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North Head Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Foggy place

When we came it was extremely foggy but it gives you an idea why lighthouses are still needed. Also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna G
via mobile
Nice walk

This is a nice place to walk. It was under going some rehab when we were there so you couldn't go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manitou Springs CO
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (22 reviews)
“an easy walk” (9 reviews)
“short walk” (10 reviews)
Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Humpback whales are supposed to be in the area, but I didn't see any. The lighthouse is about 1/3 mile to the lighthouse from the parking lot. Very strong winds. Late afternoon is not a good time for pictures.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk out to the lighthouse is reasonably easy. The views from the lighthouse area and from along the trail are beautiful. They have a little gift shop as well that is fairly close to the parking lot.

Thank SLPlovesPE42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse itself is currently under construction/being renovated. That said, it's a pretty view down a short little trail from the parking lot. Worth stopping by to see the point.

Thank djstatick
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Only giving three dots because the light house cannot be reached due to construction, but you can get pretty close. The hike itself and views are still worth it thought. The only thing is the informational signs along the way are beginning to get very...More

Thank Jerry X
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Very easy walk to the lighthouse, but unfortunately it is currently under restoration and covered with scaffolding. The views of the coast are well worth the hike. Light keepers houses near the start of the trail, now vacation rentals, are well preserved, but not open...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Lighthouses are always enjoyable to visit. Each one has its own flavor. This one is nice and small (cute?). It's a short walk from the parking area to the lighthouse. As of May 2017 its undergoing a renovation, so its wrapped up in a black...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I love lighthouses. They were cleaning the outside of the lighthouse when we visited in April 2017. That to us just meant how much they care for these places.

Thank 345peggyh
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We've visited this lighthouse a few times and it never gets old. Photo taking is amazing in sun and during storms. Nice little history lesson inside. My brother also chose this location for a small family wedding.

Thank Mindy B
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6 September 2016|
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Response from Susieatthebeach | Property representative |
There are no accommodations at the North Head Lighthouse. Never have been. Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn 10 minutes away, however! My B&B! See our Trip Advisor listing!
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.