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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

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A Majestic Lighthouse

We visited this lighthouse before sunset. Although we were past visiting hours for the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joan C
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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Arrive early to get your spot on the tour

There is 45 minute tour given by someone in a period costume that gives you history of the early... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chip144
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Gilroy, California
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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
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750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365-1347
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this lighthouse before sunset. Although we were past visiting hours for the lighthouse, we were able to drive rather close then get out and take pictures. The views from the top were beautiful and we even saw a whale in the distance. We...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is 45 minute tour given by someone in a period costume that gives you history of the early light keepers and you get to up the tower. There are only 16 slots per hour that are allowed per tour that you get at the...More

1  Thank Chip144
Reviewed 3 days ago

The views here were incredible and there were lots of whales, so that was cool. But the flies were unbelievable. We would have spent more time here, but just couldn't take the flies.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The lighthouse is a beautiful historic landmark that everyone who sees it will respect its' historic use. The tidepools are wonderful, but you need to be in good health to take the stairs down to the beach. The only pain are the flies!!! They coat...More

Thank jelaws1163
Reviewed 5 days ago

Standing on the bluff near the lighthouse you could see so many whales. Also, at the visitors center there is a pair of Peregrin falcons nesting. Maybe you will be lucky enough to spot some of the family.

1  Thank leavingagain14
Reviewed 6 days ago

When we visited in June, there were these yellow flowers that were blooming. It's a beautiful area! This was the first place I saw whale blow holes! So make sure to look out in the ocean! I was so excited! We didn't go inside but...More

1  Thank Gina W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could spend all day at this park and feel I still didn't get to see it all. It's an excellent place to take the kids with its wide open spaces. And just the place to let them release all their bent up energy from...More

Thank chaplainmaryjane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly breathtaking attraction....it’s nature itself. There’s a good chance you’ll see whales and harbor seals here. We did! It looked like the beach and tide pools were a big draw for the younger and more agile crowds. Bring your camera....you won’t know...More

1  Thank Ashford817
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a beautiful park. I saw whales! I was so excited. I haven’t ever seen them in the wild before. The coast line here is exceptional and the was a great cove that had some nice views of the water. Totally recommend the park....More

2  Thank daffytulip
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was great, she stayed in character for the entire tour and was very interesting. Whale watching from the decks behind the lighthouse was fantastic too.

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gsaljeff
20 June 2017|
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Response from 89kathy | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have plenty of parking even for your van
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susandK1436ZW
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
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