Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

The Devils Punchbowl is a gorgeous state park natural area on the Coast along Highway 101 between Lincoln City and Newport.

Description from Oregon State Parks:

"During winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl. The surf churns, foams, and swirls as it mixes a violent brew. The punch bowl was probably created by the collapse of the roof over two sea caves, then shaped by wave action. The park is a popular whale watching site and displays an intriguing geology. This is a scenic picnic spot atop the undulating rocky shoreline. Don't forget to explore the tidepools on the north side of the punch bowl!"

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9 years ago

The crashing waves we saw when we were there were really exciting, but I scared Krista when I got a bit too close to them for her comfort!

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