CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT STATE PARK

Posted by Categories: Washington
Share This On:

Currently in Long Beach WA (Low 48 Cloudy and Foggy with Clearing Later High 69) 

It finally did clear up yesterday so we headed to Cape Disappointment State Park. One account of how Cape Disappointment got its name is that British fur trader John Meares who was sailing south along the coast. A storm came up and he turned around and he just missed discovering the Columbia River. He was later ‘disappointed’ that he did not discover the Columbia River.

We drove around the park and got some nice photos. Here is one from Beards Hollow.



Here is the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse from Waikiki Beach.



From Benson Beach.



The nice thing about the Benson Beach area is that you can see the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and the North Head Lighthouse.



We then walked the trail to get to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Here is the trail.