Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Newport

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#2 of 14 in Wildlife in Oregon Coast
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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  • Very nice place to stop at or to take a few short hikes. The lighthouse tours starts at the park headquarters a mile before the Yaquina Head.  more »
  • The waves were tremendous. Enjoyed exploring several areas near the lighthouse--saw the seals but were not lucky enough to spot a whale!  more »
  • This site was a surprise. Very interesting and informative. We spent time at the visitor center, the light house and cobble stone beach/tide pools. The guide at the light house was dressed in period c...  more »

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