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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  • it's a cool location but parking is tight. Worth the effort but be aware it gets crowded. You will immediately know were to stand to get the best picture. 
    it's a cool location but parking is tight. Worth the effort but be aware it gets crowded. You will immediately know were to stand to get the best picture.  more »
  • Quick stop, 30 min tops unless you decide to mingle in the shops. The punch bowl was cool to see. It’s a one time done deal kind of attraction though. Overall I liked the visit and would definitely... 
    Quick stop, 30 min tops unless you decide to mingle in the shops. The punch bowl was cool to see. It’s a one time done deal kind of attraction though. Overall I liked the visit and would definitely...  more »
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  • 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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