Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Newport

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Extending from the Oregon coast into the Pacific Ocean, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area houses the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast. The lighthouse has been in operation for over 140 years. Admire the views of Newport and the coast, and explore the tide pools and the beach while watching for harbor seals. If you're lucky, you may be able to catch a glimpse of gray whales on their annual migration. The only way to gain access to the historical lighthouse is through a brief free tour. A visit to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newport trip planning site to plot your vacation.
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  • My family likes to travel to Oregon to visit relatives and vacation every year or so. A few days at the coast and a visit to Newport are always on the agenda. This summer (2020) the area was closed....  more »
  • We were driving through on a very windy day- almost needed weights in my pockets to stay grounded however it was a beautiful view. I would recommend going ay low tide I order to see the tide pools...  more »

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