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From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head.

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean. Standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland, the lighthouse has been a bright beacon of the night, guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast since the light was first lit on August 20, 1873.

The interpretive center features exhibits on seabirds and marine life as well as human history from the headland. You can see the wheelhouse of an historic ship, check out a recreated rocky island and its inhabitants, and witness a full scale replica of the lighthouse lantern. All BLM exhibits and interpretive specialists deliver the rich history of Yaquina Head.

Quarry Cove has Mobi Mats! Tired of the sand struggle? Say hello to Mobi-Mats! These convenient, nonslip mats are your ticket to smooth sailing across the beach, right by the water's edge.  With a whopping 145 feet of accessibility mats installed, exploring the shoreline has never been easier!

Ready to make the most of your beach day? Request access to our accessible parking area at Quarry Cove and get a better look at the adorable seals bobbing near the shore. Don't miss out on the fun – let's make your beach experience unforgettable!

Photo courtesy of Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses.



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