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North Head Lighthouse

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Address: Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Currently gated off

This is an easy walk to the lighthouse and has great views but there is construction currently going on and you are not able to get very close to the lighthouse at this time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
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Cape Meares, Oregon
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Cape Meares, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is an easy walk to the lighthouse and has great views but there is construction currently going on and you are not able to get very close to the lighthouse at this time.

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portland, oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Beautiful site. Discovery Pass required to park. Well worth the price to walk out to watch the birds nesting on the cliff or watch for the grey whales, dolphins and humpbacks!

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice lighthouse. Can't go inside, and they say it is under restoration. Good view of the coast. Very windy (bring a jacket). It is accessible from Long Beach via bike, 7 mile ride, on the Discovery Trail. One mile of this ride is quite hilly, we walked our bikes for part of it. Otherwise, a Washington Discover Pass or $10... More 

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Eastern Creek, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

My grandsons(2 & 6)loved the wild berries the grow a long the trail. The adults loved the history of the light houses

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

After seeing all the beautiful lighthouses along the Oregon Coast, I was surprised to see this one which looked sadly ignored. This lighthouse is beautiful, if it gets a paint over. It's easy access to walk here from the parking lot and it's a beautiful site. Would love to stay in one of those buildings near the lighthouse for a... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is the better of the 2 lighthouses in the park. Hands down. It's also more accessible. Glad we walked here as well as the path that lead to the overlook on the pacific.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Definitely take the time if you are visiting Cape Disappointment State Park to walk down to this scenic lighthouse and partake of the view!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

One of the easier lighthouses to see on the Oregon coast. Well paved road with a slight incline. I don't believe it's open but still worth the walk down for a picture.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The lighthouse is currently closed but the minute 10 walk here is nice and the grounds are pretty. The views of the coast are worth it.

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West Des Moines, IA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse is a quick and easy walk from the parking lot. The exterior is in rough shape so it's closed until next year. The view of the Pacific from here is quite impressive.

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