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Cape Meares State Park Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 77 photos

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

Cape Meares State Park is in Tillamook County. This view is from the Scenic Viewpoint. This is also a wildlife refuge. I had my first view of a Peregrine Falcon flying here from the rocks in the picture.
As with all Oregon beaches and parks there is no charge to enjoy the beauty found here.
There is also an interpretive center here for orientation about the whale migration on the Pacific Coast.

Cape Meares Lighthouse

This lighthouse is the shortest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.
It is 38 feet off the ground. They have free admission into the lighthouse and the gift shop.

Inside the Lighthouse

There is quite a bit of good information inside about the Cape Meares Lighthouse. The giftshop has very nice things to look at and purchase for souviners. I'm not too much of a shopper but I did buy a nice tote bag here with a picture of the lighthouse on it. The procedes of the sales go to protect the lighthouse and the wildlife refuge.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:All the beaches on the Oregon Coasts are open to the public
  • Cons:Short summer season
  • In a nutshell:Some of the most beautiful country on earth.
  • Last visit to Cape Meares State Park: Aug 1997
  • Intro Updated Aug 10, 2005
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  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    Unfortunately this lighthouse was shot up pretty badly by vandals in January. Parts are repaired but they have closed off public access to the area around the light inside.

  • ZanieOR's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2005 at 9:46 AM

    Cape Meares is a neat place to visit, isn't it? Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Oregon coast.

  • FinePickens's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2005 at 6:56 PM

    Which to cross and which to burn, that's quite profound. Maybe it's later than I think? Congratulations on being a teacher, from a retired teacher.

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 2:26 PM

    We have been here twice with our 5th wheel, but we missed the Cheese Factory. I'll have to remember it for next time. I agreed with all your tips.


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