Cape Meares

The sleepy village of Cape Meares is tucked along the northern side of the Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Meares State Park. This small, but impressive park is home to both the shortest lighthouse and the largest Sitka Spruce in Oregon. Its viewpoints overlooking the Pacific Ocean are known as a prime whale-watching spots during migration seasons. This area is also a favorite nesting ground for sea birds, including the Common Murre, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. It is home to the “Octopus tree,” once featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and was a Native American meeting place.

This village has spectacular and secluded beaches, spanning many miles, and is a perfect location for beach combing, kite flying, camp fires and storm watching. The beach borders the Bay Ocean Spit, separating Tillamook Bay from the ocean, and offers mile and miles of hiking trails among forested sand dunes.

A ten minute drive to the nearby cities of Oceanside and Tillamook offer all the dining and shopping options of a larger coastal town. Some great, rainy-day activities are nearby, such as wine tasting at the Blue Heron French Cheese Factory, cheese tasting and tours at the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory, and airplane buffs should not miss visiting the Tillamook Air Museum.

Featured activities

  • Kayak Tillamook County

    PO Box 1270
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    503-866-4808

    Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.

Featured Events

  • Friends of Music Concert Series (Sundays)

    102 Park Ave.
    Seventh Day Adventist Church
    Brookings, Oregon
    541-469-7625
    September 3, 2017 - May 20, 2018

    Monthly chamber music concerts.

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  • Gold Beach Rocks

    94080 Shirley Ln.
    Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    (541)247-7526
    January 1 - December 31, 2018

    A whole new experience with #goldbeachROCKS! You can create your own memory or leave a treasure for someone else to find. Gold Beach Rocks Art kits are available at local merchants. Don’t forget to #goldbeachROCKS!

    • Arts and Crafts
    • Hide and Find
    • #goldbeachROCKS!

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  • Brookings Harbor Farmers Market

    15786 Hwy 101 South
    Brookings, Oregon 97415
    (541)469-3181
    January 6 - December 29, 2018

    Open every Saturday, year-round. Farmer’s Market featuring fresh locally-grown produce and other food items as well as crafts and other wares.

Featured Deals

  • Be a Storm Watcher

    Schedule your visit in conjunction with the winter storms on the southern coast, stay two nights and get the third night free with our already reduced rates of $130 a night. Receive a complimentary rain poncho with an Agate bag for your agate treasure hunting. Hot breakfast will be served every morning to get you ready to face the wild storms of the mighty Pacific.

  • Stay and Play Golf Package – River House Inn

    Package includes an overnight stay and 18 Holes of golf for two at Sandpines Golf Links. The River House Inn has a perfect location on the beautiful Siuslaw River in Old Town Florence. Just a 5 minute drive takes you to Sandpines Golf Links, named the "#1 Public Golf Course in America" by Golf Digest Magazine when the course opened in 1993.

  • Helicopter Tour Package – Three Rivers Casino Resort

    When you choose the Apex Helicopter Tour package, you can take in the beauty of the Oregon Coast with an unbeatable bird’s eye view. Apex Helicopters offers a safe, unforgettable experience for Oregon Coast visitors. Choose between several options including 20- or 40-mile tours, and head either north or south from Florence. When you touch back down, wind down in your deluxe hotel room, grab…

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