Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

92072 Hwy 101 S
Florence, OR 97439


Lighthouse tours are available 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather and staff permitting.  Tour groups, school groups, and other groups please e-mail us to schedule a tour at Heceta.h.lighthouse@oregon.gov. 

Restoration of the tower finished in mid-2013. Because of ongoing maintenance and inspections of the upper levels, tours currently only cover the outdoor area around the base of the lighthouse, and the ground floor of the tower. A new schedule will be announced when tours of the upper levels resume.

Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint is located in a cove at the mouth of Cape Creek. 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 assistant keeper's house.

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 common murres, cormorants, gulls, and other bird nesting areas. Sea lions and whales can be seen from the beach and cliff-top lighthouse.

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Hiking Trails
Beach Access

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