It is called Yaquina Head Lighthouse. And this beach you see below is made up of cobblestones. Black cobblestones. Believe it or not they are rounded and very smooth. The roundness and the layers of them on the beach make it a little difficult to walk on without turning your ankle. Especially if you are wearing wedge flip flops...."just sayin".
Isn't this what you picture when you think of a lighthouse? I know I do.
Another shot of the cobblestone beach. It had bits of driftwood here and there, but mostly cobbles!
We missed the low tide, darn it...someone (me) didn't plan very well.....so we missed the tidal pools. The tidal pools are what you go to these beaches for. Then you can see the different color starfish clinging to the rocks along with the clams. And urchins. And anemones. All the cool brightly colored beauties!!!
So we we wandered back up the 88 steps and went back up to the lighthouse to enjoy it. My brother climbed to the top but those 88 steps from the beach were enough for me so I stayed outside.
And enjoyed the lighthouse from many angles.
What a beauty she is and so is the day!
Even the birds are having a good time. Look at the color of that water!! This place is so beautiful it is truly hard to believe. And every cove or beach has it's own unique look. We kept thinking we would see the same Landscaping at each lookout but we were wonderfully wrong!!