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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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Address: US Highway 101, Newport, OR 97365
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sunset walk

We were staying nearby and so took the 10 minute walk to the Punchbowl to watch the sunset. On the south side we saw surfers in the bay and watched them for a minute or two. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying nearby and so took the 10 minute walk to the Punchbowl to watch the sunset. On the south side we saw surfers in the bay and watched them for a minute or two. It was really windy and high tide so thought we might have been able to see more water in the bowl, but did not.... More 

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Highland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went in the devil punch owl at low tide to see the sea life , we saw three starfish and quite a few sea urchins, purple, pink. Very nice pictures. We returned at high tide to see how the water flowed and splashed around.

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

While at the Devils Punch bowl we could clearly see a grey whale about a mile out to sea spouting as it dived down to the kelp beds over by the rocky island off shore. The Punch Bowl itself was great to see but we didn't venture down to the beach. The tide was coming in and is was clear... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to see how the water could go into the area known as the punch bowl. Even at low tide, there were some waves that made it inside. I did not walk down to the beach, I stayed up by the parking area and walked around up there. We saw surfers, it was rough seas that day. Would... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Great sight and a fun stop but parking was limited at times. Definitely a place to visit and revisit.

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Mount Angel, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When the tide is IN and the ocean is turbulent, Devil's Punchbowl offers a great (if windy and rainy) view of Nature's power. It's amazing to watch the ocean churning within the "punchbowl" of rock. Get yourself a local tide table book (free at many coastal shops and hotels, printed in some local papers). On a clear day, when the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a fantastic sight. We went two different days - once at high tide and the other at low tide. We even walked down into the "bowl" when the tide was low.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We made a quick stop here. Plenty of parking with a great view of this unique formation. Hiking trails are available.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The bird's eye view is spectaculr. Don't miss all sides of this view point. We could also detect whales in the water..it's a pitty the official visitor's center does not include a restroom facility.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped here to check out the bowl..it was low tide so not much was coming into the bowl. We saw people walking in it..it was hard to see how people had gotten down there and a young couple climbed over a fence which I would not advise.. We took some great pictures down the beach.. and on the other... More 

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