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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. Add Cape Meares Lighthouse and other attractions to your Tillamook trip itinerary using our Tillamook trip builder.
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  • I can't stop myself from wandering out to this lighthouse at least once a month. I've been able to take some beautiful pictures while on the short walk path down to the lighthouse.  more »
  • This is the best spot of the 3 Capes Scenic Loop that you have to take if you are new to the area or just sight seeing. A beautiful lighthouse with a small gift shop within a park. Also in the park is...  more »
  • This is a nice area to visit but lighthouse was closed for season. Good view of ocean but a bit of a walk. Octopus tree is neat too,but a bit of a walk in the other direction.  more »
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  • We bit of a walk but I can say it is one of the most unique lighthouses I have ever seen. We got there just before sunset and the red lens inside the lighthouse is just gorgeous with the sun going down. There are also a couple of lookouts to watch the birds from on the way to see it. View of everything is breathtaking and worth the drive! ⛵️❤️👍
  • Absolutely beautiful vistas of the Oregon coast. An easy walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse (downhill), but can tire some back from the lighthouse to the parking lot (uphill) if they have medical issues. Beautiful spots for pictures. There are also some seats where you can sit a spell and take it all in. A must see.
  • Great place to visit to either take the kids or stretch your legs. The walk down to the lighthouse might be a little tough for those with bad knees, but definitely worth it. Octopus tree is beautiful with a great view of the ocean, but the tree isn't meant for climbing.
  • A nice place for vistas, walking around, admiring the lighthouse, the Octopus Tree, and picnicking. I did go during the lighthouse's regular hours and it was mysteriously closed, bur you can still walk next to and see it closely.
  • Beautiful View of the Ocean and scenery as well as the cool Octopus Tree Definitely want to go there again.,