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Address: 40 miles between Tillamook and Pacific City, OR 97141
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A must--see drive

40 miles of peaceful, back county well maintained road is a real gem. I photograph old homesteads, barns, outbuildings, etc as a hobby & found several. But the drive has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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Beaverton, Oregon

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

40 miles of peaceful, back county well maintained road is a real gem. I photograph old homesteads, barns, outbuildings, etc as a hobby & found several. But the drive has something for just about everyone: spectacular scenery, dunes, ocean views, hiking, small towns, state/county parks, coastal geology, and more. This is shunpiking at its best. The Capes are Kiwanda, Meares,... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We drove from north to south starting in Astoria. There are no bad views and it's a great drive. Our one goof was not paying better attention to the road closure when you drive from the north to take the loop up to Cape Meares. You can't get there, it's completely blocked. Instead, you have to act like you're driving... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 anyway, but they weren't my favorite places on the coast, except for Cape Kiwanda that... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to drive up the coast before heading back to Portland, and found that we could... More 

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Festus MO
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 lighthouse as well as the Octopus Tree. This whole area is one photo opportunity after... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 so you should check before driving the Loop. When open I highly recommend it!

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