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Heceta Head Lighthouse

92072 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8234
+1 541-347-3416
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Beautiful lighthouse on the Oregon Coast which is best viewed from an overlook about half a mile... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BSinPNS
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Pensacola, Florida
Crowded on Father's Day

Luckily we were here early before the parking filled up. We headed up to the lighthouse first... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MarianReader
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Mesa, Arizona
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Beautiful and remote lighthouse.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (89 reviews)
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92072 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8234
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+1 541-347-3416
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"light house"
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"bed and breakfast"
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"parking lot"
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"keeper's house"
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"oregon coast"
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"parking fee"
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"half mile walk"
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"fresnel lens"
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"short hike"
in 42 reviews
"up hill"
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"walk up"
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"a small gift shop"
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"beautiful view"
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"nice hike"
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"great history"
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful lighthouse on the Oregon Coast which is best viewed from an overlook about half a mile south of the light itself. There is a state park for which you must purchase a parking pass before exploring the many hiking/walking areas nearby.

Thank BSinPNS
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Luckily we were here early before the parking filled up. We headed up to the lighthouse first. The volunteers were very informative and we learned a lot about the lighthouse. Then we headed out to the beach and really enjoyed it. Definitely a must do...More

Thank MarianReader
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The view from the lighthouse grounds is beautiful , you will get a great panoramic view of the coast line. If you choose to take the lighthouse tour it is informative and the tour guides are well versed in the history of the lighthouse. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

So we heard this was a must stay at place and I’m going to say “i dint think so” You pay for the view. The hospitality is just not there The staff not very friendly and not friendly at all My firiend raved about the...More

Thank Jwilltellu
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful view and great stop along the Oregon coast. You can't go in the lighthouse but just walking around and seeing the area/views is great. Lots of great photos.

Thank jdlakeshore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Tour and you will absolutely thank yourself for visiting, taking pictures, and videotaping the breathtaking panoramic views...and consider making reservations at the B&B ahead of time prior to your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park volunteer said that visitors can no longer go into the lighthouse. Nice half mile walk up a gravel trail though.

Thank Jaywing18
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous- and really the best way to see it is the viewpoint before (or I guess after, depending on which direction you are driving from) right off the highway. We did go down the bottom and park. There is almost no view at all of...More

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great stop. It is $5 to park. SO before you stop here...stop by Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Go inside and get the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport FIRST! It is $10 for a bunch of different places along the coast in a five...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike up to lighthouse. Volunteer docents very good with giving history of lighthouse. Picturesque and scenic ocean views. Bring binoculars to view birds and sealions.

Thank Jean M
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anderekerson
18 May 2018|
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Response from NikkiN777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe the trail is always open. It is a fair hike up there. The trail isn't really steep, but it does ascend about 1/2 mile in a fairly short distance. The view is well worth it, though, if you can handle the... More
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Andrea H
9 January 2018|
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Response from Terry H | Reviewed this property |
I would expect not but the views and sounds of the ocean should be enough to keep you engaged.
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JimandMarty
16 September 2017|
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Response from 4mr1811 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot. The exit from Hwy. 101 is well marked. Park in the lot (restrooms and picnic area available) and walk the path up to the lighthouse. Both the lighthouse keeper's house and the actual lighthouse are... More
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