Heceta Head Lightstation

Heceta Head Lighthouse signals to seafarers from a magnificent forested promontory just 14 miles south of Yachats.

The lighthouse, circa 1894, sits 205 ft above the ocean. Its beacon provides the strongest light on the coast, shining 21 miles out to sea. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. 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 offered at Heceta Head Lightstation year round, weather and staffing dependent.


$5/vehicle/day use fee or valid OSP parking pass or Oregon Coast Passport
See trails that lead to the lighthouse

Visit the website for lighthouse history and additional information.

  • 92072 Hwy 101 South, Yachats, OR 97498