Garibaldi, Oregon

The coastal town, Garibaldi offers never ending attractions. Discover the scenic sites and points of interest, learn about the history of Garibaldi and the surrounding area by visiting the museum or take a tour of nearby Cape Meares Lighthouse, explore one of the many beautiful state parks and recreational sites, take a drive along Three Capes Scenic Loop or the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, and of course play on the beach where you can enjoy a variety of activities. Explore this page to find what to see while visiting this seaside town.


Cape Meares Lighthouse. Located 10 miles west of Tillamook. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.469878 N; -123.968901 W.

Museums and Exhibits

Garibaldi Museum. 112 Garibaldi Avenue, Garibaldi, OR 97118. Phone: 503-322-8411. E-mail

National Forest

Siuslaw National Forest. Hebo Ranger District: 31525 Highway 22, PO Box 235, Hebo, OR 97122. Phone: 503-392-5100, Fax: 503-392-5143.

Hebo Ranger District covers the area from Newport to Tillamook. Points of interest include the scenic Three Cape Scenic Loop and beautiful headlands that provide stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the sand dunes at Sand Lake Recreation Area, ORV riding, camping and hiking. The diverse landscape features farmland and rolling hills, and dunes and a lush, green forest.

Scenic Byways

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Beginning in Astoria and traveling south to Brookings, this byway follows the entire scenic coastline along Highway 101. Experience the stunning scenery of the Pacific Ocean while discovering the charming coastal towns, lighthouses, aquariums, museums and other points of interest on your journey. Allow 10 to 12 hours driving time for the 363 mile (584.2km) scenic tour.

Scenic Sites

Munson Creek Falls. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.365364 N; -123.804079 W.

Walk the short trail leading to the stunning Munson Creek Falls. Standing at 319 feet, this is the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range. Breathe the scent of ancient western red cedar and Sitka Spruce trees. Late fall through winter you can watch the waters for spawning salmon.

Three Capes Scenic Loop
This 40 mile drive begins in Pacific City, and takes you to Cape Kiwanda State Park which offers stunning views of the coastline including Haystack Rock. Continuing on the winding road leads to Cape Lookout State Park where hiking trails and scenic viewpoints are located. The last part of the loop passes through Netarts Bay onto Cape Meares State Park where you can tour Cape Meares Lighthouse and hike to the famous Octopus Tree.

State Parks

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.21559 N; -123.9697 W.

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Kiwanda is the smallest of the three but offers spectacular wave action. This is an ideal location for hang gliding and kite flying. Enjoy scenic viewpoints, beach access and wildlife viewing. Other recreation includes hiking trails and fishing.

Cape Lookout State Park. 4293 Highway 101, Tillamook, OR 97141. Phone: 503-842-4981; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.36682 N; -123.962148 W.

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Lookout is located between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean on a sand spit. This is a pet-friendly park offering amazing ocean views with easy beach access. Over 8 miles of trails wind through a lush old-growth forest. For shorter hikes, take the nature trail that provides close-up views of native tree and plants with number markers.

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. 4108 Highway 101, Tillamook, OR 97141. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.469878 N; -123.968901 W.

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint features an 1890's Cape Meares lighthouse that you can tour, hiking and walking trails through old growth spruce trees including the "Octopus Tree". Viewing migrating whales is possible in the winter and spring.

Nehalem Bay State Park. Located off Highway 101, 3 miles south of Manzanita Junction at 9500 Sandpiper Lane, Nehalem, OR, 97131. Phone: 503-368-5154; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.70948; -123.936526.

Nehalem Bay Park is situated between the bay and the ocean on a 4 mile long sand spot. Walk over the sand dunes for your beach activities such as beach combing where you may find shells and agates. Take in the stunning view of the bay via the bike path. This is a pet friendly facility.

Oswald West State Park. Located off Highway 101, 10 miles south of Cannon Beach. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.775274; -123.945556.

Oswald has a secluded sandy beach and miles of hiking trails including 13 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail. Cape Falcon and Neah-kah-nie Mountain are two headlands offering more hikes with stunning scenery.

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