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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
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Beautiful Views!

Spent some time at Cape Meares Lighthouse. Went off sesason so we couldn't go inside the lighthouse. But the views and small hike up to the Octopus Tree were so worth it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent some time at Cape Meares Lighthouse. Went off sesason so we couldn't go inside the lighthouse. But the views and small hike up to the Octopus Tree were so worth it.

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Tillamook, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank mrgregstuder
Rockaway Beach, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 the Octopus Tree that is also a must see. The entire loop drive can be done in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

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.

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Tillamook, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A bit off the "beaten path" but well worth the trip. Gorgeous views, easy paved trails, some unpaved hiking trails nearby as well. You might even see migrating gray whales and there are always loads of birds for the birdwatchers. Catch the big trees, geocache, picnic, enjoy this favorite of locals and visitors from afar.

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Washington state
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We have stopped here many times over the last 20 years. Approach from the south, since the northern entrance is closed due to slides. Be prepared for lots of wind and a steep incline getting to the lighthouse. If you are a senior, you might want to hold onto someone else going down and be prepared for a slow trip... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Easy hike down and up to amazing views. Worth a stop - about 30-45 minutes. Kids will like the coin op binoculars.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A bit out of the way for easy visits but is worth the view as it is on top of the Cape. Well outside of town, the drive is nice but sometimes the road needs maintenance. The view of the ocean are wonderful and the grounds around the lighthouse are well maintained.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

It has a nice view of the coast (like many of the scenic overlooks). The lighthouse is closed in the winter. It's cute but nothing impressive. There's a very short trail to octopus tree which is interesting.

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Geneseo, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Beautiful Lighthouse and scenic overviews of the coast. Definitely recommend driving to see it if you are in the area. Do not forget to take the short hike to see the Octopus Tree!

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