Otter Rock, Oregon: Devil's Punchbowl

A caved-in sea cave that turns into a water spout when the tide comes in.

Address:
1st St., Otter Rock, OR
Directions:
US 101/North Coast Hwy to Otter Rock, which is halfway between Depoe Bay and Newport. Look for signs for Otter Rock and Devil's Punch Bowl State Park. Once in Otter Rock, drive to 1st St., then follow east to the end.
Hours:
Always open - best at High Tide. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
800-551-6949
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Devil's Punchbowl

Because the churning waves pick up and deposit many agates and shells in Devil's Punchbowl, I find the best time to visit is at just before low tide the lower, the better. Never turn your back on the ocean, know tide times, and retreat before the tide begins to change.

[Doctor D, 12/04/2018]
Devil's Punchbowl

A beautiful view of the ocean and whale watching to boot! There is an adorable winery and wine tasting for an after visit.

[Debra, 10/01/2018]

The Devil uses all of his punchbowl powers to lure us.

Devil's Punchbowl

Okay to see, but make sure seen during high tide. Surfers are fun to watch from up above -- bring binoculars. Climbing down to the beach is easy. Climbing back up will be a workout.

[L Oconnor, 06/21/2017]

Devil's Punchbowl

Devil's Punchbowl

For the best views I recommend arriving at low tide, so you can hike down to the beach. Venture cautiously, and don't stick around too long.

[ReneeZ, 07/14/2014]

As one Portland hiking guide site advises: "anyone caught there in high water would surely be killed."

Devil's Punchbowl.

Devil's Punchbowl

The Devil's Punchbowl is a cave that caved in. We missed high tide, that's the real time to visit, because the swirling water turns into a spout several hundred feet off the cave floor.

[Theodore M. Seeber, 09/17/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

World's Smallest HarborWorld's Smallest Harbor, Depoe Bay, OR - 4 mi.
Wax WorksWax Works, Newport, OR - 8 mi.
America's Only Riverboat B&BAmerica's Only Riverboat B&B, Newport, OR - 9 mi.
In the region:
Tim Tharp Yard Art, Willamina, OR - 34 mi.

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