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Oregon Coast - Heceta Head Lighthouse

January 10, 2009

Categories: Florence | Oregon Coast Lighthouses | Waldport | Yachats

Tags: Florence | Oregon Coast Lighthouses | Waldport | Yachats

Heceta Head Lighthouse from HWY 101

We have  started in the north and we're working our way south... exploring the Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast. Up to this point our lighthouse tour has included Tillamook Head, Cape Meares, Yaquina Head and the Yaquina Bay lighthouses.

Our next   stop...   "Heceta Head" lighthouse, located between the cities of Yachats & Waldport which are to the north, and Florence to the south.  Plenty of    ocean view  vacation  getaway  options can be found between these  cities... Yachats  offers vacation rentals  with views of  the beautiful rocky coastline...  Waldport which is close by has beach front & bay view rentals...  Florence  offers new bayfront condos...  and be sure to check out this ocean view home  Heceta House   if you are traveling with a family.

Heceta Head lighthouse is located in Heceta Head State Park  in a cove, at the mouth of Cape Creek.   The park offers stunning views of the lighthouse with the Pacific Ocean in the background. You will soon see why it's one of the most photographed lighthouses on the Oregon Coast!

The Heceta  Head lighthouse was illuminated in 1894 and sits on the west side of the 1000 foot high Heceta Head.   It stands  205 feet above sea level with its light on top of a 56 foot high tower. With a first order Fresnel lens containing eight panels and 640 prisms 2 inches thick, this lighthouse has the distinction of having the strongest light on the Oregon Coast which can be seen 21 miles out to sea.

The next stop in our adventure... the €œUmpqua River € lighthouse located just south of the beautiful city of Reedsport Oregon.

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