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

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Hard to miss as you drive along the coast road. We saw the signs and pulled over. A short walk down to see the raw power of the sea. Must be truly amazing when there's a storm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Otley West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hard to miss as you drive along the coast road. We saw the signs and pulled over. A short walk down to see the raw power of the sea. Must be truly amazing when there's a storm.

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McCall, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth pulling off the highway to get a genuine feel for how powerful the ocean waves are. There is a nice lookout on top right by the parking lot plus a hiking trail down to the ocean. Visits during high tide would add to the drama.

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San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The coast near Yachats is dramatic; Devils Churn is a nice stop to get out of the car and view the ocean. It is more interesting on a clear day than in the fog; but worth the stop either way! Be sure to follow the warnings about walking around on the rocks near the waves... sneaker waves can sweep people... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went on a foggy day when the tide was going out. I've read it's a far better experience at high tide.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There are several different spots in this area to stop and witness the raw power of the ocean waves. If you can be there at high tide then this one if definitely worth including. If you can't be there at high tide it's not that impressive. Thor's Well, which is just down the road, is a better choice for lower... More 

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Skoedstrup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic experience, the nature is overwhelming, and the power from the sea is so fantastic. Would really like to go there Again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was neat to see, but I wouldn't call it a must stop. The waves along the coast at some other places had a similar effect. While I'm glad we stopped, I probably wouldn't see it a second time. I'd rather explore new places.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Go at high tide, but even at low it is a cool place. Stay away from the edge - if you fall in you better be an Olympic Swimmer to get out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Only go during high tide... And the windier the better. rougher the water, the better the show! Make sure to check out THOR's Well! It's amazing!

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were looking forward to seeing the Devil's Punchbowl when we saw the sign for this and had to stop. We were unfamiliar with it but, wow, the view was amazing! It is an inlet and the ocean tide sprays high into the air if you come at the right time. My kids loved it. If you are driving the... More 

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