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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

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Address: US Highway 101, Otter Crest Loop, Newport, OR 97369
Phone Number: 800 551 6949

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Family Favorite When Visiting The Oregon Coast

The Devils Punchbowl area is absolutely stunning. The waves crash on the rocks at the bottom of the trail, there are small tidepools, and a private beach nearby. Often the coffee... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Devils Punchbowl area is absolutely stunning. The waves crash on the rocks at the bottom of the trail, there are small tidepools, and a private beach nearby. Often the coffee shop is open, there are restroom facilities, and its a must-see when visiting the coast. The only negative is that there is very limited parking.

Thank Heather L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here it is in a nutshell: you park your car, you walk over to the fence, you look down into a hole in which seawater is sloshing around, you say, "That's it!?" and you walk back to the car. Only go here if the tide is high and a storm is near, otherwise you just see a hole in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's an easy stop along 101, with parking nearby. There's a Mo's and a winery there, too. But the view below is worth stopping for. Bring your camera, take some video. Enjoy the experience!

Thank RodPullman
Lake Conroe, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop that you can perfectly see from up top at pull out on the otter loop because of its massive size. It's a beautiful thing to see! And beautiful beach surrounding. There were people that had walked down into the punchbowl and it didn't look dangerous, of course at low tide. And there's a Mo's chowder... More 

Thank Sandra R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down the beach at low tide and went inside the punch bowl. It was pretty cool. You had to climb over/on rocks that were sometimes wet so it is not for everyone. We really thought it was cool but we may be more adventurous than others. We also saw it from the top and weren't that impressed.

Thank sttly
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove right to the edge of the cliff where the Devils punch bowl is and were able park right there. It looks like parking can be an issue as this is also a popular area for surfers. The punch bowl is another one of mother natures great creations. When tide is out you can see the opening from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The picture in the brochure makes it look more interesting than it is. A remarkable rock formation that was a little disappointing, perhaps we were there at the wrong time of day. I'm guessing that high tide with more water might make it more spectacular to view. Otter Rock itself is quite picturesque; it's a ways off shore but with... More 

Thank BeachBob_9
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be there during high tide if you want to see it at it's best. But when the tide is low some people hike down into the bowl. It's a beautiful site. A nice place for a picnic also. They have tables all around. There is a Mo's Annex if hungry for a cup of chowder. Also The... More 

Thank Karen B
Louisville KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here about sunset, staying in Newport, Agate Beach Hotel, watched low tide action and took some coastline pictures. The drive to the punch bowl takes you due West, looks like your driving into the heart of the Sun, blinding, but worth the 10 minutes you'll spend. Went back to see it at high tide, very nice.... only plan 10... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has so much for people to explore. Get your trail shoes on and get active! Take the steps down to the beach and get ready for fun!

Thank pmparkside

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