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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Lovely drive to a semi-remote area

It's an interesting drive from the town of Tillamook. The way that we went took us from farmland to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Everett, Washington
Beautiful views, easy hike

From the parking lot you can actually take a paved path to the lighthouse, so this is one one the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tillamook, Oregon
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3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 destination. It was a windy, rainy day...More

Thank brifd1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the ease deter you. The...More

Thank bhurliman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 worth it. Definitely check road status before...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while we travelled down the Coast. Visited the lighthouse, gazed out into the magnificent seascape from the many overlooks, and watched a soaring Bald Eagle. Rest rooms were clean. The Oregon State Parks are very well done. We were favorably impressed.

Thank FLNative1956
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A short walk to some spectacular scenery. The waves and the noise are intense. Exhilarating and refreshing. It must be even better on a clear day. You could spend a few hours here no trouble at all but the January storm had us back in...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This was a nice stop on our trip down the coast. Short walk to the light house and there views of the Oregon coast don't ever fail!

Thank Klynn47
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We caught this stop in the early morning while it was cool and crisp for a summer's day. The views are spectacular and the trail is paved and well maintained. It is steep by the lighthouse for those who are challenged; yet taking time to...More

1  Thank AsEyeSeizeIt
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were staying in the area and decided to drive up to the cape to see the old lighthouse and the "Octopus Tree." The sunny weather afforded us some great views of the coastline and the Three Arches. The walk from the parking lot down...More

Thank BrucenFrances
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We spent about 45 minutes visiting the lighthouse and walking the loop trail. There was a hellacious storm at the time and it was awesome to see the waves doing their thing. The gift shop was closed for the season, and it's my hope that...More

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

this is a must-see for the area. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and give much information during the short "tour" upstairs. The views are wonderful, often with whale sightings. The walk down and back offers many other views of the sea, beaches, birds, more. Not...More

Thank studiovb
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7 August 2017|
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Response from SonnyJackson69 | Reviewed this property |
The Parking lot and grounds and the lower level of the Lighthouse are all Handicap Accessible...however, the upper levels of the lighthouse, because of the nature of how they are constructed involves the use of a narrow... More
Susan L
3 February 2016|
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Response from Richard Z | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what times the area opens and closes. In the Winter months I would assume that it would be during daylight hours, probably 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. My wife and I went to Shore Acres State Park last weekend in the... More
11 June 2015|
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Response from melody r | Reviewed this property |
no charge for this location. it is not always open to enter as it is ran by volunteers. the summer months it is open more frequently as it is tourist season in the area.