Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

750 Lighthouse Dr, Newport, Oregon 97365 USA

“Tallest Tower on the Oregon Coast!”

Yaquina Head ( ) is a headland extending into the Pacific Ocean north of Newport, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the site of the Yaquina Head Light, and is managed as Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area by the Bureau of Land Management. It is part of the National Landscape Conservation System, commonly known as the National Conservation Lands. The United States Congress named the headland an Outstanding Natural Area in 1980. The area's average elevation is above sea level. The headland is along U.S. Route 101, and is about west of Corvallis. Possible activities include hiking the area's five trails, each shorter than , near the ocean or through forests of Douglas fir and Sitka spruce. Other attractions include whale-watching, bird-watching, visiting the site's interpretive center, and touring the lighthouse.

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June 17, 2015

Jutting into the Pacific Ocean, this harsh, unforgiving environment hosts many forms of life. Harbor seals and whales are visible offshore year-round. In spring and summer, thousands of seabirds flock to the near-shore islands to breed and raise their you

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Joel Schat

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May 05, 2014

Worth it for sure! State park pass doesn't cound here but its only 7 $$ and is pretty amazing. Do the short hike up the hill and then down to the bay.

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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

750 Lighthouse Dr
Newport, Oregon
97365 USA

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