Discover Lighthouses Near Newport Oregon
Lighthouses are majestic sentinels that mark the coastline and are sought out for their quiet beauty by tourists and locals alike. Along the Oregon Coast, there are 11 total lighthouses. Two of them are private and utilized by the U.S. Coast Guard. Of the remaining 9, 7 of them are still in operation and open to the public, and a couple of them are right here in Newport. Come stay at our beachfront Bed and Breakfast, and discover the historical importance of these beautiful guiding lights this summer. Book your room today!
Lighthouses in Newport, Oregon
Newport is home to two beautiful lighthouses, both of which are open to the public. They are the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. At the mouth of the Yaquina River, you’ll find the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is thought to be the oldest structure in Newport and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It’s also the only lighthouse along Oregon’s Coast that has living quarters attached, and the only guiding light built entirely of wood that is still standing. The lighthouse is open to the public every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. It was decommissioned after a short 3 years when the Yaquina Head Lighthouse was built up the coast a few miles.
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse stands a majestic 93 feet tall, making it the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. The lighthouse was originally named the Cape Foulweather Light at Yaquina Point, and still has its original Fresnel Lens, which came from France in 1868. Today, the lighthouse stands on a 100-acre property known as the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, which is home to a variety of tidepools, wildlife–including nesting bald eagles and other birds–and walking trails to enjoy. You can even walk there from our Inn along the beach, as it’s only 1.3 miles away. There is an entry fee into the parking area, but the $7.00 vehicle free is valid as a 3-day pass, and can be used as other parks in the area. Tours of this lighthouse are operated daily from July – September. Tickets can be purchased up to 90 days in advance ($1), or you can get a timed-pass the day of your visit for free.
Spend the remainder of your day relaxing by an open wood fire, taking in a breathtaking sunset from our beachfront Bed and Breakfast. Book your room at our Oregon Bed and Breakfast today!