Heceta Head Lighthouse
When God created the earth, He spent a little extra time on the Oregon Coast.
And it’s as if He personally selected the location for Heceta Head Lighthouse.
Perched on a breathtaking bluff 150 feet above the sea,
Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most-visited lighthouses in the United States,
drawing thousands of visitors each year to sense its history, feel its romantic aura, and enjoy its spectacular setting.
Sea Lion Caves[ Excerpted from SeaLionCaves.com]
Sea Lion Caves is part of the Oregon/Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve helping to protect the local marine animals and marine environment. Sea Lion Caves is America's largest sea cave and the year-round home of the Steller sea lion, but sea lions are not always in the Cave. They are wild animals and we are not a zoo so these protected animals come and go as they please, as is their nature. Winter months will usually find hundreds of sea lions in the Cave and when spring arrives, breeding and birthing time, the sea lions will move from the Cave to the rookery areas (the rock ledges out in front of the Cave) and will remain there through the summer.
Waldport is one of those special places.
Just a few miles south there is a place out of Lost Horizons - rocks covered with mussels to be gathered, starfish of every hue and color,
driftwood that takes on every shape your imagination allows, and a sunset better than any Fourth of July fireworks display.
The townsite is an old Indian burial ground. A point south of town bears the name of Chief Yaquina John, one of the last of the Alsi tribemembers.
For a colorful history click on this link : http://www.waldportmuseum.org/snippits.php
It was reported in 2015 that Newport is now the dominant West Coast port for commercial fishing, with the highest quantity of fish on the coast.
Newport landed 124 million pounds of commercial fish, the 11th highest quantity in the country. Newport edged out Astoria for the top West Coast spot, with the 12th highest city netting 122 million pounds, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Prior to that it was Astoria,Oregon and prior to Astoriait was Los Angeles,Ca.
Nye Beach~ Newport's hidden gem.12 blocks long and 2 blocks deep filled with shops of every sort.But if shopping for original artwork, unique home décor or antiques isn’t your cup of tea (which you can also get from The Tea Party on Beach Drive), beach access features public restrooms, with a foot washing station, and easy parking.
“The beach access makes this more than just a collection of really fun shops. You can come here, park the car, walk on the beach and then have lunch. It’s a great spot to enjoy everything the coast has to offer.
The merchant’s association also puts on a number of events throughout the year. From a mystery weekend in March to Clambake & Seafood BBQ even in July, to a Christmas celebration that focuses on the unique gifts you can get at the area, Nye Beach is open for business year round.
For those that are interested in Oregon history, Nye Beach has many stories about the past – having been a resort destination in the 1800s. In fact, Dr. Henry Minthorn, President Herbert Hoover’s step-father and believer in the health benefits of living seaside, built one of his first hot sea baths at Nye Beach. His former Sea Bath Sanitorium was torn down and today the Visual Arts Center is in it’s place. His home remains and can be found on Northwest Cliff Street.Read more about Nye beach here. http://www.historicnyebeach.com
Another great website for checking out Lighthouses all over the US and Canada this website is an excellent resource.
Whale watching can be enjoyed on just about any portion of the Oregon Scenic Coastline but Depot Bay has a year round pod that draws vistors from near and far. Another notable feature of Depot Bay is that a huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area which enables visitors to shop or dine always within view.You will love Depot Bay and once visited understand what makes this small community stand tall in the crowd.
Family fun, recreation and an expansive 1.5-mile Promenade have crafted Seaside into Oregon’s first seashore resort, dating back to the mid 1800′s. Just 90 minutes from Portland, Seaside beckons with historical references – marking the final destination of Lewis and Clark’s journey west – and world-class events. History is also on the side of the Seaside Aquarium, which has entertained visitors for more than 75 years.[ Excerpted from visittheoregoncoast.com]
An interesting look at the hisory of Seaside can be found by clicking on this link :
Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. She was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River channel. Wreckage is still visible, making it a popular tourist attraction as one of the most accessible shipwrecks of the Graveyard of the Pacific.
For more information about Astoria this link provides interesting things to see and do!
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