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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, Oregon 97365 USA

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“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.

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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

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Travel Oregon

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  • 5,385 Reviews
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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.

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