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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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Hard to find, but well worth the visit for the lighthouse and wildlife observation spot

Finding the Cape Meares Lighthouse site is a challenge, now that an important northern section of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
saw a whale!

The views are fabulous. There are several different areas where you can stop for the views... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Finding the Cape Meares Lighthouse site is a challenge, now that an important northern section of the once-circular loop road has been closed to traffic. The site is accessible now only from the south, requiring a poorly-marked detour on the Three Capes Loop road (after...More

Thank Projournalist
Reviewed 2 days ago

The views are fabulous. There are several different areas where you can stop for the views. Wasn't too impressed with the lighthouse or the tour (ended up leaving the tour while in progress because there was a bad smell). Very narrow stairs. As we were...More

Thank mac6811
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were driving down the coast and were planning to stop at the lighthouse for sunset pictures. Our map shows a road going around the entire cape and our plan was to drive the loop clockwise from Tillamook. That was a lucky choice because when...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery in every direction! We were all so glad that we took the time to visit this wonderful place last week while vacationing at Netarts Bay.

Thank LynninNM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lovely location. Plenty of lookouts. Bathrooms available but not next to the lighthouse. The lighthouse tour is okay. Not a whole lot of room to accommodate giving a tour since the lighthouse is so small. Definitely worth a stop if only for the lookout...More

Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Portland and wanted to visit the beach so we decided on visiting this lighthouse. It was easy to find and in a great location. Docent was very knowledgeable.

Thank southerncaligirl72
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire coast was shrouded in fog the day of our visit, but we took the short loop walk down to the lighthouse where we had a nice view of the rocky coastline.

Thank westie2
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Tillamook or Cape Lookout State Park, this a must to see. It's about 10 miles from either but we'll worth the drive. Towards the fall through winter, they are only opened certain days. Ask at the campground and they can tell...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's the short hike to the lighthouse, whale-watching, or views of the wildlife in the area, this is a must see on the coast. Even the scenic drive to do so is well worth your time. For hikers, travel down to the lighthouse, up...More

Thank Patriciaish
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there too late to go inside the lighthouse, but it's beautiful from the outside, and the views of the surrounding ocean and cliffs are gorgeous. It's also a short walk to the octopus tree which was pretty cool.

Thank ketah777
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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.