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North Head Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Spectacular view of the ocean

It's just a short walk to the lighthouse for an incredible view. This time of year it's pretty cold... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Cape Disappointment: Not disappointing!*Fabulous highlands trail and 2 historic lighthouses

This is a place not to be missed, a must do sightseeing venture while in Astoria ,OR. Accessible... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laguna Niguel, California
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a short walk to the lighthouse for an incredible view. This time of year it's pretty cold and the wind was crazy so dress warm. Unfortunately you can't go inside the lighthouse at this time, but it's still well worth the visit.

Thank RNrachael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place not to be missed, a must do sightseeing venture while in Astoria ,OR. Accessible from Astoria Oregon cruise ship terminal, just rent a car and drive 20 minutes north across the Columbia River Bridge into Washington State to historic "Cape Disappointment"....More

Thank TradingPlaces4fun
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We visited here many years ago and enjoyed this stop but this time, it was under construction. There is ample parking and a very nice tree lined trail some some interesting historical markers and the lighthouse would have been impressive if it wasn't surrounded by...More

Thank Penny E
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Under construction and is fenced in but you can still walk up there and get great pictures and views you can park close by or walk 1.8 miles down and back to get a great work out in.

Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 22 November 2017

It is under construction but stands proudly still. An easy walk for all ages. You can admire the ocean and take in the Pacific breeze.

Thank travel_d2026
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Of the two lighthouses at Cape Disappointment state park, this one is easier to access by foot. The path is wider and well maintained, easy stroll down a gentle slope. The other lighthouse, Cape Disappointment Lighthouse requires walking on a narrower hiking trail. We visited...More

1  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Still closed for construction but scaffolding removed yesterday so there was still photo opportunities. Easy to walk to. Went from sunny to foggy in minutes. Beautiful.

1  Thank plundastoria
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This lighthouse is more easily accessable than the nearby Cape Disapointment lighthouse. You can drive up to within about a quarter mile of the structure and then walk out to take in the views. Most of the lighthouse was under scaffolding undergoing restoration when we...More

Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

When we came it was extremely foggy but it gives you an idea why lighthouses are still needed. Also when we came this lighthouse was under construction / remodeling . So again not the best time to see it but it still was worth it.

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is a nice place to walk. It was under going some rehab when we were there so you couldn't go inside. Enjoyed seeing birds on the way there.

Thank bikeco
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6 September 2016|
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Response from kathyb1214 | Reviewed this property |
The keepers' house on the light house grounds is available to rent by the night. You can contact the Washington State Parks department to reserve. I believe the fees are between $250 to $400 per night. It is a beautiful... More
Rick C
3 July 2015|
Response from mrbraae | Reviewed this property |
You'll probably need to check the website. It might still be under renovation.
Rick C
2 July 2015|
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Response from Emily N | Reviewed this property |
When we visited, the light house was not open for tours.