Otter Crest Loop

Otter Crest Loop, Depoe Bay: Address, Otter Crest Loop Reviews: 4.5/5

Otter Crest Loop
4.5
Write a review

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
349 reviews
Excellent
248
Very good
93
Average
7
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR174 contributions
I always take our guests along Otter Loop. I try to travel it when I have time and am alone so I can go slowly and take in the view. Since it is mostly one-way, there is room to pull over and gaze without impeding traffic.
Written July 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lightkeeper7
Meridian, ID307 contributions
Couples
There are beautiful view along this drive part of drive is only one way southern direction. Lots of pull of for views with chance of seeing whales. Devil’s punch bowl is one of the stops to make.
Written November 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cynthia K
Westville, IN2,989 contributions
This is off Hwy 101, South of Depoe Bay. Start at the North end so you can do the one way part. 4.2 miles of scenic drive. Signage is good. Pay attention to the signs when you're on the loop. Eventually it goes to two way traffic.

This is a wonderful scenic road that has numerous pull offs. We loved it! Lots of good photos.
Written August 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kevin
Longview, WA538 contributions
Part of the Otter Crest Loop Road is one way only south bound, so best driven from the north end where it conects to Hiway 101.

The vistas are breath taking, very worth the 15 minute diversion!
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Connector29546798926
7 contributions
We took a leisurely drive along this Loop stopping for pictures at several parking pull-outs. The coast is so diverse that each stop shows something new.
We went to Otter Crest resort to look around for a potential future visit and then walked from there - 1/2 mile to Devil's Punchbowl which was spectacular and well worth the trip.
You can drive to the Punchbowl instead of walking.
There were several small eateries there, including coffee/bakery, Mo's Clam chowder (closed till Spring) and a surf shop.
Great picture taking along the Loop and especially at Devil''s Punchbowl.
Written March 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SpokaneRealtor
Spokane, WA227 contributions
Couples
What a beautiful, short loop to drive along the ocean. There are plenty of turnout spots to view the ocean and it's not very long. We loved the drive and it was easy to take puppies out for a quick stop. This is a must-see and hardly takes anytime for beautiful scenic views of the ocean!
Written September 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Silverheels2013
North Bend, WA18 contributions
Couples
Recommended Route: Traveling south on 101 from Depoe Bay the hwy distinctly rises in elevation. Signage to the right abruptly marks the turnoff on Otter Crest, little chance to correct a drive by. A few miles will pass before a turnaround presents itself. It is completely worth this effort because Otter Crest Loop is largely one way at its start. It was the original coast highway before erosion limited it to one lane. There is a historical marker and beautifully restored bridge at Rock Creek at the start of this loop. All you engineers and history buffs will value this. The remaining drive is one pleasure after another – undeveloped coast forest, Cape Foulweather, Devils Punchbowl – this quantified of course by the weather conditions!
Written March 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cindy G
Wenatchee, WA99 contributions
Friends
Parking, restrooms, a park area with picnic tables. There are private homes in the area, but it also offers a small eatery & a wine tasting business; which are separate from each other.
The view is fabulous. There is the 'Devil's Punchbowl', which is a big hole in the stone that allows either a view into it, or a big spray of seawater that will hit you, if the tide and surf is up.
There is the wooded staircase that ascends to the beach below, on the south side of the parking area. Great beach to explore.
This is one place where you can do a lot with one parking spot.
Written April 26, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

NukedNative
Dowagiac, MI250 contributions
Solo
Mainly just a driveway for locals and weekenders.. The views can be beat driving up 101 to Lincoln city
Written April 17, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rolfmcewen
Albany, OR18 contributions
Couples
Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast is a quaint little town, with funky buildings strung along Highway 101, including shops for trinkets of sea birds, whales, dolphins, beach balls, glass balls, paintings, carvings, and other unique coastal creations. The fragrance of caramel corn wafts through the air, and you can get the sweet, addictive stuff at several locations. Don't fail to walking along the wide sidewalk along the sea. Watch the seagulls, watch the waves, and be prepared for the spouting horn that erupts with soaring saltwater when the tide is high, driving foaming water into the sky as the waves come rushing in with mighty force. Walk beneath the highway at the entrance to the "smallest harbor in the world." Indeed, it is a tiny one, but lots of fish come into that little harbor. Fishing boats launch several times daily into the great ocean where sportsmen catch salmon and other species. Watch while workers clean the fish and toss the guts to the screaming birds--all striving to get a morsel. Gulls are aggressive, noisy, boisterous scavengers. Imagine the junk they eat, and yet they seldom get sick. Strange. Nice little town to explore if you like waves and water and mist and food and fish. Just north of Depoe Bay is Otter Crest Loop, a lovely little drive deep into coastal scenes of crashing waves and blue vistas. The narrow road meanders through coastal foliage and abundant greenery. The lookout area affords sweeping views of the coast. It's a wonderful experience, well worth 20 minutes of slow going.
Written February 2, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 343
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Otter Crest Loop