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Heceta Head
North of Florence, Oregon

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Heceta Head Light

Heceta Head Light

Heceta Head Light is not very tall, but its dramatic location on a headland makes it one of the Oregon Coast's most memorable sights. The tower is 56 feet tall, with a focal plane 205 feet above sea level. It is said to be the most powerful beacon on the Oregon coast.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area, Oregon

Date photographed: August 8, 2014
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Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse

In 2011-13 the historic lighthouse and supporting buildings on Heceta Head were restored to their 1894 appearance. The brown color of the ocean here is a late summer phenomenon caused by strong westerly winds concentrating phytoplankton along the coast, often accompanied by massive herring runs and lots of greedy seabirds.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area, Oregon

Date photographed: August 8, 2014
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In the forest above Heceta Head Lighthouse

In the forest above Heceta Head Lighthouse

An interesting view of the iconic lighthouse from the forest of Douglas fir and Sitka spruce on the headland above.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area, Oregon

Date photographed: August 8, 2014
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Heceta Head lighthouse keepers bed and breakfast

Heceta Head lighthouse keepers bed and breakfast

This was originally a duplex assistant lighthousekeepers residence (the main keepers house was razed in 1940). It is now a bed and breakfast hotel, with perhaps the most spectacular location on the Oregon coast.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area, Oregon

Date photographed: August 8, 2014
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Cape Creek Beach at Heceta Head

Cape Creek Beach at Heceta Head

A broad sheltered beach in the lee of bold Heceta Head. The coastal highway passes high overhead on Cape Creek Bridge, then plunges into a tunnel. The famous lighthouse is just out of view in this shot

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area, Oregon

Date photographed: August 8, 2014
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Under Cape Creek Bridge at Heceta Head

Under Cape Creek Bridge at Heceta Head

One of the iconic Oregon coastal spans by bridge engineer Conde McCullough, Cape Creek Bridge is made of reinforced concrete and was finished in 1932. It combines a two-tiered Roman style viaduct with a 220-foot concrete arch. At its south end it goes directly into a 700-foot tunnel.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area, Oregon

Date photographed: August 8, 2014
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