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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Ilwaco

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • Beautiful place to see. Lots of trails to hike, miles of beaches to comb. Definitely worth the visit. Hike to the lighthouse is a moderate half mile. 
  • The views from the lighthouse and along the way are worth the ~10 minute hike from the lot. We liked the views of deadman's cove along the way. 
  • Lots of history to take in about this lighthouse. You can see two right here with the North Head Lighthouse close by. 
  • It's a short walk from the parking lot. First some downhill and then a steep uphill. Less than a mile though. Beautiful views once you get to the lighthouse. Well worth the hike.
  • Beautiful place. I love it but... why can't they paint the lighthouse every few years so it looks nice and pristine like the ones on the east coast??
  • But if a hike for kids but great view and you can get right up to the lighthouse.
  • Nice views. Fun to watch the coast guard work from this vantage point.
  • I love this place. The lighthouse is so cool, and there was a nice man from the coastguard that works in a little shack next to it. Told us about the lighthouse history and what its like to work there. I wish we could have seen the inside of the relic. But the man said it was too old to let visitors in. Oh well... We got some splendid pictures up there and its only a 1/2 mile hike to get there. If you're going to or coming from Astoria, you need to go see this place first when you have time. Its very quaint. You will not be disappointed at Cape Disappointment. :)
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