• Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area - Newport, Oregon

      Photo by Harry Kline
      Just north of Newport is a wildlife sanctuary with a lighthouse, hiking trails, tide pools, and thousands of sea birds, sea lions and other coastal species of wildlife. You can spend hours here exploring or just bird watching. The tide pools hold many exceptional species of mollusks, starfish and anemones. Whale sightings are not uncommon from the high bluffs. Stay an hour or stay a day and you won't be disappointed.

      If you go:
      This is a state park, so a nominal fee is charged. hiking shoes, camera and binoculars are a must, and a jacket is good, too, as the wind is constant.


      Northwest Lighthouse Drive
      Newport, Oregon 97365 USA

      Mailing address:
      Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
      750 NW Lighthouse Drive
      Newport, OR 97365 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
      +1 (541) 574-3100