On to Cape Meares. The Cape Meares lighthouse is 10 miles west of Tillamook and US 101. It stands 217 feet above the ocean, and it's 38 foot tower is the shortest on the Oregon coast. When we walked down the path to see it, we were taller than the lighthouse top until we got to it! There are no living quarters there, the small building houses a gift shop and that's it. It was quite small, so small to be cute and quaint.
The view from the back of the restaurant--This is Pacific City's version of "Haystack Rock" (It kind of looks like the one in Cannon Beach!)
Although it was a rainy day, there were paddle boarders out and lots of people climbing and running down the dunes on the other side of the restaurant's view. Ah, yes, I remember doing that when I was younger. Not quite the inviting fun today as it was years back. (THAT'S a good thing! comments Eldo.)
We've got one more activity to share before moving on to SEASIDE, Oregon....a great hike to Drift Creek Falls, just south of Lincoln City. Wait till you see the photos! See you at the falls tomorrow.