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Tom & Erin's Car Care Blog

August 2017

Lighthouse Getaways

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If you’re looking for a fun day trip or a longer getaway in our beautiful region of Oregon, hop in the car and enjoy a memorable day in Coos bay or take a longer getaway trip! Be sure to check out Oregon Sand Dunes National Recreation area and visit a wide array of stunning beaches. Also, walk the Boardwalk adjacent to the harbor in Coos Bay. If lighthouses are your thing, Yaquina Head and Cape Blanco Light Station are a must.

Yaquina Head was built in 1872. It’s a 93 foot structure and is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon. It’s made with over 370,000 bricks, is 114 steps to the top, and can be seen from 19 miles away! Be sure to enjoy the nearby hiking trails, rocky beaches, and tidal pools. At the bottom of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, there is a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and Oregon coast line. Keep your eyes peeled for whales that frequently swim by!

Cape Blanco Lighthouse is in Port Orford, Oregon. Erected in 1870, this lighthouse stands on Oregon’s farthest west point of land and is the oldest one continually operating in Oregon. The views are some of the best on the ever-changing Pacific coastline. Visitors come and climb the winding stairs of this historic lighthouse and can stay for hours enjoying the gentle breeze. This magnificent structure also holds many records in lighthouse history. For example, it holds the record for the longest service at one single lighthouse. James Langlois worked here for 42 years and James Hughes worked at Cape Blanco Lighthouse for 37 years!

The team at Tom’s Bulldog Automotive knows that a good road trip is good for the mind, body, and soul. To schedule an appointment to make sure your car is as ready as you are for that getaway, call us at 541-269-0399. We are located at 63075 Highway 101, Coos Bay, OR 97420.


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