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Three Capes Scenic Loop

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The Three Capes Scenic Loop connects Cape Meares State Park, Cape Lookout State Park, and Cape Kiwanda State Park. For this loop, turn right onto 3rd Street/OR-131 in Tillamook and use the signs as your guide.

In about a mile and a half, the road will curve. Take Bayocean Road is on the right and follow it to the end, where you will turn left on Cape Meares Loop/Bayshore Drive. In one mile, you arrive in Cape Meares State Park, home to a lighthouse from the 1890s. Known for its beautiful flowers, it offers impressive views of the coastal rocks and of a sea lion rookery.

Continuing down Cape Meares Loop, the road joins OR-131. When you reach Oceanside and the road hugs the coastline again. In two, you will be in Netarts. Turn right onto Netarts Bay Drive. In five miles, you will arrive at the Cape Lookout State Park. Cape Lookout State Park juts out into the Pacific Ocean which makes for some fantastic views of the Oregon coast and the Pacific Ocean. Formed by lava flows, the park also features rainforests and sandy beaches.

Continuing on the Three Capes Scenic Loop, head down Cape Lookout Road for 5 miles until it will intersects with Sandlake Road. Turn right onto Sandlake Road and continue on Sandlake Road for 7 miles to Kiwanda State Park. Kiwanda State Park is known for its picturesque yellow-red sandstone cliffs, dunes, beach access, and hiking trails.

To head back to US-101, head south on Cape Kiwanda Drive. Turn right onto Pacific Ave and head over the bridge, where you will want to take the second right onto Brooten Road. In just under three miles, you will rejoin the US-101.


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