|Cape Arago Lighthouse|
|Cape Arago Lighthouse from Sunset Beach|
The Cape Arago Lighthouse has had several locations along the rocky outcropping of Gregory Point. The first was done in by erosion and the unrelenting Pacific Ocean elements. Although higher on the island the second location succumbed to erosion as well. The third and present lighthouse stands 100 feet high and is only visible from the Oregon Coast Trail. At one time, there was a high bridge from the mainland out to the lighthouse station (to eliminate dangerous boat crossings), but was removed in 2012 to restore the natural coastline. This lighthouse is now privately owned by the Confederated Tribes, we believe, so to get the best view of this beautiful Oregon Lighthouse, we had to drive out to Sunset Bay or Shore Acres State Parks.
Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. A network of hiking trails connects Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks. Hiking these trails will give you a chance to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands.
|Strange rock formations at Shore Acres|
|Evidence of Simpson Mansion|