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Devil's Churn

Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I'm sure if we visited during high tide I'd have rated this excellent, but we didn't see any good activity mid-day.

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you are don't have a problem walking, make sure you allocate at least 30 min or more to walk down to the "beach" (more of a rocky outcrop at the bottom of the cliff). You will get up close to the churn area and can explore the tide pools and get splashed by the waves as they hit the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The churn is better when it isn't low tide. It's always a people attraction. Plan on walking to see the attractions. My least favorite thing was the vacationing photographer who set up and "occupied" the churn for quite some time.

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Skaneateles, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You will hardly be able to tear yourself away from this masterful display of the forces of water and tides as they churn their way through a narrow channel of rocks. Picture taking delights for everyone and don't miss the lovely flowers lining the stone walkways. Delightful in every respect but could use a few more parking spaces.

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Corvallis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Check your tide chart. Get there when it is full tide! I liked that its proximity to the parking. The heavy low sound is so powerful!

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Boise
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a great experience! The view was fantastic and the walk down the steep yet safe walk was lovely. We were caught in the wind and the rain but it just made it more fun! The waves crashed against the rocks and the water shot up. Such a great place!

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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you catch this natural wonder on a stormy incoming tide, you'll be amazed at the turbulent water action and tremendous crashing and booming waves on the rocks!

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Devil's Churn is part of the Cape Perpetua area and is just one of several attractions in this area. It is just a short walk from the parking lot to the tide pools. A $5 day use fee is required but worth it. Also in the area is Cook's Chasm and Thor's Well. There is a small coffee shop that... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

No better place to see the power of the ocean (and Mother Nature in general). The relentless pounding of the waves is mesmerizing. If you are lucky enough to be there at high tide, it's quite spectacular. There's a path and steps down to the rocks that form the churn. You can walk out onto them and, during low tide,... More

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Benton City, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a absolute must see The Grandchildren loved it and didn't want to leave. Also need to see Cook's Chasm with the Spouting horn and Thor's Well, just down the Highway.

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