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Cape Meares Lighthouse



Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is located 10 miles west of Tillamook, Oregon on the north end of the beautiful Three Capes Scenic Route. The park is open daily, throughout the year, from 7 am to dusk with no day use fee. 

Features within the park include Cape Meares Lighthouse, an informational kiosk, interesting viewpoints where visitors can view off-shore rocks for native birds and the annual whale migration, the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, nature trails, and the Octopus Tree, an Oregon Heritage Tree.

Cape Meares Lighthouse is open daily May thru September. Please be advised park may be closed during wind events. Hours subject to emergency closures. 



Hwy 131 - As you are driving south on Hwy 101,  turn right onto Hwy 131, previously Third St.   

Travel through the town of Netarts and continue on to Oceanside. Keep to the right as you near Oceanside and continue on Cape Meares Loop for 2 miles to the Lighthouse. 

Watch for signage along the way! 

Contact Cape Lookout State Park PHONE (503) 842-3182 for further information.

or visit OPRD Cape Meares State scenic Viewpoint website at OPRD.org

Hours of Operation


Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint & National Wildlife Refuge is open 365 days a year. 7 a.m. to dusk. 

 Admittance to Cape Meares Lighthouse is free. An Interpretive Gift Shop is located in the previous work room of the lighthouse and features items related to lighthouses, the sea, and souvenirs to remember your visit to Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint! 

The Lighthouse Gift Shop Hours: 

MONDAY.... closed



THURSDAY.....11:00-4:00 closed

FRIDAY.....11:00-4:00 closed

SATURDAY.....11:00-4:00 closed

SUNDAY.....11:00-4:00 closed


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department  725 Summer St. N.E. Suite C  Salem, OR 97301  (503) 986-0707 

Improvements to the Park!

NEW ADA Access!

NEW ADA Access

There is an addition of a new ADA access to the restrooms just off the parkiing lot. A nice wide path has been implemented for an easier means of approach.

Another improvement was the replacement of our Nature Signs along the trail. Come visit and enjoy these new features!

Work is on-going at the Lighthouse with spring cleaning of the fallen trees and overgrown shrubs as well. All to get ready for a new season for friends and visitors alike.

2018: The Cape Meares Lighthouse was newly repainted giving it a nice, fresh, applearance. See the above picture to the left


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Mailing address:

P.O. Box 262, Netarts, OR 97143,