Earlier this week I posted a summary of the spots we camped and hiked along the Oregon coast, along with a more pic-heavy post of our beach combing adventures. Since we spent a lot of time up at Yaquina Head, exploring the tide pools and watching seals, I wanted to do a separate post with more pictures and info on the park, in case you’re interested in visiting! (Make sure you also jump over to the final post in the series with pictures from our hike inside the Devils Punchbowl!)
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is a federally managed park three miles north of Newport, Oregon, offering lighthouse tours, hiking, tide pools, and bird, seal, and whale watching from the cliffs. There’s also an interpretative center in the park to educate you on the area. You’ll need a federal parks pass or a $7 day pass to enter the park; it’s open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.