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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  • The from the lighthouse is spectacular if the weather is good. It is a short downhill walk to the lighthouse on pavement. There are paved walks below as well with benches along the way. Like most plac...  more »
  • When we arrived here, we saw the lookout first. It was splendid! What a great coastline with mountains and the wild ocean. We took several pictures. What a nice panorama of the beach and the ocean. Th...  more »
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  • The smallest lighthouse in Oregon is certainly worth a visit. Follow the trail from the parking lot. Great views! Unfortunately we missed the guided tour and the shop was closed too in early March.
  • Arrived here early on a crisp Sunday morning and had the park to myself. So peaceful with breathtaking views of the ocean, cliffs, and the charming little lighthouse. The nearby Octopus Tree was a lovely sight, too.

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