Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
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This beautiful park offers beach access, tours of the lighthouse and excellent opportunities for viewing coastal scenery, marine mammal watching, and bird-watching. In addition it offers hiking, picnicking and fishing.
There are picnic tables sheltered from the wind and a great view of the ocean. A short trail leads to the historic Heceta Head lighthouse and lighthouse keepers house. A recently completed trail gives you a spectacular view of the coast north to Cape Perpetua.
Heceta Head trail is part of a 7-mile network. Trails of varying difficulty feature beach and wildlife viewing areas. Wildlife refuge islands feature a view of puffins, cormorants, gulls and other bird nesting areas. Sea lions and whales can be seen from the beach and cliff-top lighthouse.
There are natural caves, tidepools, a sandy beach for building sandcastles and good conditions for surfing. There are plenty of picnic tables for groups and areas to set up volleyball nets.
Vital stats: A small fee is charged to access the park’s day-use areas.
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