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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

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This non-operational lighthouse is relatively small, as in height that is open to the public during... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
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I refer to this lighthouse as the dopey lighthouse as it is very short. If I remember right it's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hazel W
Humble, Texas
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3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
+1 503-842-3182
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This non-operational lighthouse is relatively small, as in height that is open to the public during the summer. Besides the lighthouse, numerous trails allow you to explore the surrounding area. This area also affords great views of cliffside nesting birds and during the season whale...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I refer to this lighthouse as the dopey lighthouse as it is very short. If I remember right it's only about 6 steps to the top but inside is currently closed for winter season. There is no fee to visit and a short hike to...More

Thank Hazel W
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Come to the light house from Oceanside, OR. The rd will state it is closed but it’s closed after the park. The north way to the light house is closed due the road being washed out. The rough road isn’t but a few miles, the...More

Thank Dee H
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We drove up here, coming from Cape Lookout. The road past Cape Meares is completely closed untill further notice. There is a parking lot near the viewpoints and the lighthouse. On the platform of the largest viewpoint there were 2 people from the birdwatching society...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

This place was worth finding We drove one day the north coast road only to find road closed signs. We asked many in town and they said the road to there had been closed a couple years. Well next day we see a road going...More

Thank rtfax
Reviewed September 24, 2018

It's quite a ways out of town. We parked and then walked on some of the trails. It has a lighthouse of course. Places to look out at the ocean. Very nice place. There is also a trail to an octopus tree, a sitca spruce...More

Thank merinski
Reviewed September 22, 2018

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 September 19, 2018 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 September 16, 2018 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 September 5, 2018

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
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August 6, 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
February 3, 2016|
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Response from Razduck | 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
June 11, 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.