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North Head Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Great location

This lighthouse, although it may be a little drab and worn, is really neat to see. The walk to get... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Seattle, Washington
Worth seeing...beautiful scenery...

Plenty of parking. Short walking distance to the lighthouse. Easy to get to. Bring your camera... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Manchester Washington
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This lighthouse, although it may be a little drab and worn, is really neat to see. The walk to get to it is pretty short and easy from the parking lot so I'd say it's good for families and beginners.

Thank kelseight
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Plenty of parking. Short walking distance to the lighthouse. Easy to get to. Bring your camera. Lots of photo opportunities. Beautiful Ocean views. Glad we went.

Thank Beachie13
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The short half mile hike to go see this very old lighthouse which it appears that they're starting to work on it and restore it to its original looks what a great day beautiful wind was blowing like crazy but all in all it is...More

Thank worldtravler83
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

So windy today, about blew us away. Nice easy stroll to the light house. And very nice view of North Jetty.

Thank BrooksHaines
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Just a short hop over the Pacific ocean by bridge from Oregon to visit a stoic lighthouse called North Head. This lighthouse was used to guide ships to the Columbia River mouth. A short walk to a beautiful scene. This lighthouse overlooking the ocean is...More

Thank Shuanna G
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Two routes (trails) to the lighthouse or a loop. The one to the left is gravel and is the most direct route to the lighthouse which is fenced off for repairs. Still well worth the view and walk. If you continue on the path becomes...More

Thank Helen223
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The hike to the lighthouse was beautiful and we were surprised to see it staffed and working! We poked our heads in to check out the equipment!

Thank Toothfairy311
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you're not capable of hiking to the Cape Disappointment lighthouse, go here instead. The trail is short and easy and ends in a good view of the coast. I also recommend the other short trail that comes off the same parking lot, which takes...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Lighthouse is reached by a short, slightly downhill, paved trail. When we were there lighthouse was closed off, due to restoration work, but it was still worth the walk just for the view. On the way down to the light you will pass the keepers...More

Thank OleSmokey63
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The walk to this Lighthouse is much shorter and less steep than getting to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Ample parking; will need a Discover Pass or pay for parking. Beautiful walk through very tall fir trees and grasses with several nice views of the ocean...More

Thank Cindy D
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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
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
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.