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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 8 June 2017
Gabrielle R
Must see from a distance

There is an overlook just past Sunset Bay Park to see it from a distance. Bring binoculars or a... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Gilroy, California
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

There is an overlook just past Sunset Bay Park to see it from a distance. Bring binoculars or a zoom lens for your camera. Take time to enjoy the beach and picnic area nearby.

Thank Chip144
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Really great views, nice short walks around and on a clear day some great photo opportunities. Well worth a trip to view and experience.

1  Thank John L
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 8 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

1  Thank Gabrielle R
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

1  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

3  Thank Michiganmama22
Reviewed 2 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 13 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 12 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
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