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Devil's Punch Bowl State Park

US Highway 101, Newport, OR 97365
800 551 6949
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Surrey, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is right beside the parking lot. A big cauldron of a hole made by waves and nature. To the left, take the path for beautiful breathtaking views towards Newport. Great photo ops.

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West Jordan, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

To sum it up nice and exact. This place is awesome. A must stop to anyone on a scenic drive. I can't believe we have not stopped on other road trips.

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Cardiff
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286 reviews 286 reviews
136 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I came from Florence in the south for a day trip in my car (no RV's on the Otter Road). So I passed by the first entrance to the punch bowl and continued a few miles north to access the one-way, Otter Crest Loop at 129.8 miles. I've been using a free Mile-by-Mile guide available at visitor centers and hotels... More

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Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You can park right next to it, and its right along the highway, so make a stop, you wont regret it. You can also see Otter Rock.

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So Ponte Vedra Bch
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Plenty of parking and picnic tables to sit and rest and enjoy the wonderful view. There is a long path to follow and the view of the Devil's punch Bowl gets better and better. You also get a good view of the surfers catching waves on the beach. It only takes 5 or 10 min to see but worth the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was really fun to watch the surfers. Go when the tide is out, so you can explore the tidal pools- rock fish, crabs, sea anemones, starfish- very cool. Look around for a couple different beach access points. The access point with the stairs is the most popular with the surfers. You can get to the other side of the... More

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Puyallup, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a must do when driving the Oregon Coast in this area. Take the Otter Crest Loop and start by enjoying the view at the first viewpoint, then continue on to see the punch bowl. It was low tide when we where there and people were inside. The views all around this area were so amazing. We even saw... More

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Quaker City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped here on a vacation and got some one of a kind pictures. Now as i read other reviews want to go during low tide to walk the beach ;-)

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PORTLAND,OR
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As we zip around the coastal areas of our country, we see signs that entice but since we are on a schedule (think Griswald's), we truly miss great treats. That is this location. Pull off the coast highway and find this geographic gem. Go to each of the vistas and take it all in. Huge rocks far off shore, eddies... More

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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Oregon Coast is full of beautiful scenery and you can almost stop anywhere to get a great view. So you need to choose wisely, or it could take forever to get where you're going. Devil's Punch Bowl is one of those that's really worth it. I've been here once before and it was much more active. This time, the... More

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