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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

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Beautiful area

Great views with a cool lighthouse. I recommend the walk up to Salal Hill for even better views... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newtown, PA
Tide Pools were AMAZING. No getting in the lighthouse without a tour.

We arrived and found that this area is federally managed (not state managed). That was music to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lyons, Colorado
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“cobble beach”(109 reviews)
From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean...more
750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365-1347
+1 541-574-3100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great views with a cool lighthouse. I recommend the walk up to Salal Hill for even better views. The tide pools were disappointing for us. Only saw one starfish, we were told there has been a disease going around, very sad. However, the following day...More

Thank relayer
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived and found that this area is federally managed (not state managed). That was music to our ears because we were able to get in for free with our 4th grader Every Kid in a Park pass. If you have a 4th grader and...More

Thank beartrax79
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is such an amazing place! Great walking trails and amazing views. If you have a "geezer pass" for the national parks, it also lets you in here. Score!

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing view location. Make sure you visit the tide pool during low tides. The entry fee is $7. Saw a few whales

Thank lecuru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place, with whales frolicking in the water near the lighthouse with their young calves. This stop is so worth it!!

Thank DroolieK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of whale watching opportunities as well as bird watching. There are well maintained trails and stairs to get you all around the views of the ocean and wildlife.

Thank Patty K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours here at the lighthouse and the nearby beach. It's typical of the Oregon Coast - just breathtakingly beautiful. A must see!

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor centre had plenty of background information. There is plenty of car parking there, but much more limited space at the light house, so we walked there (Not far, and wonderful views along the way). There were grey whales surfacing around the headland which...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sound of the surf at Cobble Beach...wow! Explore! So glad we stopped by. Make an appointment to go into the lighthouse

1  Thank Sue N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Yaquina Head with a family group. One of the group had serious mobility issues, and when you drive in to the lighthouse area you are routed to the information center building, by orange cones in the street. We thought we had to park...More

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20 June 2017|
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Response from 89kathy | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have plenty of parking even for your van
20 July 2016|
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Response from YaquinaHeadStaff | Property representative |
There is a $7/vehicle fee to enter the Park unless you already have a federal park pass. Tours of the lighthouse are offered that allow you to climb to the top. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis by... More