Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook

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Take a trip to Cape Meares Lighthouse and immerse yourself in scenic nature, grand views, and historic sites. The refuge is a perfect place for hiking and spotting some of the rare indigenous species, such as spruce trees, bald eagles, and peregrine falcons. In addition to providing excellent views of the coastline, viewpoints along the shore are also great spots for whale watching. One of the highlights of the refuge is the historic lighthouse that helped mariners navigate along the coast from the late 19th century up until the 1960s. Today, it's open to the public and acts as a time capsule for the area's past; a gift shop housed within offers various souvenirs. The paved road leading to the lighthouse is wheelchair-accessible, but due to the incline wheelchair users may need some assistance. See Cape Meares Lighthouse and all Tillamook has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tillamook trip itinerary builder website .
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  • This was underwhelming. It was a nice walk and chance to get out of the car. Lighthouse was short and very close but really not that much to see. I’m glad we didn’t make a drive to specifically get to...  more »
  • Seeing the smallest lighthouse on the Oregon coast (only 38 feet) is interesting. Surroundings are pleasant with ocean waves, occasional sounds of sea lions and birds, and the huge rocks jutting out o...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning views. You might forget about the lighthouse, the vistas are so spectacular. The towns along the way were charming and the beaches beautiful.  more »
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  • Short walk on a paved path to the light house from the parking lot. Amazing views from north to south. Big waves and high winds made for spectacular waves crashing onto the islands in front of the lighthouse. Lighthouse is out of service and locked.
  • Great place for family, especially little kids! Short trails to viewpoints and many benches to sit and soak in the sun and beautiful views !
  • Nice lighthouse. Great tour with informative guide. Nice gift shop. Beautiful views.
  • It was okay. Great scenery. Could use a walk around to clean up litter.. maybe trim some hedges... Take down gift shop sign
  • Beautiful views! I love to come to Cape Meares with my family. Lovely lighthouse tours and a cute little gift shop. So much fun It would highly recommend
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