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Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook

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Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
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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  • Spectacular scenic coastal point. The lighthouse structure is short and stubby similar to the one at Point Reyes in California as both are high on a cliff and don’t need to be tall. The actual...  more »
  • Definitely worth the visit. There’s a nice paved trail to the light house from the parking lot. I’d say you’d need to be able-bodied to do this trail. It’s steep enough that a person in wheelchair or....  more »
  • We had the greatest time ever. The guide was so wonderful and described the story behind the lighthouse and it's construction. He knew so much and his eloquence was captivating. My kids enjoyed it and I was utterly enthralled. So beautiful, such craftsmanship. If you haven't the time, make time because this facility is one of the absolute best. Wait for the tour because the it is over the top wonderful.
  • Awesome views! Also the staff was very nice and told the historical side of the lighthouse. It is a giant hill to trek up and down but it is worth it. They have a gift shop at the bottom with lots of cool souvenirs.

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