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Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365-1347
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This is a very charming little house with the light house. The light house is not accessible to the... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Bend, Oregon
Worth the Stop

Run by a volunteer staff, the tour is free but they will accept donations. Good overview of how our... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Natchez, Louisiana
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Nineteenth-century lighthouse is one of a few on the Pacific coast that was built with the light-keeper's quarters in the same building.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365-1347
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a very charming little house with the light house. The light house is not accessible to the top, but has a little muesli throughout the house. Stunning views and you can get to the beach from here but it is a little ways.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Run by a volunteer staff, the tour is free but they will accept donations. Good overview of how our government works, as this lighthouse was in service only three years before another was built and this one was placed out of service.

Thank Bigmeaux56
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Entry is free, however they do request donations....they have done an excellent job with showing the lighthouse as is was when it would have been manned by a lightkeeper and his family. Small but cute gift shop. The volunteer at the entry was an older...More

Thank valeries237
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We didnt know what to expect when we started up the road. What a pleasant surprise. The interpretive center was fun to visit and had lots of information. The cliffs next to the center has Perrigren Falcons with a nest and 3 babies. We heard...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Easy to locate, plenty of parking spaces, right next to the parking lot. This wooden lighthouse is an easy stop for us as we tried to see as many lighthouses as possible on our last road trip. I believe this is the only lighthouse in...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this one on your lighthouse tour of the west coast! It seems there is, or at least should be, so much more to this lighthouse historically speaking. It is VERY old, and by that merit alone, I love it! But the sad fact...More

Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great venue that is a scenic as it is educational. Lots of walking, but very easy to do. It was a worthwhile thing to Visit.

Thank PJJ33
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse shows how far sightedness can go. After it was shutdown the town folk got together to save this beautiful place and a fine job they did. Volunteers were very interesting to visit with and this was the easiest one to get to yet....More

Thank Roy P
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Love this lighthouse as it's easy to get to and free. The view is nice and its historical feel. An easy place to sightsee and a must stop.

Thank Karlina C
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was only in operation for a short period of time before being abandoned as a lighthouse. The building has undergone restoration and has been furnished with period pieces. Entrance to lighthouse is free, but donations are gladly accepted. The historical society has...More

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Response from CaboSisters | Reviewed this property |
There is a link for reserving time for the tours. There is no cost per se for the tour after the $7/car fee for park entry. Please do internet search for Yaquina Head lighthouse tours. Site won't let me post directly for... More
Kathy F
26 July 2015|
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Response from Kevin N | Reviewed this property |
It says open daily on their web site but it would be hard to believe that it is open in Christmas. It appears it would be open during the rest of break.