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Cape Meares Lighthouse. 10 miles west of Tillamook.
Coast Scenic Byway - Oregon
Starts in Astoria and continues south to Brookings. Length: 363 miles; 584.2 km. Time to Allow: 12 hours.
Capes Scenic Loop
35-mile byway off Highway 101 between Tillamook and Pacific City starting at Cape Kiwanda and continuing along Cape Meares and Cape Lookout.
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: Lat: 45.21559 N; Long: -123.9697 W.
Cape Lookout State Park. Located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean. Phone: 503-842-4981; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: Lat: 45.36682 N; Long: -123.962148 W.
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: Lat: 45.469878 N; Long: -123.968901 W.
Creek State Natural Area. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: Lat: 45.365364 N;
Long: -123.804079 W.
Munson Creek Falls and hiking trails.
Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: Lat: 45.461173 N; Long: -123.970468 W.
The Octopus Tree
Located in Cape Meares State Park, the octopus tree is an old growth spruce tree with branches growing like massive tentacles.
Meares National Wildlife Refuge
Located along the Three Capes Scenic Route approximately ten miles west of the town of Tillamook. Established in 1938 to protect coastal old growth forest. Huge sitka spruce and western hemlock, some over 200 feet tall and hundreds of years old, provide habitat for federally threatened bird species, including bald eagles.
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