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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 must stop on the Oregon coast. It is spectacular no matter the weather. During storms it is especially dramatic. Good photos assured.  more »
  • We visited Devil's Punchbowl late afternoon but didn't have time to wait the sunset. Definitely great views and beautiful rock formations.  more »
  • I can't say enough about this spectacular Oregon Coast attraction. Don't miss this stop and for added beauty and breathtaking views, try to visit during sunrise. Incredible!  more »