The Yaquina Light House along the Pacific Coast Highway is Oregon’s first and oldest light houses to use a revolutionary lens to warn sailors of the coastline.

The Yaquina Head Light, also known early in its existence as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, is a lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States. Wikipedia
Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Height: 92′

The Yaquina Bay was once Oregon’s booming oyster bed estuaries located next to Newport, Oregon where South Beach is located. The Yaquina Bay was also an important transportation hub to help settlers transport goods along the Yaquina River and into the  Pacific Ocean. A main transport hub to San Francisco and Seattle. 


I was able to catch the sunrise at the Yaquina Light House and Yaquina Bay Bridge. My adventure continued down to South Beach where there is epic surf. Then to Seal Rock where I was able to  meditate and relax after an epic surf session.

Need new hiking shoes? These are awesome.

My recommendations

  1. Newport is close to Seaside and Oceanside – I didn’t get to explore those two other towns. Make sure you have enough time to stop by. Along PCH there are restaurants and plenty of surf shops to rent a surf board.

  2. Lots of hotels to choose from. I stayed at Comfort Inn for $68 for one night.

  3. Make sure you have time to explore Ecola State Park – I wish I had more day light.

  4. Seal Rock is close, but don’t over stay. Head to Ecola State Park.

  5. Bring a camera – this is what I use and if you like my pictures you can check out my equipment here.

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