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ADVENTURE AT THE COAST

While at the Inn you can walk on the beach, fly a kite, build a sand castle and explore the tide pools. And nearby there’s great shopping, beautiful golf courses, skate boarding, a world-class aquarium, whale watch, museums, galleries, antiques and many scenic hiking trails. The Inn is in the middle of it all, so make your reservations today and start enjoying all there is to see and do.

 The Inn at Spanish Head, overlooking the ocean sunset.

The Inn at Spanish Head, overlooking the ocean sunset.

Inn At Spanish Head

The Inn At Spanish Head invites you to experience exceptional oceanfront lodging and penthouse dining at Oregon's only resort hotel built right on the beach. Each of the Inn's 120 oceanfront rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed ocean views. Most rooms have balconies and many have full kitchens. Miles of sandy beach and tidepools are just an elevator ride away.

Enjoy the Inn's year-round amenities, oceanfront restaurant and bar, outdoor heated pool, recreation room, saunas and an enclosed oceanview spa.

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Whether you plan to explore the wonders of the central Oregon coast, are looking for a romantic getaway, a family reunion or coming simply to relax and rejuvenate, the Inn is truly the best in Oregon coast lodging.

AQUARIUMS

We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean.  The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a captivating destination and a trusted resource for ocean education and conservation in the Pacific Northwest.

The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon’s top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the Aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.

Visit Aquarium.org for more information.

GLASS ART GALLERIES

The Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio is a city-owned facility contracting with the Lincoln City Glass Center as Artists in Residence. The artists of the LCGC operate the facility, working with the public making blown glass and creating their own works of art.

The primary artists are Kelly Howard and Jon Myers. Lincoln City Glass Center is made up of the four owners including James Benson, Dan Millen, Jon Myers and Kelly Howard. The production and teaching staff includes: Steve Hagan, Daniel Hogan, Anjali Singh, Jesse Taylor, Andrew Schmitz and Jolene Boyce.

You are welcome to visit the studio anytime during regular hours. The studio is open for appointments and making your own glass Wednesday through Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, the artists explore their ideas and make glass for the galleries. 

For about two to three plus months, the artists forego creating on Mondays and Tuesdays to making your own glass seven days a week during the 'high season' between June and September (Labor Day) and for three weeks around Spring Break.

YAQUINA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

Have you ever climbed the stairs of a lighthouse? Wondered what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper? Viewed a working Fresnel lens? Have you thought about what it took to provide fresh food for a family in a remote coastal location such as Yaquina Head?

We invite you to visit the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, where these questions and more will be answered.  You might tour this historic structure, or you might just stand and savor the majesty of Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.

The 93 foot tower is located on a narrow point of land jutting due west nearly 1 mile into the Pacific Ocean north of Newport, at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

Winds and rain have buffeted this lighthouse since its beginning in 1872. It took approximately one year, and over 370,000 bricks to construct Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.

The light has been active since Head Keeper Fayette Crosby walked up the 114 steps, to light the wicks on the evening of August 20, 1873. At that time the oil burning fixed white light was displayed from sunset to sunrise. Today, the fully automated first order Fresnel lens runs on commercial power and flashes its unique pattern of 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on, 14 seconds off, 24 hours a day. The oil burning wicks have been replaced with a 1000 watt globe.

The nightly vigil of watching the light is gone as are the resident keepers and their quarters, but the staff of the Bureau of Land Management, who are now responsible for the tower, would love to guide you through the lighthouse with tales of yesteryear.

Visit YaquinaLights.org to learn more!