It’s true… They’ve opened the lighthouse to the public!
One mile north of Newport, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse has been a beacon to shipping since 1873. It is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon and now has been opened by the park service.
Costumed employees invite visitors to climb the spiraling staircase all the way to the top where there is a fantastic view of the Oregon Coast. This is the type of view usually restricted to folks owning beachfront Oregon Coast real estate.
There is also a bird rookery and an interperative center located on Yaquina head. They recently started charging 5.00 per carload as an entry fee. But the views, the secret beach, the rookery, and above all the lighthouse, makes this the best bargain for sightseers on the central Oregon coast.