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Oregon Coast – Heceta Head Lighthouse

October 16th, 2009
Heceta Head Lighthouse from HWY 101

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 “Umpqua River” lighthouse located just south of the beautiful city of Reedsport Oregon.

~ Thanks & have fun AT THE BEACH!

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