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North Head Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Will be fantastic

Only giving three dots because the light house cannot be reached due to construction, but you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerry X
Boise, Idaho
via mobile
Under restoration

Very easy walk to the lighthouse, but unfortunately it is currently under restoration and covered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John G
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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  • Average4%
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  • Terrible2%
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only giving three dots because the light house cannot be reached due to construction, but you can get pretty close. The hike itself and views are still worth it thought. The only thing is the informational signs along the way are beginning to get very...More

Thank Jerry X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy walk to the lighthouse, but unfortunately it is currently under restoration and covered with scaffolding. The views of the coast are well worth the hike. Light keepers houses near the start of the trail, now vacation rentals, are well preserved, but not open...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lighthouses are always enjoyable to visit. Each one has its own flavor. This one is nice and small (cute?). It's a short walk from the parking area to the lighthouse. As of May 2017 its undergoing a renovation, so its wrapped up in a black...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I love lighthouses. They were cleaning the outside of the lighthouse when we visited in April 2017. That to us just meant how much they care for these places.

Thank 345peggyh
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We've visited this lighthouse a few times and it never gets old. Photo taking is amazing in sun and during storms. Nice little history lesson inside. My brother also chose this location for a small family wedding.

Thank Mindy B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

What a view! It's gorgeous here but be prepared for high winds and make sure to bring a jacket. There is a fee but it was free the day we visited so I'm not sure how much it was to enter but we would have...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Lighthouse under restoration but quick walk gravel path, scenic shoreline, $10 day pass which works to see other lighthouse too

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous, plenty of parking, and a short fort walk in a gravel road. Currently closed for tours due to renovation but still able to enjoy the outside and the views are amazing. A must see!

Thank Dawnelle B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

What a beautiful walk and gorgeous views! Lighthouse is under reconstruction, so couldn't get close, but it was a great stop!

Thank T F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Been a long time since I last visited. Much more people travel and now a paved trail to the lighthouse. Still one of my favorite lighthouse views. Just in the middle of a paint job right now. Still a day at a lighthouse is a...More

Thank Lanamamaomaha
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can someone give us a guideline as to the cost for staying at the North Head Lighthouse overnight? Thank you. Susan sherbsusanmerrill
6 September 2016|
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Response from Susieatthebeach | Property representative |
There are no accommodations at the North Head Lighthouse. Never have been. Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn 10 minutes away, however! My B&B! See our Trip Advisor listing!
Rick C
Is the lighthouse open for tours this weekend, July 3-5?
3 July 2015|
Response from mrbraae | Reviewed this property |
You'll probably need to check the website. It might still be under renovation.
Rick C
Is the lighthouse open so that you can go up in it?
2 July 2015|
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Response from Emily N | Reviewed this property |
When we visited, the light house was not open for tours.