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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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check it out at high tide

I've been going to Devil's Churn for 50 years--I never tire of it. Having to pay for parking is disappointing, but I still do it because I like it so much. Watching the wave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Jackson Hole, WY
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Jackson Hole, WY
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146 reviews 146 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I've been going to Devil's Churn for 50 years--I never tire of it. Having to pay for parking is disappointing, but I still do it because I like it so much. Watching the wave action and listening for the pounding at the end of the churn is really invigorating. I used to live near the coast, but now live 900... More 

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to stop at any stage of the tide... low tide, you can walk down and see all the animals that are exposed in the churn -- and high tide, you can walk as far as you dare and see the crashing waves. It is worth it to go p to the top of Cape Perpetua... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful place to visit. The weather was perfect and the scenery was spectacular. Easy to get to for most people great view from the parking area and a snack bar with great hot coffee.

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Everett, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited these natural creations in Yachats, OR and it was amazing to see what ocean and rock formations can create. All 3 formations were located in nearby areas and are not to be missed. Amazing natural wonders! Tip: bring a good camera, jacket, and proper shoes for climbing over rocks

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Yachats, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a fabulous spot to take a walk, take a few photos, and feel the power of the natural earth - with every wave. Be sure to buy the day pass.

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Washougal, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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
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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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155 reviews 155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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