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The Monday Morning Blues

Posted by Jody on March 11, 2013

Cape Meres Lighthouse, Tillamook County, Oregon

Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook County, Oregon

The Cape Meares Lighthouse was built in 1889. Commissioned on January 1, 1890, the tower is the shortest lighthouse on Oregon’s Pacific coast. It stands only 38 feet high! That’s because this beacon is situated on a headland that rises 200 feet above the ocean. It’s a bit of a drive from Tillamook to Cape Meares but it’s well worth the time. The views from the lighthouse are outstanding!

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.  The trail head to the Big Spruce, Oregon’s largest Sitka Spruce, is located near the park entrance. 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. A picnic area that can accommodate small groups is located adjacent to the parking area plus picnic tables are situated in the center of the parking circle. More information: Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge

Another helpful link: Oregon State Parks



8 Responses to “The Monday Morning Blues”

  1. Wonderful post Jodi. Definitely a place I hope to visit after reading this post. Thank you!

  2. mithriluna said

    Great picture! I love lighthouses!

  3. petit4chocolatier said


  4. Marianne said

    How awesome that must be to see the view from there. I had a wonderful dream once about approaching a lighthouse. It was on my left and the sea to my right. The dream exuded a wonderful feeling.

    • Jody said

      Lovely! It really is a gorgeous piece of the Oregon Coast. Actually, I can’t think of anywhere on the coast that isn’t spectacular!

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