Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence

4.6
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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  • You have to pay a $5 day use fee to park. Some people have complained in their reviews about this. Come on folks, it's $5 and it supports the maintenance of the beach park including the lighthouse. Ge...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this visit to the Heceta lighthouse. We attended the tour at the lighthouse and the house. The information was contradictory but we appreciated the docents time and love of each plac...  more »
  • The lighthouse is breathtaking. One of the most beautiful in the country. Not to be missed. If you have time, make sure to take the wal up to see the light keeper cottage. It is reported to be haunted...  more »
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  • This location has easy parking access with trailer parking, and easy return to the highway north or south. There is a public bathroom at the lower parking lot and a portable near the lighthouse (.5 mile walk), the path itself is a short packed gravel walk with a bit of an incline. As for access to the waters edge from your car, it is a short walk as well. Walking to the lighthouse could be considered steep. I would not want to push a wheelchair up the incline even though it may be possible to do so. Overall this is a good place to just stretch your legs and see some great views or do a little more adventuring into your surroundings. If heading towards Florence with the sun setting there is a turnout for good pictures on the way back with miles of dunes to photograph - don't miss it! If this review helped you please give me a thumbs up - enjoy the Oregon coast
  • This is by far the most beautiful park I have been to. Sea caves, star fish, beautiful 360 views. The little gift shop is adorable as well and had a lot of options to chose from. There is a parking fee but it gets you into the park all day, so you can always leave and come back later.
  • Prettiest lighthouse we visited along the coast!!! There’s a one mile round trip “hike” to the lighthouse but well worth it! There were people working for the state of Oregon up at the lighthouse with a spotting scope to look at seals for free. The keepers house is just a little ways down the trail but not open for tours. There was a trail that went above the lighthouse as well so you can get some nice pictures with the ocean as a backdrop. The tour guide of the lighthouse was very knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions!
  • Lot's to see and do here in addition to the light house. The beach is very nice. The bridge over the little Creek is absolutely beautiful. The light keeper's house is darling. Then there is the light house AND the views are amazing. Well worth the short hike.
  • This was a great place to stop for a few hours. They even have summer tour guides. We went to 2 light houses in the area and this one was the best! Everything is being taken care of nicely! Plus I see you can stay at the Keeper's house as a bed and breakfast. Nice hike to the light house for the whole family.
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