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Learn the history and see the sights. An Oregon Coast experience not to miss!

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874. It was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996.

It is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse has been restored as a working lighthouse and an aid to navigation by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of many people and agencies, including Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses.
Location: Newport, Oregon
Phone: 541-265-5679
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Have you ever climbed the stairs of a lighthouse? Wondered what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper? Viewed a working Fresnel lens? Have you thought about what it took to provide fresh food for a family in a remote coastal location such as Yaquina Head?

We invite you to visit the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, where these questions and more will be answered. You might tour this historic structure, or you might just stand and savor the majesty of Oregonís tallest lighthouse.

The 93 foot tower is located on a narrow point of land jutting due west nearly 1 mile into the Pacific Ocean north of Newport, at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

Winds and rain have buffeted this lighthouse since its beginning in 1872. It took approximately one year, and over 370,000 bricks to construct Oregonís tallest lighthouse.
Location: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-265-5679
Cleft of the Rock

Cleft of the Rock

A privately-owned lighthouse, Cleft of the Rock was built in 1976 by Jim Gibbs, former keeper of Tillamook Rock. The structure, built on a cliff 110 feet above the Pacific, is a replica of the Fiddle Reef Lighthouse on Vancouver Island. Cleft of the Rock is closed to the public, but can be seen from Highway 101 or the Amanda Trail south of Yachats.

Not open to the public
Location: 1249 US-101, Yachats, OR 97498