Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, Newport

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Spend a day on the coast and admire the unusual play of waves at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. The highlight of the park is a natural rock bowl, the result of the collapse of two coastal caves. The bowl is partially open to the ocean, allowing waves to enter. During high surf, you can watch the waves violently swirl and foam inside the bowl. The coastline is lined with different rock formations and tide pools. In addition to wave-watching, the park offers opportunities for surfing, hiking, and picnicking. Whales migrate through this area and, in season, you can easily spot them from the beach. To visit Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and get the most from your holiday in Newport, create itinerary details personal to you using our Newport online route planner.
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  • Easy parking. Easy to get to view. Was a little disappointed but I think it would have been better at high tide. The punch bowl didn’t get very full. 
    Easy parking. Easy to get to view. Was a little disappointed but I think it would have been better at high tide. The punch bowl didn’t get very full.  more »
  • We went to see beach fist, it was very beautiful. We then went to punch bowl, it was low tide, it was an empty bowl. 
    We went to see beach fist, it was very beautiful. We then went to punch bowl, it was low tide, it was an empty bowl.  more »
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  • The overlook is more of a stop over. It’s a very nice view here but it’s not very big. We saw a lot of surfers but we didn’t make it to the beach. It looked like the tide was in already so we couldn’t go into the actual bowl. But I could see how nice watching the sunset is from here. You should definitely check this place out! Very Nice!
  • Free roadside attraction. parking can be crowded for an RV on the weekend. Fairly easy in and out during the week. Check the tide table and go at high tide for the best show. 🍦 Friendliest candy shop, and least expensive ice cream on the Coast right near the parking lot. Also super friendly surf 🏄‍♂️ and skateboard 🛹 shop at the same location. 🌊

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