4.1
9 votes

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, Oregon 97365 USA

Remove Ads

“A decommissioned lighthouse turned museum”

Yaquina Bay lighthouse was built in 1871, but is no longer in use today. Due to this, a few ghost stories have been told about this particular lighthouse. Visitors can tour the lighthouse itself, as well as a gift shop in its basement and its antique period furniture. Yaquina Bay State Park is located in Newport at the north end of Yaquina Bay near its outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The bluff is forested with spruce and pine, but the real star is the historic lighthouse. The lighthouse -- later used as a Coast Guard Lifeboat Station -- has been restored and is open to the public. Attractions nearby include the historic Newport bayfront, Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
Nick

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 29, 2015
Rated 4.0

Nice place. Pretty scenery. Be aware it's a whole half mile hike to the lighthouse from the parking lot.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LarisaZ

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 31, 2014

There are two lighthouses in Newport, Yaquina Bay and Yaquina Head. The photo on this page is Yaquina Bay, and the entry is confusing for not clearly separating the two locations, which are miles apart and both worth visiting.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
KellyARoja

  • 51 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 18, 2019
Rated 1.0

Looked so promising oh so promising. right off the turn from the highway there's a stand that tells you you have to pay just to get in to go see the lighthouse. this wasn't too bad it's only $7 but it's kind of upsetting you have to pay money to go see something that's on the coast. 2 minutes down the road from where you pay your entrance fee there's a sign directing you two or three gift shop you're not allowed to continue driving without pulling into the parking lot and going in front of the gift shop. you're then told that if you want to see the lighthouse you have to pay $20 and get a tour from them only during certain times of the day.when we told them we didn't want it to or we just want to take pictures of the lighthouse they let us go down to it but you're not allowed to get any closer than a hundred and fifty feet away from the base of the lighthouse. we were also set to go down to cobble beach unfortunately we didn't know there was a massive amount of stairs from or they let you park at a lighthouse to get down to cobble beach. we had a handicapped person in our party and we were told that it was handicapped-accessible unfortunately we could not make it down there due to this reason. All in all very disappointed on how this is handled would not recommend you go there unless you spending a long time either 2 to 3 hours being at this location.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Travel Oregon

  • Expert
  • 5,385 Reviews
  • 2,180 Helpful
June 17, 2015

Yaquina Head has the tallest tower on the Oregon Coast, and stands at 162 feet above sea level. This is the only lighthouse in Oregon with a marble floor. Yaquina Head is open to the public, and surrounded by the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

NW Lighthouse Dr
Newport, Oregon
97365 USA

Hours not available

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

Own or Manage This Location?

Claim this listing to keep your
information up to date.

Claim Listing
Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Newport, Oregon
Newport, Oregon
FastBook
$$$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Newport, Oregon
FastBook

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Newport, Oregon
Remove Ads
44976