Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Newport

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Extending from the Oregon coast into the Pacific Ocean, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area houses the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The lighthouse has been in operation for over 140 years. Admire the views of Newport and the coast, and explore the tide pools and the beach while watching for harbor seals. If you're lucky, you may be able to catch a glimpse of gray whales on their annual migration. The only way to gain access to the historical lighthouse is through a brief free tour. A visit to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newport trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • The BEST lighthouse around. You can participate in a tour by a light keeper dressed for the era and learn all about the history of this specific area.  more »
  • Down the road from a buffet restaurant with awesome views of surfers/ocean, fyi. This lighthouse has easy access and is great for families to spend a half hour. An easy turn off of 101, as you either ...  more »
  • Just outside of Newport heading north you'll find the road to the lighthouse. Its managed by the wildlife commission or someone like that as you have to pay to enter. First stop on the way is the inte...  more »
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