We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Head Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
Review Highlights

The lighthouse and the 2 keepers houses are an easy walk from the parking area. The houses are... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Vancouver, Washington
via mobile
Man if you have never been to the Washington Coast...this is a great start!!!

Remembering the family that lived at the lighthouse when I was a kid...great memories. You too... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Div M
Read all 146 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“parking lot” (19 reviews)
“an easy walk” (9 reviews)
“short walk” (10 reviews)
Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
Write a Review
Reviews (146)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The lighthouse and the 2 keepers houses are an easy walk from the parking area. The houses are available to rent and would accommodate a large family group. The view from the lighthouse is worth the trip

Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Remembering the family that lived at the lighthouse when I was a kid...great memories. You too will create some special times.

Thank Div M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice short hike to lighthouse but the state is still repairing so you can only get close. Pretty overlook definitely worth the trip if you are any where close. Dog friendly just leash and pick up and it's a good walk even for old dogs...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Did not realize this was available to the public. You enter a parking lot and then can walk a short distance to the light house or the road in front of the lighthouse. We were able to watch the Coast Guard practice working the waves.

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Short easy relatively flat walk to the well worn lighthouse. Whilst you can't get right up to it, it is still worth the walk.

Thank fnqfamily
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This lighthouse, although it may be a little drab and worn, is really neat to see. The walk to get to it is pretty short and easy from the parking lot so I'd say it's good for families and beginners.

Thank kelseight
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Plenty of parking. Short walking distance to the lighthouse. Easy to get to. Bring your camera. Lots of photo opportunities. Beautiful Ocean views. Glad we went.

Thank Beachie13
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The short half mile hike to go see this very old lighthouse which it appears that they're starting to work on it and restore it to its original looks what a great day beautiful wind was blowing like crazy but all in all it is...More

Thank worldtravler83
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

So windy today, about blew us away. Nice easy stroll to the light house. And very nice view of North Jetty.

Thank BrooksHaines
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Just a short hop over the Pacific ocean by bridge from Oregon to visit a stoic lighthouse called North Head. This lighthouse was used to guide ships to the Columbia River mouth. A short walk to a beautiful scene. This lighthouse overlooking the ocean is...More

Thank Shuanna G
Nearby Restaurants
Salt Pub
20 reviews
3.01 km away
The Depot Restaurant
331 reviews
3.89 km away
The Lost Roo
706 reviews
5.03 km away
OleBob's Seafood Market and Galley Restaurant
111 reviews
3.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cape Disappointment State Park
351 reviews
1.90 km away
Skookum Surf Co.-Day Classes
8 reviews
4.61 km away
North Coast Antique
6 reviews
4.52 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can someone give us a guideline as to the cost for staying at the North Head Lighthouse overnight? Thank you. Susan sherbsusanmerrill
6 September 2016|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Susieatthebeach | Property representative |
There are no accommodations at the North Head Lighthouse. Never have been. Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn 10 minutes away, however! My B&B! See our Trip Advisor listing!
Rick C
Is the lighthouse open for tours this weekend, July 3-5?
4 July 2015|
Response from mrbraae | Reviewed this property |
You'll probably need to check the website. It might still be under renovation.
Rick C
Is the lighthouse open so that you can go up in it?
2 July 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Emily N | Reviewed this property |
When we visited, the light house was not open for tours.