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Devil's Churn

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Address: Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
Description: Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway

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Part of Cape Perpetua

Must do hike down. Enjoy all the turns and surprises. Easy access to the churning water or view from above

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Washougal, Washington
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Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Must do hike down. Enjoy all the turns and surprises. Easy access to the churning water or view from above

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful area to get out and stretch your legs and enjoy the view! We didn't catch the Devil's Churn at high tide but it was still cool to see. This stretch of coast is breathtaking! Oh and we didn't have to pay any park fees- there was one lot where they were collecting, with washrooms and an info booth with... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visit during the winter time, the waves sound like thunder crashing along the basalt rocks. Be careful wandering around, the rocks can be slippery and the waves can be unpredictable.

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Bellvue, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Yep. That's right. Terrible. Don't bother visiting one of the most amazing places on the coast. It's just some waves crashing on rocks, and some green and purple and red and orange critters that live in said rocks here and there. And it costs five whole dollars (which is good at all the state parks, for that day) Yep. It's... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

How does one rate mother earth's creations? I guess it's Ok to do :) Devil's Churn is awesome, in the truest sense of the word. Go there, enjoy the site and also catch Spouting Horn and Thor's Well. Hike to the top of the mountain behind where you stand to see these features to see a really cool stone shelter... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I visited Devil's Churn during low tide. The views were breathtaking and the prime location just off Highway 101 was great. But unfortunately there was no churning, no crashing, no awe-inspiring spectacle. So I do recommend being aware of high tide. The visitor's center nearby offered tide charts, so those can come in really handy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can feel the force of the Pacific crashing against the rocks. An awe-inspiring site. The whole Cape Perpetua Area is a great spot to hike, have lunch, spend a few hours. It's beautiful and not crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is one of my two favorite spots on this earth - Infact I have dragged as adults my children there yet again to show them where my ashes should go. The spot is amazing - Make sure to get a good tide chart and be there when tide is coming in towards high tide. The waves smashing into the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Everyone in our travel group loved this and couldn't take themselves away from viewing...at many locations. A great stop (one of many) along the Pacific Coast Highway 101--not to be missed. I found the southern portion of the coast the most enjoyable. this is quick, park the car and walk a bit; but worth it. Great photo op and wonderful... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Devil's Churn makes an excellent quick stop on your drive along the coast. You can observe the roaring waters from the parking lot or walk a short distance down for a more close up view. It's very dramatic either way. There are restrooms available in the parking lot too.

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