Standing on a rocky shore, looking towards the ocean, North Head Lighthouse is white against a stormy grey sky.
The ocean cliff with the North Head Lighthouse in the distance.
Cape Disappointment North Head Lighthouse with path
Looking up the white interior of the lighthouse, the grey stair spiral up as guests walk up them.
Looking over driftwood on the beach at the rocky, grassy cliff at the lighthouse poking overtop.

North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment

N Head Lighthouse Road, North Head, WA 98624


Stroll the grounds or climb to the top of North Head Lighthouse for views of the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach Peninsula, Columbia River Bar and the northern Oregon Coast.

Map & visitor guide

Additional information

Set on the northwestern spur of Cape Disappointment, North Head Lighthouse is still active in aiding navigation of the treacherous waters below. Tours of the lighthouse are volunteer operated. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation. Remember that appropriate footwear is required, no flip flops or shoes without heel straps. Children under the age of seven are not permitted to climb the lighthouse.

Hours of operation

May 1 – Sept. 30, open daily, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Closed Oct. 1 - Apr. 30.


RV parking is not accommodated.

Nearby attractions

For more information on the history of the area, tour the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment.

Enjoy the area with a hike or stay the night at Cape Disappointment State Park in a campsite, cabin, yurt or stay in one of the North Head Lighthouse Keepers' Residences. A boat launch is also available for use.