You'll find much to see and do in the Three Capes area. Here are some of the
The lighthouse, located just two miles from our B&B, was
commissioned in 1890 and is the shortest lighthouse on the
Oregon coast. The Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is a great
place for hiking and observing nature, especially migrating gray
Cape Kiwanda is the smallest of the three capes, but it's a great place to see
spectacular wave action. Watch the dory fleet launch from Pacific City. North
of Cape Kiwanda to Tierra Del Mar is a nice stretch of beach for walk and
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A popular campground and day-use area, Cape Lookout is located just 9 miles
south of us. You can walk along the sand spit between Netarts Bay and the
ocean, or try the Cape Trail for awesome views from high above the ocean.
Another great whale watching spot.
The Three Capes area is famous for bird
watching. At nearby Tillamook Bay you can
see Tundra Swans, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue
Herons, Bald Eagles, and Peregrine Falcons. In
nearby Tillamook Forest look for Northern
Pygmy-Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Brown
Creepers, Winter Wrens, and Varied Thrushes.
Each year some 18,000 gray whales pass
Oceanside on their annual migration between
Alaska and Mexico. From mid-December to
mid-January they are heading south to Baja
California to give birth, and from March to June
the whales are moving northward back to the
Famous for its many types of clams, the bay is also a great spot for kayaking,
bird watching, beachcombing, and crabbing for Dungeness and Red Rock.
Nearly 1 million visitors a year visit the factory to watch the cheesemakers
and packaging staff at work. Taste the award-winning cheeses and nearly 40
flavors of ice cream!
See a great collection of over 30 warbirds
including the P-38 Lightning, F4U-Corsair, and
P51-Mustang, all housed in a rare World War II
blimp hangar...the largest wooden structure in the
If you like wine tasting, you should visit the Nehalem Bay Winery. The historic
winery is nestled in a lush, green valley on Highway 53 one mile off Highway
101, north of Tillamook between Wheeler and Nehalem.