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Address: 40 miles between Tillamook and Pacific City, OR 97141
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+1 503-842-7525

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The entire drive is beautiful!

What a beautiful scenic drive this is. You actually make a loop and where ever you drive there are so many breathtaking spots to take pictures from that it is unreal!. We saw... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon L

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful scenic drive this is. You actually make a loop and where ever you drive there are so many breathtaking spots to take pictures from that it is unreal!. We saw seals, we saw these picturesque small houses among huge trees like a Christmas village laid out against a mountain. The beach at the foot of these houses... More 

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

such a lovely drive and well worth the extra time to take this scenic route, whether or not you get out of the car and enjoy the various capes and recreational areas.

Thank Gabrandall
Beaverton, Oregon
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151 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

40 miles of peaceful, back county well maintained road is a real gem. I photograph old homesteads, barns, outbuildings, etc as a hobby & found several. But the drive has something for just about everyone: spectacular scenery, dunes, ocean views, hiking, small towns, state/county parks, coastal geology, and more. This is shunpiking at its best. The Capes are Kiwanda, Meares,... More 

1 Thank glinda1
Royal Oak, Michigan
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We drove from north to south starting in Astoria. There are no bad views and it's a great drive. Our one goof was not paying better attention to the road closure when you drive from the north to take the loop up to Cape Meares. You can't get there, it's completely blocked. Instead, you have to act like you're driving... More 

2 Thank FionaBell
Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I did the 3 Capes drive while driving from Tillamook to Lincoln City. Each "stop" offered varied and beautiful views, which you can also say about a lot of points on the Oregon coast. It was a beautiful scenic drive since I was heading south anyway, but they weren't my favorite places on the coast, except for Cape Kiwanda that... More 

Thank Karen H
Del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great views of the 3 Capes. Walked down hill to the beach and took photos and drove thru the area. Definitely worth a side trip to see...drive on the coastal roads as much as possible as opposed to only on highway 101.

Thank Travelin M
Rockaway Beach, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The 3 Capes Scenic Drive is a must do for any visitor. Whether it's one way or round trip, it's an easy part day drive with spectacular views and interesting sights. The highlights are the Cape Mears Lighthouse and The Octopus Tree.

Thank Matt M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Cape Kiwanda, Lookout & Meares, you need time to drive the entire distance and then spend some time at each but its well worth, different types of beauty, with each state park offering something different to each other.

1 Thank TeamWard
New York, NY
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Each of the three capes offers amazing views of the coast from different perspetives - and are a very efficient way to get a feel for the beauty of the Oregon coast if you don't have a lot of time. We only had one day to drive up the coast before heading back to Portland, and found that we could... More 

4 Thank Lusophone
Festus MO
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We took the short route because we didn't know the road ended at Cape Meares. Nonetheless, the views at the Cape were breathtaking!

Thank daisy5674

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