Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

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Beach Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: No
Fee: None
Description
If you're looking for a pawsome spot to take in some incredible views, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is the place for you! Situated on what is known as the Three Capes Scenic Route on a portion of land which reaches 200 feet above sea level, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is a furrific sight to behold. One of Oregon's many dog-friendly parks, Fido is welcome to join you on the property's beach and three miles of hiking trails. Be sure to keep your best canine pal on a leash so as not to upset the local Oregon paw-lice. 


If a more leisurely stroll was what you had in mind, why not take your favorite furry friend for "walkies" on the one-mile walking trail which meanders through ancient spruce tree growth and highlights a natural local phenomenon which has been named the "Octopus Tree?"


There are lots of pawsitively awesome things for you to do at Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. You can visit a lighthouse whose origins date back to the 1890's, or stop by the Sallie Jacobsen Interpretive Kiosk to learn more about the wildlife and other natural features in the area. Be sure to pack all of the things you and your best canine pal might need for a pawrific day of beachside fun, including food, water, and clean up bags. Bathrooms for public use are available on the premises. 

In the winter and spring months, you just might luck out as you two are lounging on the beach and see whales during their seasonal migration. In the summer, you may catch a glimpse of seals and even sea lions; each of whom is sometimes evidenced by their mournful wails. This beach and set of trails is also a natural habitat for many types of nesting birds including murres. Just be careful that Fido doesn't disturb any of the wildlife that makes this area its home. 

Most Oregon state parks encourage Fido to romp their beaches without a leash, but you must be pawsitive that he always comes when he is called; otherwise, he is best to stay on lead. 

Looking for a pawsitively amazing beach to visit? Bring Fido and the whole family on a day trip to the Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint! 

Address
Bayshore Dr & Cape Meares Lighthouse Dr
Tillamook, OR 97141
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Address
Bayshore Dr & Cape Meares Lighthouse Dr
Tillamook, OR 97141
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset