To me, this is best viewed from Ecola State park but there is a state park fee. There are several pullouts on 101 to see the lighthouse, learn the lighthouse's history as well as other interesting facts.
This lighthouse is really different from others I've visited. The volunteer gentleman who explained it to us while we were in the lighthouse was very informative. It is in a very pretty park like setting - great place to picnic.
Amazing to see from afar of course, the waves crashing around it! Even on a cloudy day, you can catch glimpse of her!
Interesting where they put this light house. You can't visit it but its interesting to look at and wonder what it must have been like to have worked there. Especially on a stormy windy night!
The tour of the lighthouse that is open from 11 am till about 4-5 pm from mid week to Sunday is a must. A senior couple was volunteering at the lighthouse and acted as our tour guides. There were no mandatory entry fee, but donations are welcome to keep the lighthouse going. Learnt so much about the history and design... 更多
Terrible Tilly they call it. There's not a lot to say, other than it is an interesting sight. I hope you travel with binoculars, it's view-able without but more interesting close up.
The history of this place is impressive. The very idea that this lighthouse could be built is amazing. Then the fact that people could actually work out there to help product ships trying to cope with the difficult seas off the Oregon coast and the Columbia River is awe inspiring. Come and be amazed.
Views of the lighthouse are spectacular. Be sure to dress warmly as the winds were high and cold! A pair of binoculars is a good choice as well!
The nick-name Terrible Tilly is fitting because this lighthouse is one mile offshore and is so treacherous to reach, many lost their lives building it. No longer active a a lighthouse, it served as a Columbarium for years. While it can be seen from the Cannon Beach shore, the closest view is from Tillamook Head Trail, a 2.5 mile hike,... 更多