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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  • Attractive headland with nesting seabirds - Common Murres if you are American, Guillemots if UK. And Pigeon guillemots. But Gray Whales close inshore were what we hoped for and what we got. excellent ...  more »
  • Yes there is a $7 park fee unless you have the National Parks pass. Adequate parking and they have restrooms. Wheel chair accessible (grounds, not up to the top of lighthouse or beach). There isn’t an...  more »
  • Whether we come fo whale watching or waking down to the tide pools. Always a treat and awesome experience. Must see in Newport.  more »
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