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Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area, Florence
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Projecting the strongest light on the Oregon coast, Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area 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. Arrange your visit to Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area and discover more family-friendly attractions in Florence using our Florence itinerary maker.
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  • We just drove up to the lighthouse, and the view from the highway on a cloudy rainy day was still somewhat impressive. 
  • The walk up to the lighthouse is a bit of a challenge. It is a steep walk. Once we were up there the lighthouse was tiny. I have had the opportunity to tour about 15 lighthouses over the years and I w...  more »
  • What a great hike out! Beautiful trail through the woods with views here and there to give you a rest if you need it. The end result was the lighthouse and view from the cliff! Wow! 
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  • It was a beautiful view, but the lighthouse itself was inaccessible when we were there. With the lighthouse closed, there's not much to do except look at the lighthouse and the parking lot. But it is a good view.
  • This place is beautiful and right on the beach. My wife and I go here nearly every time we are in Florence. Might be a good place for a date.
  • An easy half mile uphill ocean-view walk led to this beautiful landmark where a funny and knowledgeable tour guide took us inside the lighthouse (but not to the top).
  • Beautiful location - watched a pod of whales breaching just off the coast. Absolutely lovely!
  • One of the most beautiful spots on the Oregon coast. If you pass through at night, take the hike up to the lighthouse and see it in action.