Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

yaquina bay lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse: One of the few lighthouses built with the light-keeper’s quarters in the same building. For more information, click here: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was restored by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with an official relighting ceremony by the US Coast Guard in 1996. The light shines from dusk to dawn (and sometimes on dark days because it is controlled by a photocell). The light towers 161 feet above sea level.

Inside the lighthouse, two flights of stairs lead to the watch room. The lantern room is not open to the public. The basement is open to the public and features a video about the lighthouse. An Interpretive Store offers many educational items about lighthouses and the surrounding coastal habitat.

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photo by Martin Warner; featured photo courtesy of Newport Chamber