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Three Capes Scenic Drive

40 miles between Tillamook and Pacific City, OR 97141
+1 503-842-7525
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Though no longer a loop, we still enjoyed the drive from Pacific City as far as Cape Meares and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Kensington, CT
Definitely Should Include in Your Oregon Coastal Drive

Heading north on 101, the highway leaves the coast around Pacific City as it heads inland to... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Georgetown, Texas
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40 miles between Tillamook and Pacific City, OR 97141
+1 503-842-7525

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Though no longer a loop, we still enjoyed the drive from Pacific City as far as Cape Meares and than backtracked. Highlights for us were Pelican Pub, Haystack Rock, Cape Lookout and Cape Meares lighthouse though the latter was shrouded in fog. At the Cape...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Heading north on 101, the highway leaves the coast around Pacific City as it heads inland to Tillamook. There are many places on the Three Capes Drive that are worth a visit. There are the three Capes: Meares, Lookout, and Kiwanda. Each of these has...More

Thank NTSU1975
Reviewed 3 September 2017

First of all this is no longer an actual loop due to erosion of a portion of the highway to Cape Meares. There is some backtracking, but not bad. We stopped at the Cape Meares Lighthouse and and walked to the Octopus tree. The view...More

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

While heading south from Portland to Bandon Dunes we took a short detour on the Three Capes loop. Breathtaking. Well worth the time. Stop at as many vistas as you can. But be sure you hit the Lighthouse.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We love scenic drives - and this one is very pretty. Nice to see the three capes and to enjoy the scenery. We also stopped at the Cape Mears lighthouse while on the drive.

Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We went north to south and thoroughly enjoyed the drive. There are several waysides where you can pull off for a longer look at some gorgeous scenery. Cape Meares Park is definitely worth the walk to the lighthouse. And dinner at the Pelican Brewery will...More

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 2 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,...More

2  Thank glinda1
Reviewed 3 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....More

2  Thank FionaBell
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