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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

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Great trip with easy hikes!

The walk is easy and the views beautiful. Have been several times taking friends and family. Well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Girl's weekend

Beautiful and uncrowded during off season. It was high tide which made the views even better. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Washington
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3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk is easy and the views beautiful. Have been several times taking friends and family. Well worth it - take a picnic lunch if weather and temps permit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanZ000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and uncrowded during off season. It was high tide which made the views even better. We got quite wet due to rain but still worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MSells
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk from the parking lot to view this incredible lighthouse. All the lighthouses on the Oregon Coast are awe inspiring. Beautiful with the new paint job. Didn’t encounter the ghost...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura P
Reviewed 15 January 2019

The Cape Meares Lighthouse is a fun stop along the Oregon Coast that affords very pretty views of the coastline and a very interesting octopus tree nearby (serious, it's nuts). The lighthouse is very small and is easily accessible and the area around the lighthouse...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Python574
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Stopped here and saw the lighthouse and octopus tree. The lighthouse was closed, but still a cool piece of history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank beckyr772
Reviewed 8 January 2019

This is a beautiful area with well-maintained hiking paths. My only complaint is that the restrooms are closed in winter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wberry429
Reviewed 5 January 2019

We were driving up the coast and decided to randomely stop at this lighthouse. The views were incredible and the informational plaques on the way taught us something that day. It was pretty windy at the light but if you can deal with the cold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LandonFlynn
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Dramatic cliff views of the ocean and islands. Perfect tiny light-house with original-style prisms. Don't miss the Octopus tree past the rest-rooms. It's unique. Find the end of the road, here.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mindy C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This non-operational lighthouse is relatively small, as in height that is open to the public during the summer. Besides the lighthouse, numerous trails allow you to explore the surrounding area. This area also affords great views of cliffside nesting birds and during the season whale...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I refer to this lighthouse as the dopey lighthouse as it is very short. If I remember right it's only about 6 steps to the top but inside is currently closed for winter season. There is no fee to visit and a short hike to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank hazellehaz
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7 August 2017|
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Response from SonnyJackson69 | Reviewed this property |
The Parking lot and grounds and the lower level of the Lighthouse are all Handicap Accessible...however, the upper levels of the lighthouse, because of the nature of how they are constructed involves the use of a narrow... More
Susan L
3 February 2016|
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Response from Razduck | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what times the area opens and closes. In the Winter months I would assume that it would be during daylight hours, probably 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. My wife and I went to Shore Acres State Park last weekend in the... More
12 June 2015|
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Response from melody r | Reviewed this property |
no charge for this location. it is not always open to enter as it is ran by volunteers. the summer months it is open more frequently as it is tourist season in the area.