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

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Beautiful stop along coastal road

We stopped after reading reviews of this place and it was very nice. The tide was out so there wasn't a lot of "churning" but it was still very beautiful. We took the trail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped after reading reviews of this place and it was very nice. The tide was out so there wasn't a lot of "churning" but it was still very beautiful. We took the trail halfway down but decided to pass on going all the way down. I experienced the best coffee of our entire trip at the little coffee house... More 

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately the sea was calm when I visited but I could still visualize the scene with a high tide and swell. There were several cars in the small car park when I arrived and it's easy to see how parking could be a problem at times.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Go as high tide approaches to see the real churn. At low tides there is not much to see. Great parking options just off the highway. You can watch from the top or hike right down to the action. Even has a small snack bar.

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Woodburn, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to not like, except, parking is sparse. This is one of the most breathtaking scenes I have ever experienced. The sound and visual shows us all the drama that nature can Churn. I highly recommend seeing it at high tide.

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Vancouver Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Great way to cool off and get some great photos. But be warned, the salt-water destroys all electronics ! While taking photos I got hit by a big wave and it soaked my camera (DSLR) It stopped working and it took a bit of cleaning and time for it to start working properly again ( My friends phone would not... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Was interesting to see but not very active when we were there. Would be nice to see during a storm or high tide.,

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You can simply view the Devil's Churn from the Lookout or you can walk down the path and stairs to get a little closer. Obviously high tide is the best time to see all the action.

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Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You have to hit this place at high tide to get the full effect, but it's really amazing. Again, worth the drive and you can walk down the path to get even closer for some really good pictures.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You can see the churn from the the parking lot at the safe overview and there is a trail down to closer views. You do need to be careful some of the waves come in and over the rocks but from a safe distance it is speculatcular to see. IEven at low tide it's worth a stop!

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The very easy walk down to the volcanic rocks was a nice break from riding in the car. The power of the water in that small space was worth it.

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Address: Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Yachats

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