Heceta Head State Park is located in a cove at the mouth of Cape Creek. A short trail leads to the historic Heceta Head lighthouse and
lighthouse keeper's house. A recently-completed trail gives you a spectacular view of the coast north to Cape Perpetua.
Heceta Head trail is part of a 7-mile network. Trails of varying difficulty feature beach and wildlife viewing areas. Wildlife refuge islands feature a view of puffins, cormorants,
gulls, and other bird nesting areas. Sea lions and whales can be seen from the beach and cliff-top lighthouse.
Heceta Head towers a thousand feet above the ocean. On the west side, the lighthouse sits 205 feet above the ocean. The light at top of 56-foot tower
originates from 1894; the automated beacon, seen 21 miles from land, is rated as the strongest light on the Oregon coast.
The Assistant lighthouse keeper’s house is now a bed and breakfast.