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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

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Address: Cape Blanco Road, 9 Miles NW of Port Orford, Port Orford, OR
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+1 541-756-0100

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So quaint! Just didn't have cash to pay.

As part of our visit to the state park, we drove all the way down to this lighthouse. It was otherworldly. You could tell you were someplace special. The views north and south... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

As part of our visit to the state park, we drove all the way down to this lighthouse. It was otherworldly. You could tell you were someplace special. The views north and south down the coastline were completely unrivaled. The park rangers so kind and chatty- in a good way. The place was immaculately kept and we enjoyed the slightly... More 

Thank asawyer79
Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The day we went was somewhat wet and windy but this only added to the experience. Despite the weather we could see some way out to sea and what a rugged looking coast. The sign said that the Lighthouse was shut on the day we visited, so we didn't get to climb up to the lens. Area is well worth... More 

Thank peterthetraveller98
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Well know place for wind stuck on an outcrop and high up. Therefore great views in all directions. Tours available, but passed as we had seen several lighthouses by them. The visitor centre is interesting but brief. Only basic restrooms.

Thank Festie
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great views and an outstanding location for short hikes. Be sure and stop at the Hughes House on your way to the lighthouse. Really enjoyed the very knowledgeable guided tour.

Thank AWG3
Hood River, Oregon, USA
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

As we explored the southern Oregon Coast in September we visited the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. The volunteers that manned the lighthouse were very knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse and were a wealth of information. Admission is free with a National Parks Pass and $2 without it. The climb to the top/lens was steep with a ladder near the... More 

Thank JOregon_11
Rialto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Loved our tour of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. We learned about the lens used in the lighthouses along the coast and that each lighthouse has a distinct blinking pattern. When we got to the top, I remembered that I don't do heights well.The view out to the ocean was beautiful. I certainly didn't look straight down!

Thank Diane C
Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Thanks volunteers for your nice tour of the lighthouse. It was just technical enough to under stand with out a degree in physics....😁.... Enjoyed by all... Oh yea a great view too

Thank Don H
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is but one of many lighthouses on the Oregon coast, each unique in its own way. This one happens to be at the western most point of the lower 48. Was very windy and cold the day we were here. So, dress accordingly and hand onto your hats. Tour of the lighthouse is a very inexpensive $2.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived just before the fog rolled in and caught a few photos before there was just white! The attraction is the tour of the lighthouse which is free with a national parks pass or $2 a person without. The tour includes history regarding the lighthouse keepers in the 1800s, the work they had to do to maintain the lighthouse... More 

Thank cyclist16
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We were lighthouse hosts here for August. It was a great experience. We met people from many countries. Most days were foggy and windy.

Thank Rhonda T

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