Welcome to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Tidepool life, nature’s music and Oregon’s tallest lighthouse can all be enjoyed at Yaquina Head. The
100-acre site also includes an interpretive center, wildlife viewing, short trails and incredible views.
Know before you go
hours: Yaquina Head is open year-round; times vary by season.
lighthouse: Open only for ranger-led tours as staffing and weather permit.
fees: Passenger vehicles $7; buses $25/$50 depending on capacity. “National
Park and Federal Recreation Lands” and “Oregon Pacific Coast” passes are
accepted and available.
interpretive center: Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tidepools at Cobble Beach: View sea stars, anemones, urchins and more! Be
sure to check a local tide table for the best time to view tidepool creatures.
3.5 miles north of Newport,
off Hwy 101 on the central
Keep Yaquina Head Safe and Scenic
Cliffs and unstable areas abound. Walk on maintained paths and remain behind
fences and other barriers.
Waves and surf are unpredictable. Always keep an eye on the surf; keep small
children within arm’s reach.
Seals live here; stay 50 yards away and use soft voices.
Keep pets on a 6-foot leash and clean up waste. Pets are not permitted near
lighthouse, in buildings or in tidepool area.
Leave rocks, shells, flowers, sea life and other natural objects in place.
Kites, model airplanes and drones are not permitted.
point of interest
750 NW Lighthouse Drive
Newport, Oregon 97365
Peregrine falcons and thousands of seabirds raise
young at Yaquina Head. Chicks are often visible from
late spring through mid-summer. Whales may be
seen year-round. Bring binoculars for best viewing.