Heceta Head Lighthouse
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About this spot
Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. The tower itself is very photogenic, and the setting is spectacular. It is one of the few lighthouses where the original Fresnel lens beam hasn’t been replaced by small but intense modern lights, and has been a signal to ships and fishing boats since 1894. Heceta Head (pronounced “Heh-SEE-tah” by most, “HECK-ah-tah” by others) is a 1,000-foot high promontory jutting out into the ocean. The lighthouse sits on a forested slope 200 feet above a cove with a lovely sandy beach.
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