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Heceta Head Lighthouse

Situated high above the Pacific Ocean on the rugged Heceta Head outcropping is one of the most popular and inspirational sites on the Oregon Coast; and it is only about 10 scenic miles north of Florence. It is a must-see among must-sees here in Oregon’s Coastal Playground.

Heceta Head Lightstation [say “Ha (or Huh) – SEE – Tah” to sound like a local] is one of the most beautiful, and thus one of the most photographed, lighthouses in the world.

The Heceta Head Lighthouse and Queen Ann style Light Keeper’s home, circa 1894, are both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free tours are available of both. The home is now a highly-rated bed-and-breakfast with antique furnishings and an indulgent seven-course breakfast of locally- and regionally-sourced delicacies.

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Fire officials remind all those headed out to public lands this Fourth of July weekend to leave fireworks at home and take other precautions to prevent wildfire.

“Fireworks pose a serious fire threat,” said Fire Staff Officer Ed Hiatt. “People often assume the restrictions apply just to forested areas, but they also include campgrounds and sparsely vegetated areas you can find along the coast. Under dry conditions, even these places are susceptible.”

Fireworks are prohibited on national forests at all times, regardless of weather or conditions. Fireworks are also prohibited on other public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Oregon State Parks, and Washington State Parks, as well as most county and city parks. Violators can be subject to a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine and/or up to six months in jail (36 CFR 261.52).
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Fire officials remind all those headed out to public lands this Fourth of July weekend to leave fireworks at home and take other precautions to prevent wildfire.

 “Fireworks pose a serious fire threat,” said Fire Staff Officer Ed Hiatt. “People often assume the restrictions apply just to forested areas, but they also include campgrounds and sparsely vegetated areas you can find along the coast. Under dry conditions, even these places are susceptible.”

Fireworks are prohibited on national forests at all times, regardless of weather or conditions. Fireworks are also prohibited on other public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Oregon State Parks, and Washington State Parks, as well as most county and city parks. Violators can be subject to a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine and/or up to six months in jail (36 CFR 261.52).

4 days ago

Florence Oregon Coast

To our chowder friends out there. It is with a very heavy heart we share that Kyle and Amber Novelli - Novelli's Crab Shack passed away this morning when their boat capsized coming over the bar. Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers. They were three time Best Chowder winners in our Wine & Chowder Trail with their famous crab chowder. #BeKind #BePatient #Chowder #FlorenceOr #Novelli's #CrabChowder ... See MoreSee Less

To our chowder friends out there. It is with a very heavy heart we share that Kyle and Amber Novelli - Novellis Crab Shack passed away this morning when their boat capsized coming over the bar. Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers. They were three time Best Chowder winners in our Wine & Chowder Trail with their famous crab chowder. #BeKind #BePatient #Chowder #FlorenceOr #Novellis #CrabChowder

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I am so sorry to hear this!! Sending much love, prayers and strength for their family!

That is such heartbreaking news, prayers for their family and friends!

How very sad. Condolences to their loved ones.

Lost a beautiful couple, will be missed. Prayers to the family.

Oh we are so so sorry. We really do need prayers to help our area and their family, and bless their souls. You will be so missed on the Coast. Thanks for giving our area so much.

We stopped there every trip to Florence... Such a lovely couple. My deepest condolences to family, friends and community ❤

So sorry to hear this news Sending love and prayers to their family and friends.

Our hearts are broken... thoughts and prayers to their family and friends.. and community.

Truly heartbreaking for so many, the loss and the way it happened.

My heart is heavy with sorrow, chatted many times with Amber...a wonderful family...They will be gravely missed. Many prayers they RIP & comfort to loved ones.💔

So tragic. May their memory and legacy be a blessing to all who knew them.

So sorry..Condolences to their family.

So sorry... our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends

Like I was told. They passed together and passed doing what they loved. God be with their families through this hard time.

Love...Prayers and Blessings to those who have been Taken and to those of Us Whom remain <3

Such an awful tragedy. The best people and so gracious whenever we called or went in. Was it winchester bar?

So sorry to hear, how tragic.

My prayers for their family

So sad, they were Great! 🙁

Love and prayers to family and friends

So very sorry! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

💔 I'm so so sorry

So sad

Could it be renamed to “The Novelli Chowder Trail”?

New them both since teens,RIP

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