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“Pretty rainforest drive”
Review of Otter Crest Loop

Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Depoe Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Nice side loop off of 101 thru the rainforest and good ocean views. Most of the loop is a one way road going South.

2  Thank GayFawcett
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Just a short side trip of 101. Some of the road is one way, It takes you to the Inn at Otter Crest. Great views and scenery.

Thank Gerald B
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We drove this loop every day of our trip because it was so pretty! It's a must see for any visitor!!

Thank Idahojoe1
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stunning views above the beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The Otter Crest Loop road is a little intimidating, as it is narrow and there are some serious drop-offs on one side. The views are wonderful though.

1  Thank seacoffeelover720
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

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.

4  Thank rolfmcewen
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