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

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Incredible view of the ocean in action

We love to visit the Devil's Churn, especially when the tide is coming in. I highly recommend stopping here if you are on the Oregon Coast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Gina G
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Athens, Georgia
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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love to visit the Devil's Churn, especially when the tide is coming in. I highly recommend stopping here if you are on the Oregon Coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to pull over for pictures. Short hike down to the water. Be careful with the waves as they change size quickly.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Devils churn is an AMAZING THING TO SEE ! It is a rock formation that as the sea over whelms the rocks the water drains back down a rather large hole. When you are there be sure and look for the spout. Another rock formation that as the sea comes in water spouts from a fisher. The bigger the waves,... More 

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Devil's Churn hike is well-worth the 15 to 45 minute stop. In addition to the ocean eroded chasm, there are also other hiking trails in and around the area.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The simple natural beauty of Oregon never ceases to amaze me. This natural spot focuses the awesome power of the waves into a narrow shoot. If you happen to slip off of the rocks and fall into the water you will probably perish. Other than that, it is an awesome place.

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Yorba Linda, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Devil's Churn is a short hike from the parking lot. You will need to go out on the rocks of the tide pools for a close up view, however it is not difficult. Best to wear tennis shoes as the rocks can be slippery at low tide.

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Thank Jerry T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to stop by the Devil's Churn while in the area. The roaring surf and swirling waters are something to behold.

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a pit-stop just to watch the majesty of the ocean waves pound the Devil's Churn, surrounded by beautiful scenery with plenty of trials if you are feeling energetic.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location, great to walk on rocks at low tide. Many interesting things to discover here. Great spot for wildlife watching

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to get down into the action for this! Go during low tide and spend hours in the tide pools looking at sea life. Take extreme caution - this is no joke! Remember to never turn your back to the ocean, don't get close to the edge and be ready to enjoy the fierce Oregon waves!

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