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Three Capes Scenic Drive

40 miles between Tillamook and Pacific City, OR 97141
+1 503-842-7525
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Beautiful views, but not the best views

I did the 3 Capes drive while driving from Tillamook to Lincoln City. Each "stop" offered varied... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Karen H
Montville, New Jersey
Great views of coastal

Great views of the 3 Capes. Walked down hill to the beach and took photos and drove thru the area... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Travelin M
Del Mar, California
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40 miles between Tillamook and Pacific City, OR 97141
+1 503-842-7525

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I did the 3 Capes drive while driving from Tillamook to Lincoln City. Each "stop" offered varied and beautiful views, which you can also say about a lot of points on the Oregon coast. It was a beautiful scenic drive since I was heading south...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great views of the 3 Capes. Walked down hill to the beach and took photos and drove thru the area. Definitely worth a side trip to see...drive on the coastal roads as much as possible as opposed to only on highway 101.

Thank Travelin M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The 3 Capes Scenic Drive is a must do for any visitor. Whether it's one way or round trip, it's an easy part day drive with spectacular views and interesting sights. The highlights are the Cape Mears Lighthouse and The Octopus Tree.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Cape Kiwanda, Lookout & Meares, you need time to drive the entire distance and then spend some time at each but its well worth, different types of beauty, with each state park offering something different to each other.

1  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Each of the three capes offers amazing views of the coast from different perspetives - and are a very efficient way to get a feel for the beauty of the Oregon coast if you don't have a lot of time. We only had one day...More

5  Thank Lusophone
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We took the short route because we didn't know the road ended at Cape Meares. Nonetheless, the views at the Cape were breathtaking!

Thank daisy5674
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We started from the south and did Devil's Punchbowl then followed the Three Capes Loop road from south to north. We stopped at Cape Kiawanda, Oceanside (including Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Tillamook and Cape Meares State Park. At Cape Meares we enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Deb G
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I'm surprised that none of the reviews have mentioned that the loop road has been closed nearer the Tillamook end due to a landslide. Repairs have been delayed due to the lack of County funds and I'm still not sure the road has been reopened...More

3  Thank Rick P
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

We started from the south and did cape kiwanda first then to cape lookout. While at cape lookout we only observed from the pull offs we did not do the hike. Then on to cape meares. The lighthouse was cute. I recommend the first trail...More

Thank Krista H
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We were driving up 101 from the south and decided to take this detour for the cape views. We were very disappointed because we got lost. The road and view points are not well marked and without good cell service, our GPS was worthless. We...More

3  Thank rosie60763
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