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Heceta Head Lighthouse

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Address: 92072 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-8234
Phone Number: +1 541-347-3416
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Beautiful and remote lighthouse.

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Nice Walk to the Lighthouse

We enjoyed the walk to the lighthouse. It is not difficult and the view was wonderful. It is a very picturesque light house that has been photographed many times. Enjoyable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We parked in overflow as the main parking was ridiculously backed up. Walked up to the lighthouse, then turned around. Personally I think there are many other areas with much better views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed the walk to the lighthouse. It is not difficult and the view was wonderful. It is a very picturesque light house that has been photographed many times. Enjoyable time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

During our family of 6 vacation to the Oregon coast we hiked the 3 mile Heceta Lighthouse trail beginning from the Carl Washburn campground. The hike was all up hill on the way to the lighthouse and required some good endurance. The trail conditions were fantastic and the scenery was outstanding. Once at the lighthouse we went on a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Although we have not gone all the way to the lighthouse yet, this is our favorite beach to explore in Oregon. There is soft sand for playing in, but then there are also lots of big rocks to walk out on and discover tide pools. There are multiple caves. Beautiful scenery with rocks, trees, bridge, lighthouse. Great hiking trails to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

After our visit to Cape Perpetua we decided to continue our drive south to the lighthouse. There's a lovely beach/cove and picnic area before the short mile walk to the lighthouse. The uphill climb is gentle, and the scenery on the way up provides plenty of (legitimate) reasons to rest along the way! When we went the light was under... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse is very pretty. I highly recommend people who love to take photos to visit. It was late by the time we arrived, so we were not able to take the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We really enjoyed hiking up to this amazing lighthouse. What a view! The guides gave us a lot of historical information about the lighthouse which was very interesting.

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Being able to actually learn the history of the lighthouse and walk through the lighthouse keepers home and the actual lighthouse is amazing! It's a bit of a walk to get to it but you might see some whales and sea lions on the way up. To go through the lighthouse is by donation I'm pretty sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

What beautiful views from atop this Lighthouse. This was by far the nicest lighthouse of the ones I visited. Nice trail leading up and a nice beach to take a walk on.

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful Scenic & photographic area. Most photographed lighthouse on the coast. Overlooks nice beach

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