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Oregon Coast Lighthouses featured on MSN Coastal Living
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Oregon Coast LighthousesCoastal Living is Shining a spotlight on some of the loveliest lighthouses from coast to coast.

Illuminating the scene: The automated beacon on Heceta Head’s 56-foot tower casts the strongest light on this stretch of coastline. For optimal views of this stunning sight, drive south from Yachats at dusk, head toward the mouth of Cape Creek, then just follow the glow. (#7)

Leading the way: Yaquina Head ranks high among destinations for understanding how a lighthouse works, and accessible walkways and exhibits draw throngs of visitors to this spot on the shore. Visitors can climb 93 feet to the lantern and watch the 1,000-watt electric bulb switch on and off. (#11)

A different perspective: The Umpqua River Light stands on a hill 165 feet above sea level at Winchester Bay. The 61-foot tower has a unique Fresnel lens that casts red and white lights out to sea. (#14)

Small wonder: Capes Meares Lighthouse is Oregon’s shortest at just 38 feet tall. But the small landmark provides big whale-watching views during the great Pacific Ocean migration. (#23)

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