Sightseeing on the oregon coast, heceta lighthouse north of florence, oregon.
Vacation, recreation on the beach in oregon, heceta lighthouse, north of florence, oregon.

Heceta Head
Lighthouse on the
Oregon Coast

The site offers spectacular
views, a shallow coastline, tide pools on the beach, good surfing and more.

Forward ~ ... and the colors of sunset on the Oregon Coast near Florence.

Back ~ Oregon's Rocky Coast.

Brad and I invite you to the
Road Less Traveled: Leisurely
routes to the Oregon Coast, those
that meander along canyons
and streambeds.

Scenery en route to and on the
Oregon Coast. Directions when travel-
ing south from Waldport on the Pacific
Coast Scenic Byway, and when
traveling north.

USFS: Siuslaw National Forest.

Hiking Trails and Campgrounds.

USFS: Hiking Trails on the
Oregon Coast.

heceta head lighthouse north of florence on the oregon coast.

Heceta Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint north of Florence, Oregon offers a variety
of recreation opportunities as well a beautiful, even spectacular scenery.

Check with the Oregon State Park Service to find out more, but I can give a brief summary here. :-) The lighthouse is
situated on a cape elevated 1000 feet above sea level. There are two hiking trails. The trail south of the lighthouse is only a
one-half mile long with an elevation of only 150'. The trail begins at the parking lot, travels around the bed and breakfast inn an
up to the lighthouse area and beautiful cliffside viewing. The hiking trail on the north side is more difficult. It is a two mile
segment of the Oregon Coast Trail, following a steep winding path up the headland, with a gain in elevation
of 600' and spectacular views of Cape Perpetua to the north.

The trails connect with Carl G. Washburne State Park State Park. I like this beach, Indeed, I like the area. If that helps
you make a decision. The park also offers campground facilities that are available year round.

As a further inducement, Heceta Head Lighthouse is 13 miles north of Florence, Oregon. Florence also boats the
numerous recreational opportunities of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area: hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing,
off road vehicle use and camping. The Dunes are much more than sand :-). You may want to check them out.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat in
southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

  Cabins in the forest at Gathering Light ... a retreat located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

Links pertaining to the retreat only open a new window.

Travel to Gathering Light ... a retreat from Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
on the Oregon California border via Medford, Oregon: from Medford: Travel
Directions; from Jedediah Smith: Travel Directions,.

Travel Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little Known Scenic Places near Crater Lake and the retreat,
Directions, Map and Scenery.

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