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Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 3500 Cape Meares Loop Roop Rd., Tillamook, OR
Phone Number: +1 503-842-3182
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We were doing a lazy November coast trip to Oregon. Decided to check out the views and were amazed at this gem. A broad view of the beach southward. And the Octopus tree as well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Mukilteo, Washington
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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were doing a lazy November coast trip to Oregon. Decided to check out the views and were amazed at this gem. A broad view of the beach southward. And the Octopus tree as well. If you are a bird lover, it is a must with it's local seabird population. Nesting populations of Auks and merlets are a few.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike from the parking lot is steep downhill but there are a few viewpoints and it is worth the trip to see the lighthouse. The walk to the Octopus tree on the opposite side of the parking lot is short and easy walk through the woods.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a little bit of walking here but it is gorgeous. Lots of history as well. My favorite part is looking at the ocean crash into the hill side. Beautiful views.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop on the Three Capes Scenic Drive. Although it was raining, the area is beautiful with great views. Great walk to the lighthouse on a paved path. We tried to see as many lighthouses as we could on our Oregon coastal journey and this one was worth the stop. Relax and walk the paths to the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took little kids with us and it was the perfect short hike to the lighthouse. It was raining a lot but you could still see lots of bird and animal life all along the beautiful OR coast. If you are traveling around the area, stop by. Not a lot more than a beautiful view so don't expect to run the... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the drive. Lots of interpretive information. Easy paved trails to the lighthouse. Great views. Amazing seabirds.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the walk down to the lighthouse but that was a very steep walk back. If you have knee or hip problems be forewarned. Not much going on as the gift shop and lighthouse were both closed for the season. Did not make it to the octopus tree but pictures ensure a return trip to see it.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

First stop of the cape drive. Nice little info spot. Couple lookouts. Didn't see any wildlife though. Also a little lighthouse you can climb up. The Octopus tree is alright.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We enjoyed the stop here and walk to the lighthouse. There is quite a bit of walk from the parking area to the lighthouse itself - uphill and downhill... just and FYI!

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North Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

lighthouse can currently only be reached via Oceanside. About 8 miles west of Tillamook. Start with the octopus tree. It is amazing. then you trekked down to the lighthouse. Some great views of the ocean and beach. you can see whales if you come during the right season.

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