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.
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.
Try to get there at low tide and check out the tide pools and then sit back, relax and watch the sun set and the tide roll in crashing over the nearby off shore rocks. Even got to see some local whales.
The lighthouse is located on Chiefs island and not reachable. The lighthouse has been turned over from the Coast Guard to a local tribe. There are numerous places you can shoot it from though. But do not tresspass on private land without the owners permission. .
Its possible to view the lighthouse, but a more beautiful view is from the end of the Cape Argo road. The Cape Argo State Park is more a large viewpoint with picnic tables, trails and gorgeous view of the coastline. From the parking area you can hear sea lions and seals barking. A trail down leads to a viewpoint. On... 更多
Cape Arago Lighthouse is one of the few on the Oregon Coast where you can’t get a close-up view. It’s south of the entrance to Coos Bay on an island surrounded by a fence. The island’s shape is portrayed as a bony fist with an index finger pointing northward. It steep sides are now eroding into the sea. Views and... 更多
The Cape Arago Lighthouse is actually on Chief's Island, just offshore near Sunset Bay. Originally, a bridge connected Chief's Island to the mainland but it collapsed in 2012. The island was returned to the Coos Indian tribe with the agreement it would be accessible to the public in the future, but first the severe erosion problems on the island (because... 更多
This is the most incredible place -- an extensive reef covered in all kinds of sea lions, elephant seals and harbor seals. One of the most beautifully scenic areas in all of the Oregon Coast!