Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

Hwy 101 mile marker 178.
Heceta Head Lighthouse was lit in 1894 and is one of the few Oregon lighthouses that has a first-order fresnel lens. The lens remains lit today. Tours of the lighthouse are available from May through September, and - on a shorter basis - in March, April, and October. There is also a gift shop.

Site Resources: lighthouse (with tours), bed and breakfast, gift shop, picnic tables, restroom.

Oregon Parks link:Heceta Head Lighthouse Requires Day Use Pass, Annual Pass, or Oregon Coast Passport

Bed and Breakfast Reservation link:Bed/Breakfast

Entrance on 101

The park is reached by driving under this bridge after you exit highway 101

Sign Sign

Some photos taken at Heceta Head

The lighthouse, and assistant keeper's quarters

The parking lot for Heceta Head is right on the beach itself. The lighthouse is reached by way of a relatively short hike.


The lighthouse keeper's quarters, which was restored (starting in 1978) to its original condition.

lighthouse keeper's quarters.


A view of the beach

The lighthouse and keeper's quarters are on a high promonatory, 200 feet above the beach.


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