Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence

Projecting the strongest light on the Oregon coast, Heceta Head Lighthouse is part of a state park. Perched on a small peninsula with boulders that act as natural wave breakers, the lighthouse is a beacon for many seafarers. From the building's deck, you can see land that is thick with fir trees, making a striking contrast with the deep blue water. Tours begin on the first floor of the keeper's quarters and end on the deck of the lighthouse. Tours are free, donations are welcome, and parking requires a per-vehicle fee. Consider taking an extra day to tour the area so you can stay a night at the inn inside the keeper's quarters. Take a look at our Florence tour itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Heceta Head Lighthouse and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A lovely little walk up to the lighthouse with gorgeous views from above! An easy and great stop along the way during our road trip.  more »
  • In many Oregon Coast visits over decades, I somehow missed this gem. Just south of the Sea Lion Caves, this place has a rocky beach and a stellar lighthouse. There's a gift shop on the way up the 1/2....  more »
  • Take the time to hike from the parking lot up to the lighthouse. It is a beautiful hike with views of the water, wildlife, and forest. Stop and see the the Lightkeeper's house on the way up. The...  more »

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