Cape Meares

The sleepy village of Cape Meares is tucked along the northern side of the Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Meares State Park. This small, but impressive park is home to both the shortest lighthouse and the largest Sitka Spruce in Oregon. Its viewpoints overlooking the Pacific Ocean are known as a prime whale-watching spots during migration seasons. This area is also a favorite nesting ground for sea birds, including the Common Murre, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. It is home to the “Octopus tree,” once featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and was a Native American meeting place.

This village has spectacular and secluded beaches, spanning many miles, and is a perfect location for beach combing, kite flying, camp fires and storm watching. The beach borders the Bay Ocean Spit, separating Tillamook Bay from the ocean, and offers mile and miles of hiking trails among forested sand dunes.

A ten minute drive to the nearby cities of Oceanside and Tillamook offer all the dining and shopping options of a larger coastal town. Some great, rainy-day activities are nearby, such as wine tasting at the Blue Heron French Cheese Factory, cheese tasting and tours at the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory, and airplane buffs should not miss visiting the Tillamook Air Museum.

Featured activities

  • Kayak Tillamook County

    PO Box 1270
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    503-866-4808

    Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.

Featured Events

  • The Liberty Theatre Classical Series

    Liberty Theater
    1203 Commercial S
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
    (503)325-5922
    September 22, 2018 - May 4, 2019

    The Liberty Theatre is proud to present a second year of classical performances and school workshops.  The first season presented seven workshops within Astoria and Warrenton High Schools, which reached 100+ students.  Thanks to foundations, corporations, and donors, they plan to many more area schools during our 2018/2019 season.

    Along with this exceptional educational outreach, they have chosen performers from around the country that the audience is sure to enjoy.

    • September 22 – Portland Chamber Orchestra 7pm​
    • January 13 – Quartetto Gelato 7pm
    • February 23 – BodyVox Dance 7pm
    • March 7 – Trio Solisti 7pm
    • April 26 – Clarinetist David Shifrin w/ Cary Lewis 7pm
    • May 4 – Soprano Deborah Mayer w/ Cary Lewis 7pm

    The season opener with Portland Chamber Orchestra with Yaacov Bergman, Music Director, is entitled, “The Eight Seasons.”  Works will include:

    • Antonio Vivaldi…..The Four Seasons​
    • Astor Piazzolla….The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Las Cuatro Estaciones Portensas)

    The Portland Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1947 by Finnish composer and conductor, Boris Sirpo, who came to Portland after leaving his war-torn native country, and the orchestra was initially composed entirely of his music students at Lewis and Clark College. Now one of America’s oldest chamber orchestras, the commitment to quality performances of innovative repertoire that was instilled from the beginning continues.

    Tickets available online or at the Box Office, Wed-Sat 2pm-5:30pm.  Single tickets and season packages available.

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  • Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service at the Coos History Museum

    Coos History Museum
    1210 Front St.
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541)756-6320
    October 17, 2018 - August 30, 2019

    The Coos History Museum presents Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service from October 17 through Summer 2019.

    Historically, tattoos have many meanings and misconceptions. Traditionally, military inspired tattoos depict the story of wars and battles, and symbolize lost soldiers or achievements in service. This new exhibition, created in honor of the more than 8,000 Coos County Veterans, takes a closer look at the stories behind the "ink" through a series of audio, visual and interpretive panels.

    Active duty military families, as well as veterans and their spouses/partners receive free admission to The Coos History Museum through a grant from the Coquille Indian Tribe and other donors.

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  • Second Saturday Gallery Tour in Florence

    Historic Old Town Florence
    Laurel & Bay St
    Florence, Oregon 97039
    541-991-8213
    January 12 - December 14, 2019

    A self-guided tour of Florence galleries featuring receptions and local artists on the second Saturday of each month year-round, rain or shine! Make sure to grab a Florence Art Passport before you start the tour. Galleries include Backstreet Gallery, The River Gallery, The Hideaway Gallery, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, many professional studios and several displays of art at local businesses.

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Featured Deals

  • Romance at the Cape

    How do you define romance? A romantic candlelight dinner, love notes tucked under the pillow, chocolates and flowers, taking a walk together or holding hands? Our “Romance at the Cape” package includes: 2 nights in a beautiful Kiwanda Guest RoomA $50 dining credit to the Pelican Pub & BreweryA beverage of your choice upon arrival: Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon Chardonnay, bubbly champagne, Pelican beer or…

  • Free nights

    7TH NIGHT FREE It's often bittersweet when a vacation comes to an end. Do you find yourself wishing you could stay just one more night? We would like to grant you that wish! Make a reservation for ANY DATES in 2016 for six nights and receive your seventh night FREE. Applies to new reservations only, based on availability.

  • 40% Off Hot Organic Apple Cider Tours!

    We serve our guests individual thermoses of steaming hot, organic, apple cider with a cinnamon stick inside as a reward for being a Winter Explorer!  Come watch Winter wildlife with warm cider in your belly. Mention The People's Coast Special Deal to receive your 40% Off the price of these excursions.  No limit on size or number of your group. 

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