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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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  • this is a neat spot. if you look out you might see whales like we did. the punch bowl is compelling to look at. the waves crashing and swirling around are really cool. it is a picture taking paradise.  more »
  • It's intimidating and breathtaking! The name fits, but truely it's GOD'S handy work! I love to watch from above , but would never want to be caught in it! It really looks like a bowl filling up...when...  more »
  • Visited on a rainy windy day but it was pretty amazing to see. This part of the Oregon Coast is pretty stunning  more »