We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

North Head Lighthouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 145 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Man if you have never been to the Washington Coast...this is a great start!!!

Remembering the family that lived at the lighthouse when I was a kid...great memories. You too will create some special times.

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Div M
Add Photo Write a Review

145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 142: English reviews
Level Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Remembering the family that lived at the lighthouse when I was a kid...great memories. You too will create some special times.

Helpful?
Thank Div M
Gig Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice short hike to lighthouse but the state is still repairing so you can only get close. Pretty overlook definitely worth the trip if you are any where close. Dog friendly just leash and pick up and it's a good walk even for old dogs and old humans. You get a great view of the north jetty and the state... More 

Helpful?
Thank William H
Enumclaw, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
138 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Did not realize this was available to the public. You enter a parking lot and then can walk a short distance to the light house or the road in front of the lighthouse. We were able to watch the Coast Guard practice working the waves.

Helpful?
Thank Ben B
United States
Level Contributor
343 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Short easy relatively flat walk to the well worn lighthouse. Whilst you can't get right up to it, it is still worth the walk.

Helpful?
Thank fnqfamily
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This lighthouse, although it may be a little drab and worn, is really neat to see. The walk to get to it is pretty short and easy from the parking lot so I'd say it's good for families and beginners.

Helpful?
Thank kelseight
Manchester Washington
Level Contributor
41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Plenty of parking. Short walking distance to the lighthouse. Easy to get to. Bring your camera. Lots of photo opportunities. Beautiful Ocean views. Glad we went.

Helpful?
Thank Beachie13
AZ.
Level Contributor
103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The short half mile hike to go see this very old lighthouse which it appears that they're starting to work on it and restore it to its original looks what a great day beautiful wind was blowing like crazy but all in all it is well worth going to see

Helpful?
Thank worldtravler83
Palmer, Alaska
Level Contributor
98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

So windy today, about blew us away. Nice easy stroll to the light house. And very nice view of North Jetty.

Helpful?
Thank BrooksHaines
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Just a short hop over the Pacific ocean by bridge from Oregon to visit a stoic lighthouse called North Head. This lighthouse was used to guide ships to the Columbia River mouth. A short walk to a beautiful scene. This lighthouse overlooking the ocean is a don't miss in my book!

Helpful?
Thank Shuanna G
Okanogan, Washington
Level Contributor
68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Two routes (trails) to the lighthouse or a loop. The one to the left is gravel and is the most direct route to the lighthouse which is fenced off for repairs. Still well worth the view and walk. If you continue on the path becomes cement and has stairs and you go by the caretakers house and vacation rentals which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Helen223

Been to North Head Lighthouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of North Head Lighthouse and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Phoenix, Arizona
over a year ago
Phoenix, Arizona
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from North Head Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?