Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, Newport

4.3
#1 of 19 in Trails in Oregon Coast
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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  • We went at high tide during the "king Tide" season...excelent! Free parking with beach access...but a little tricky to find the trail. Also, the hole is shaded until after about 10am but still...  more »
  • Great views, even in winter months. An Oregon Coast must see. Free parking. The small park is under renovation, just in time for spring and summer. Stop in for a great view!  more »

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