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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 other attractions in Newport, use our Newport itinerary planner.
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  • One of the many spots along Highway 101 to take in the sights of the ocean. This is a beautiful vantage point to take in the ocean. When the tide is high the waves crash through the Devils Punch Bowl ...  more »
  • Storms and shifting clouds. Layer, bring water and great shoes. Prepare to be drizzled upon. Dogs will love to romp on the beach (have leash close by and an obedient fog)...be prepared for rainbows, s...  more »
  • So it was AWESOME to see the punch bowl in this type of weather. We enjoyed the scenic drive and the walk around the area was easy.