25 Guiding Lights

We shine a spotlight on our favorite lighthouses from coast to coast.

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Matt Brown

Leading the Way

Yaquina Head ranks high among destinations for understanding how a lighthouse works, and accessible walkways and exhibits draw throngs of visitors to this spot on the Oregon shore. Visitors can climb 93 feet to the lantern and watch the 1,000-watt electric bulb switch on and off.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.