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Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • We arrived at the lighthouse right on time for a tour. The man that gave the tour was very knowledgeable about lighthouses and the tour was informative and interesting. We definitely enjoyed our littl...  read more »
  • We've been to several lighthouses, and this one might be the most unique. It's tiny compared to the others, but it's fun to check it out. The story about how they built the structure, and how the got ...  read more »
  • A short walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse provides incredible views of the Pacific Ocean from an elevation of about 200 feet above the ocean. Though we did not see any on the day we were the...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful park. Round trip from parking lot to lighthouse around 35-45 minutes. It's comfortable nice walk though drive a bit long.
  • With stunning oceanic views and beautiful hiking trails, this is one of the most serene places located along the magnificent Oregon coast. You'll definitely want to spend some time exploring the area. Be sure to register your name in the ledger of the little tree gnome located somewhere along the paths behind the Octopus Tree. And yes, it's a real thing.
  • Panoramic views are incredible. Quite a drive but with it. The walk to the lighthouse is down hill and must be walked back up. Bathrooms available and don't forget to see the octopus tree
  • An amazing place with amazing views. Be sure to check out the octopus tree and the oldest tree in the area.
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