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    A silent and majestic sentinel, Yaquina Head Light Station stands watch over offshore fishing boats, surfers, and nesting sea birds at Yaquina Head, Oregon.

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    The historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is believed to be the oldest building in Newport and is Oregon's last remaining wooden lighthouse.

Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

Welcome to our website. Here you’ll find information on the two beautiful lighthouses in Newport on the central Oregon Coast and our efforts to restore and maintain them.  You may also want to visit our online gift shop, all proceeds from sales benefit our mission of support and are so appreciated!

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Light Station was built in 1872 and operated by the U.S. Lighthouse Board, afterward called the U.S. Lighthouse Service. The Lighthouse Service was abolished in 1939, at which time the U.S. Coast Guard took over operations.  Learn more…

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874.  Learn more…

Yaquina Head Traffic Study

The draft Yaquina Head Traffic Study is now available for review!

The study team is conducting a public review period to gather feedback
before the study is finalized. The public is encouraged to review the traffic
study and accompanying conceptual improvements and share feedback from
May 16 to June 17, 2022       

Click here to review the Yaquina Head Traffic Study