Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site near Newport, Oregon
Yaquina Bay State Park is located in Newport at the north end of Yaquina Bay, near its outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The bluff is forested with spruce and pine trees, and a large deck there provides views of Yaquina Bay and the Yaquina Bay Bridge. The west end of the park has parking and trails to reach the beach along the north Jetty.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is the only existing Oregon lighthouse that has attached living quarters and is also the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing. You can visit the lighthouse during these hours: 12 – 4 p.m., except on holidays. The building is closed to guests on Monday and Tuesday from October through February, though you’re welcome to explore the basement interpretive display with educational items and a video about the history of the lighthouse’s history.
Location in Newport, Oregon:
Visit the Central Oregon Coast!
Reviews of the Park
“One of my passions is lighthouses and the Coastline of Oregon is peppered with them. I saw quite a few of them on this trip. I loved them all! The Yakima Bay Bridge was an absolute marvel to look at, and I thought I caught it’s magnificence on film.”
J. Shaw Renner