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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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Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you want to get a sense of the pure power of the Pacific ocean, check out Devil's church. The pounding waves and incredible sprays are awe-inspiring! Just make sure you watch yourself, or you could end up drenched. Rocks can also be slippery.

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Merced, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

When driving coastal highway 101 in Central Oregon don't miss Devil's Churn. You get wonderful rewards for very little effort. A switchback trail leads from a parking lot down to the ocean. "Switchback" normally is synonymous with "considerable effort", but this one requires just a bit of effort. It's very worthwhile to take that half hour walking down, sitting on... More

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Warrenville, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Devil's Churn was spectacular on an October day with really high waves coming in. The water gets so frothy that it looks like ice cream or butter. Nice short hike down to the churn from the parking lot. Beautiful area.

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Prineville, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When we arrived, the tide was going out, so it probably wasn't as exciting to watch as it could have been, but we enjoyed the surges, anyway. It is wheelchair accessible for part of the way down to the viewing areas.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Best to go at high tide. Its a cool stop along the 101. There is an easy view spot or you can take the stairs all the way down.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I think this spot put me under a spell! I was captivated by the strength and ferocity of the spot, but yet the beauty of it was calming. I could've stood there for a long time if the wind wasn't so cold!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

OK ... so its really just a big crack in the rock. The ocean rushes into the crack, is squeezed into the narrow opening and (theoretically) crashes up at the end of the crack. That sounds great, and I'm sure when that actually does occur it is pretty spectacular. However, it only happens if the tide and the wave height... More

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Pacific Northwest USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was an area we saw in the magazine in the hotel and thought we would like to see. Did not head there intentionally, but were delighted when we chose to turn off the highway and ended up here. The view from all areas was breathtaking!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Don't miss this place. You will be mesmerized by the water. Go and plan to stay awhile especially when the tide in coming in so check the tide tables first. It was spectacular.

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Keizer, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One of several interesting spots to view. Get some interesting shots with your camera. It's on a corner, but there is a safe place to pull in.

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