The lighhouse is located approximately 14 miles South of Yachats at Devil's Elbow State Park, which is a popular beach and picnic area. Heceta Head Lighthouse is purported to be one of the most photographed lighthouses in America, and one understands why when taking in the view of the Lighthouse from the headland just South of the Heceta Head. A trail leads to the Heceta Head Lighthouse an Oregon Coast Lighthouse and the Queen Anne style keeper's house. Rocks offshore and headlands provide numerous seabird-nesting sites. For birders this is a great place for viewing, so bring binoculars. The views from the lighthouse are outstanding. For information regarding fees, tours, and hours of operation call 541-547-3416 or consult their website below.
Located approximately 3 miles North of Newport this 93-foot-high tower is Oregon's tallest and second oldest continuously operating lighthouse. The lighthouse was illuminated in 1873 and still serves as aid to navigation along the coast. The lighthouse stands on Yaquina Head, which is an outstanding natural area to view nesting seabirds and whales during migration season. Trails lead to a cobble beach and wheelchair accessible tidepools. For information regarding fees, tours, and hours of operation call 541-574-3100 or consult their website below.
This light station is located right on Yaquina Bay at the North end of Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport. It was built in 1871. It is the only such facility with a combined keeper's dwelling and light tower. Replaced in 1874 with Yaquina Head Lighthouse, it is now maintained as an historic exhibit. It is now operating as a privately maintained aid to navigation by the U.S. Coast Guard. Open as a museum daily, except for holidays. For more information regarding fees, tours, and hours of operation visit the website below.