While visiting the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, you won’t want to miss exploring the historic Lighthouses, the beacons of light of bygone days. Perched on the very edge of land and sea, Oregon Lighthouses were built to warn ships of the dangerous rocky shores. The treacherous Pacific storms wrecked many a ship but the lighthouses prevented even more from such fate.
Most were built in the late 1880’s and of the Eleven Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, nine are on the Historic Registry and seven are open to the public.
Cape Blanco, Port Orford ~ This lighthouse is on the westernmost point in the state of Oregon.
Cape Meares, Tillamook ~ The shortest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast
Coquille River, Bandon ~ Not used since 1939, but it has a nice interpretive center
Heceta Head, Florence ~ This one has the strongest light and can be seen 21 miles offshore
Umpqua River, Reedsport ~ When they first built this one, it fell into the river
Yaquina Bay, Newport ~ This lighthouse was only operational for four years back in the 1870s
Yaquina Head, Newport ~ The tallest lighthouse you can find along the Oregon Coast
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn on the Oregon Coast.
Hospitality Update: We all may be a little rusty, and a little leery, on planning trips just yet. And while it’s almost safe enough to climb aboard that travel train, we’re ready when you are! Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe and welcome you back. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.