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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Stunning Views

Cape Meares has stunning views from the path to the lighthouse, the shortest on the Oregon Coast at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claudia C
Tualatin, Oregon
Not to be missed

We visited on a Sunday with nice weather, huge crowds, parking is an issue unless you arrive early... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cape Meares has stunning views from the path to the lighthouse, the shortest on the Oregon Coast at 38'. The path is a loop and not long but very steep on one side going down and very steep going up the other end of the...More

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday with nice weather, huge crowds, parking is an issue unless you arrive early. This is one of the nicest light houses I have been to. There was a nice couple doing tours and it was very interesting with some great...More

Thank Roddy66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved this lighthouse! It was just a tiny little one, the shortest on the coast. The view, the park and the lighthouse were so cool. While at the lighthouse a pod of whales came by and danced in the waves for a bit for...More

Thank Becky M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Able to climb inside the short tower, and get up close to the lens. Very nice, well maintained, grounds with wheel-chair friendly path around the lighthouse.

Thank beachboywantabe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive up to the point, but take note that the road gets narrow. Walk downhill to the lighthouse (which may or may not be open - wasn't for us but good photo op anyway) for beautiful views both ways along the coast. You can...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the lighthouse is beautiful in the late afternoon, and the view from the point is outstanding. The walk back up is moderately uphill, but you can stop and rest if needed, and take in the scenery. There are two paths to the...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here (From the south, its the end of the road until the washouts are fixed) and enjoyed the tour and scenery in the area. Also walked to the "Octopus Tree" Nice facility and friendly staff.

Thank RueterRD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I decided to take the loop Hwy that encompasses Cape Meares and Cape Kiwanda. Unfortunately the road is washed out, so you must backtrack a bit-- but all in all, who cares!! This was the best lighthouse campus of all that I've seen...More

1  Thank CM_G279
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a misty and windy day when we came here and that made for a mystical walk through the tall trees. The path that takes you to the lighthouse is on a slight slope so going down it is easy but walking back up...More

1  Thank Ralph T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No big deal. Not very interesting. Good restroom facilities though. Best part is it was free. Had to go and get a patch of the lighthouse cuz we're collecting them. I've seen better.

1  Thank pgamma
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Susan L
What are the hours of operation tomorrow, Feb 3,2016?
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
Is there a charge to go through the lighthouse?
11 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.
Nancy H
How far is the walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse as my husband uses a cane. Thanks!
14 March 2015|
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Response from TravelBuff517 | Reviewed this property |
GoogleMaps shows very good detail. Approx 300yds on blacktop with benches along the way. There is gradual but constant decline in elevation on way to lighthouse.