Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Newport Lighthouses

I've always loved lighthouses, especially photographing them.  I've been to the Oregon Coast many times over the years.  I always stop and visit my favorite lighthouse on the West Coast, Yaquina Head.  The other Lighthouse in Newport is the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.  I was fortunate to get to visit both lighthouses again on this trip to Newport.  Here are some photographes I took this time around.

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon.  We stayed at a hotel on the beach which looked toward Yaquina Bay.  Even though the lighthouse is six miles away, we could see it from our room. 

The beach in front of our hotel, looking towards Yaquina Bay and the lighthouse.


The Lighthouse is 93 feet tall.
We climbed the 114 steps to the top and saw beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse was built in 1872 and is Newport's tallest building.
Bye, Yaquina Head-until next time!
Newport's other lighthouse, Yaquina Bay, is Newport's oldest building and was built in 1871.



We didn't get to visit this lighthouse this time because they were closed for the day.  I visted Yaquina Bay Lighthouse before though, otherwise I would have definatly come back to check it out.  I remember a giftshop when you first walk in, then you can climb the stairs and look in the rooms.  Neat stuff. 


Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was only a couple of blocks from where we stayed.  This was our first view of Yaquina Bay.  I'll never get tired of looking at lighthouses, they'll all so beautiful. 

Yaquina Head Lighthouse is located at 750 Lighthouse Drive in Newport and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is located at 842 Government Street. 

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