit to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newport trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • It was a foggy day with limited visibility so not charged to enter. Less than 10 minute walk to lighthouse. Can’t go inside but fun little area to walk around. For us was good to stop, stretch our...  more »
  • What's not to like! It's outside & a bit of history. A little hike right now, roughly 1/2 mile round trip. Weather didn't cooperate day we were there, otherwise it would be beautiful.  more »

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