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Cape Meares Beach Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Mudstone pools on Cape Meares Beach (bobcat)
Shell fossils in the rock, Cape Meares Beach (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Dogs on leash

Driving Directions

From Beaverton, drive about 15 miles west on Highway 26 and go left on Highway 6 for Banks and Tillamook.

Drive 51.9 miles on Highway 6.

At the junction with Highway 101 in Tillamook (second traffic light) keep straight on First Street for Highway 131, Netarts, Oceanside, and Cape Lookout.

After 0.5 miles, turn left onto Birch Street and drive 0.1 miles before making a right onto Third Street for Highway 131 W, Netarts, Oceanside, Cape Lookout State Park, and the Three Capes Scenic Route.

After 1.4 miles, come to a junction and turn right on Bayocean Road for Cape Meares and the Three Capes Scenic Route.

Drive along the southern shore of Tillamook Bay for 5.3 miles before coming to a junction for the Lighthouse, Oceanside, and Netarts.

Keep straight here for Cape Meares (the town), driving 0.7 miles to the junction with 4th Street.

Go straight here to a small parking area below a driftwood-strewn beach.

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