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.
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area reviews
We didn’t have a lot of time so we just stayed at the top level and enjoyed the awesome views and the shops on the street. Would love to come back and hike down to the beach when we have more time! more »
This was a beautiful little spot. Make sure you can handle lots of stairs and the right shoes. It’s hard walking on the rocks with flip flops. more »
Hard to find parking but worth it if you can!
I got here a half hour before *low* tide, so no aquatic fireworks. But it was still quite pretty!
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