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Cape Arago Lighthouse

Lighthouse Island, Charleston, OR
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Not easy to see

Good far-off view of the lighthouse on the Cape Arago Highway towards Charleston. This the hardest... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Charlie J
Fremont, California
may be hard to see, but really beautiful setting!

we rent a beach house on lighthouse way every year and have a prime view of the cape arago... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunset bay” (6 reviews)
“cape arago” (4 reviews)
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Lighthouse Island, Charleston, OR
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Good far-off view of the lighthouse on the Cape Arago Highway towards Charleston. This the hardest to see of all the lighthouses we saw along the Oregon coast.

Thank Charlie J
Reviewed 7 June 2017

we rent a beach house on lighthouse way every year and have a prime view of the cape arago lighthouse from the home, as well as the 'semi-private' beach. basically, that means private access through backyard stairs to get to lighthouse beach. however, in oregon...More

Thank Gabrandall
Reviewed 6 June 2017

There is one pullout on the highway where the lighthouse can be seen. I have a lens that allows it to be looked at but it's not something that I would bother with again. I can't understand how this could be rated #3 on the...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

You can't see it! We wasted so much time on this 'scenic' byway. You can't even see the lighthouse. The road is private and there is a locked gate. Look on google maps- I couldn't find any other place to view this. I'm really disappointed...More

1  Thank Jen m
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Cape Arago Lighthouse is one of the more picturesque lighthouses on the Pacific Coast...OK, let's agree to disagree and say that it's picturesque and leave it at that. This white lighthouse stands on Chief's Island at Point Gregory. The lighthouse is no longer in operation,...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I enjoy seeing the Cape Arago Lighthouse, from shore; but, it is not easy to tour the lighthouse. I am still working on it. Nice views from Sunset Bay and Cape Arago Highway Waysides.

1  Thank Jenny Lu A
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We got here early (0930) to see the cliffs shrouded in fog, and could hear the sea lions barking. The sun soon burnt of the fog, revealing spectacular rocks and and scenery. A very beautiful and peaceful part of the Oregon coast.

Thank wendyandmarc2016
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great one hour loop drive. Stop at Simpson Reef to see elephant seals, seal lions and harbor seals. Beautiful rocky coast views.

Thank donfarrell911
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Try to get there at low tide and check out the tide pools and then sit back, relax and watch the sun set and the tide roll in crashing over the nearby off shore rocks. Even got to see some local whales.

1  Thank Ken T
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The lighthouse is located on Chiefs island and not reachable. The lighthouse has been turned over from the Coast Guard to a local tribe. There are numerous places you can shoot it from though. But do not tresspass on private land without the owners permission....More

2  Thank SoCalOregonian
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