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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse


The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is located just north of downtown Newport. The lighthouse was first constructed in 1873. The location is visited by thousands of visitors every year. There is a visitor interpretive center that is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

The Tower is 93 feet tall and is the tallest of the lighthouse towers along the Oregon coast. It stands 162 feet above sea level. The light can be seen for 19 miles out to sea. The lighthouse was fully automated in 1966. Today, the lighthouse shines 24 hours a day.

There is ample parking, and with a multitude of sea birds, this area is also considered a prime location for bird watching and whale watching along the Oregon coast. Located just south of the lighthouse, the tide pools where seaweeds, sea stars, hermit crabs, purple urchins, and anemones can be seen, is open to the public during daylight hours.


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