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“I love great lighthouses...this is one of the best (Aug, 2005)”

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Beautiful and remote lighthouse.
new orleans
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92 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“I love great lighthouses...this is one of the best (Aug, 2005)”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This attraction is on US hwy 101 near Florence, OR. As you approach from the south you should stop at the overlook about a mile away and take some pictures, lots of pictures. When you finally get to the lighthouse area there is a short walk to the lighthouse from the parking area. Great view from the area, as you are right next to the Pacific Ocean. The lighthouse itself is kinda short for a lighthouse (which means less steps to the top when you get inside...a plus). It is short because it is located on a cliff and therefore already pretty high up. There is also a B&B on the property, and while we did not stay there, I'm thinking you need to reserve well ahead of time. The B&B is said to be haunted so that may come into play on whether you want to stay there or not. But then again, lots of lighthouses are said to be haunted. We enjoyed this attraction a whole lot and I'm sure you will also. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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“Lighthouse and picnic area”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Without a doubt, one of the best ocean views from the top of the hill. Rain or shine, you can always get great photos of the lighthouse. If it's the right time of year, you can see whales passing by. Views from the gravel walk up the hill are delightful, and it's not too steep, with resting benches along the way. Guides are friendly, with tours going up into the lighthouse every 15 or 20 minutes. Groups are usually 5 or 6 people, so you have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Check the website for open/close times. Small parking fee if you don't have park pass. Restrooms are very clean. Afterward walk or drive under the bridge (east) to the stream-side picnic area.

Visited April 2014
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Chatsworth, Georgia
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132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Must See Stop !”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Be prepared for a little walk but once you get there it is beautiful. The volunteer staff were wonderful and accomodating. Please be aware they close at 3pm so plan to be there by 2 at the latest. The view is breathtaking. The walk up is lovely. So beautiful and there is a B&B right on the property.
Loved the old lighthouse. Can't say enough about this stop!

Visited April 2014
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Florence, Oregon
2 reviews
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“West Coast Beauty”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

One of the most beautiful light houses on the West Coast. Gorgeous setting and lovely walk to the lighthouse itself past the keepers residence which is now a bed and breakfast with an amazing view. You will want to come back again and again.

Visited April 2014
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Kirkland, Washington
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Worth the visit! A gorgeous drive up the coast and very worth the drive. Park, walk, and enjoy the scenery. Go check it out!

Visited April 2014
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