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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  • Another beautiful gem - just hard to get to... We took pictures from the beach. Don't miss it. Hike up if you can.  more »
  • You will not regret stopping here, the beach is great for finding little treasures like Sand Dollars and agates and to tour the lighthouse is always my favorite. I have been going over here for many, ...  more »
  • We just happened to wander to the Lighthouse Keepers house just as the 11:00 tour was starting. I enjoyed the pictures and narrative of the history of this lighthouse. The views are wonderful. Note to...  more »
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  • Beautiful! If you are in fair shape the half mile hike up to the light house is super. wide level path, good for families. amazing views. gift shop at keepers house. Take the steps path up a few more switchbacks to get an up close view of the lens -- level with it, about 25' away. You can see the colors in the prisms.
  • About a half mile hike to the lighthouse but with the hike. Gradual incline to it so ok for older folks to hike up to. Super nice park volunteers walking around who will give you some great history.
  • Nice hike and beautiful views of the ocean. We wish we could have looked in the lighthouse but it was closed. Worth the hike though!
  • Closed for repairs on the inside, but the grounds and outside were fabulous. Live this. Lighthouse. It's small and very quaint. The park staff were wonderful.
  • Fantastic views, friendly people and helpful volunteers to guide you through the area. I believe parking was +/- $5 (worth it). It's a really great photo op place.
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