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Trip Planner: USA / Oregon / Oregon Coast / Tillamook / Cape Meares Lighthouse
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. See Cape Meares Lighthouse and all Tillamook has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tillamook trip itinerary builder website.
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If you love lighthouses then this is the place for you. It's a short walk so bring your comfortable walking shoes, and don't forget your camera!
If you love lighthouses then this is the place for you. It's a short walk so bring your comfortable walking shoes, and don't forget your camera! more »
The lighthouse is a short walk through the evergreens from the parking area - the path approaches the lighthouse from the top, which was surprising. We could inspect the historic Fresnel lens up...
The lighthouse is a short walk through the evergreens from the parking area - the path approaches the lighthouse from the top, which was surprising. We could inspect the historic Fresnel lens up... more »
Beautiful weather and awesome views! Took us through Oceanside to get there. We weren’t able to go up into the tower, but cute little shop inside and really nice view points. Don’t forget the Octopus Tree! Dog friendly!
What a beautiful majestic area. The old growth trees are cool to see and the views are amazing! What a great piece of history and scenery. As an Oregon native and resident I am still always surprised by the beauty we have all around us.
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