Cape Disappointment is a Jewel of the Washington Coast

Despite the dubious privilege of being one of the foggiest places in the US (with 106 foggy days per year on average!), Cape Disappointment, on Long Beach, is one of the most beautiful Washington State attractions, and a must-see if you're vacationing on the Washington coast.

With around 200 camping spots over more than 1,800 acres, it's one of the dramatic coastal Washington State camping locations and strongly recommended if you like your scenery rough and rugged.

On the beach at Cape Disappointment, Washington State. Reproduced under a Creative Commons license with the kind permission of djwudi on Flickr

The lighthouse is the oldest still functioning in Washington State. Built in 1856, the lighthouse has saved countless lives in this treacherous location, where some 2,000 vessels have been lost over the years.

Explore more than two miles of ocean beach front, or strike out onto the hiking trails and let the sea air and stunning views take your breath away!

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Cape Disappointment State Park: Attractions

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

History fans will not want to miss this fascinating stop. Follow the most famous trek across the continent of North America with an interactive presentation, plus real artifacts collected by the explorers on their 8,000 mile journey.
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

North Head Lighthouse

This 1898 beacon is open to the public for tours, though children aren't allowed due to the steep stairs inside.
North Head Lighthouse

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

Another great destination for visitors interested in history, this museum features Chinook Indian artifacts, a restored passenger railcar plus working narrow gauge railway replica, and a model of an early 20th Century seaside town; in other words, something for everybody!
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

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