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Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook

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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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  • Turns out the lighthouse is not that exciting. But the octopus tree is pretty cool and the views are really spectacular. 
    Turns out the lighthouse is not that exciting. But the octopus tree is pretty cool and the views are really spectacular.  more »
  • Beautiful sunny day for a visit. Not what most would call a typical lighthouse but its uniqueness make it a good visit. The views from lighthouse and trails are well worth the visit. 
    Beautiful sunny day for a visit. Not what most would call a typical lighthouse but its uniqueness make it a good visit. The views from lighthouse and trails are well worth the visit.  more »
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  • This is a great spot that separates Tillamook Bay from the Pacific. It combines wildlife and bird refuge, lighthouse safety for sailors and lush forest. The walking paths are great even though steep with substantial elevation change.
  • This is one of the best lighthouses on the coast. Be sure to check out all the great displays on the wildlife as you walk down, and check out the Octopus Tree nearby too.

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