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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  • It's an interesting drive from the town of Tillamook. The way that we went took us from farmland to rural to a bunch of homes nestled against the hill facing the ocean. Then, up the hill to the destin...  more »
  • From the parking lot you can actually take a paved path to the lighthouse, so this is one one the easiest hikes you will find. But you are still on a headland jutting out into the ocean, so don’t let ...  more »
  • Its all about the Octopus tree! The light house is pretty cool, its not huge, but worth a visit, but the Octopus tree is SPECTACULAR! Not an easy time getting out here do to road closures, but well wo...  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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