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“Scenery, Wine, & Whales”

Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Ranked #6 of 48 things to do in Newport
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Scenery, Wine, & Whales”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Devil's Punch Bowl is about eight miles north of Newport in Otter Rock, Oregon. It's a beautiful area with an unusual hollow rock formation. The punch bowl offers spectacular sites during high tides and can be explored during low tide.
We were able to see distant Gray Whales both times that we visited. It also appears to be a popular surfing spot.
There's a Mo's Restaurant (Mo's West,) and a great winery called the Flying Dutchman there.
This area is definitely worth visiting. You could make it a quick stop or leave yourself time to explore tidepools or enjoy the picnic area.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Worth the visit”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

The view is a little restricted as you must be behind a fence about 50 yards away but it is an unusual formation and still worth the visit.

Visited April 2013
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The Woodlands, Texas
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265 attraction reviews
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“Interesting”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Probably would not have gone out of our way but we were looking for things to do and this was on our list. Room to walk around the bowl when the tide is out and the surrounding scenery is fantistic. Park area seemed clean.

Visited April 2013
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Portland
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Make sure to go at near high tide for maximum churning! But the colors and textures of the rock are always beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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Homedale, Idaho, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is an incredible view... you don't get to walk down too it. You observe from the top. It use to be a cave and the top fell in... absolutely amazing to look at. There is a walk way that takes you around for a view of the ocean to the south that you see surfers. Also tables to have a nice lunch with awesome view. Great Wine shop there too !

Visited March 2013
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