Heceta Head Lightstation

Heceta Lighthouse Moon by Curt Peters, Yachats, Florence, Oregon

Photo Credit: Curt Peters


The historic Heceta Head Lighthouse, circa 1894, signals to seafarers from a spectacular forested promontory 14 miles south of Yachats.

It sits 205 ft above the ocean, and its beacon provides the strongest light on the coast, shining 21 miles out to sea. This is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The assistant light keeper’s house is now a bed and breakfast.

The elevation at Heceta Head reaches 1,000 ft. and is a nesting area for seabirds.

Free docent-led programs are usually available year-round but are currently suspended due to Covid-19. Please stay posted for updates.

Visit the websites below for the light station’s history and park information. You may also follow the lighthouse on Facebook.

Heceta Lightstation Photo, Yachats, Florence, Oregon
  • 92072 Hwy 101 South, Yachats, OR 97498