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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

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Good place to visit if you are into lighthouses

The place can get a little difficult to reach - the road to the lighthouse area was closed so we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
The largest and smallest lighthouse in he Oregon coast

The views from the parking lot to the lighthouse were fantastic. There are two paths you can take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Olena S
Orange Park, Florida
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  • Average5%
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3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place can get a little difficult to reach - the road to the lighthouse area was closed so we had to go around 13 miles to make a full circle and come to the lighthouse from the other side. Unfortunately, owing to its remote...More

Thank RD789
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The views from the parking lot to the lighthouse were fantastic. There are two paths you can take and we took one one way in the Forrest area and going back along the coast overlooking amazing views, sea bird nesting sites and ea lions. THe...More

Thank Olena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying up at Netarts bay we took a quick day trip up to the Cape Mears lighthouse. There were a few nice places to look out over the ocean and walk back through all the trees (the Octopus tree was a fun one to...More

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cape Meares State Park is a beautiful and scenic park. The lighthouse is at the end of Cape Meares and has a panoramic over the Pacific Ocean. The lighthouse is pretty small, but you can go inside and take a tour (during the summer season)....More

Thank Andrey N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice place to stop and stretch our legs while seeing some beautiful scenery. I always find it peaceful to stop at the many lighthouses along the way.

Thank KonaLover09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The air is a little cooler than in Portland and the ride is lovely. The Octopus tree is really cool to see, and naturalists had telescopes set up to show the birds nesting on the rocky coast. The light house is tiny and not much...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful lighthouse that claims to be the smallest. It' really neat. Free tours and beautiful views. Short hike a paved trail to get to it.

Thank ElConquistador000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short hike to a great lighthouse. Beautiful ocean views great hiking and bird viewing platform on the wooded coast

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cape Meares has the best of both coasts - a New England-like craggy coastline full of fragrant pines, combined with the dramatic sea stacks of Oregon. What makes it even more unique is the charming lighthouse in the center of the point. Explore the paths...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after spending some time in Pacific City. Hiked up to see the Octopus tree, then down to see the lIghthouse. We did not tour the lighthouse but enjoyed looking around outside - such a compact lighthouse.Then hiked up a different path and...More

Thank Suzy R
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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 Richard Z | 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.