The Oregon Coast - A unique destination to explore.
Astounding vistas, rocky headlands, craggy rocks, rivers, forests, coastal dunes and miles of spectacular Pacific Coast shoreline await you on the Oregon Coast. From the picturesque town of Astoria to the little village of Yachats, the Oregon Coast takes you through bustling resort towns with carousels and quiet villages with old time ice cream parlors, all set on a wild and scenic coastline. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts are welcomed by 70 State Parks, the Oregon Dunes and some of the most diverse marine life in the world. Sit back and watch whales breaching along endless stretches of beach. If not storm-watching, find a quiet protected spot to sip sundowners with a brilliant sunset.
Welcome to the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast”, even the Gray Whales make this their home. A colorful fishing village with the smallest natural navigable harbor in the world, a rich marine life and a rugged rocky coastline of sea caves and tidal pools. Experience the beauty of the whales. Take a charter or visit the Depoe Bay Whale Center, Oregon’s newest State Park to learn more about these amazing creatures. One mile south of Depoe Bay is Whale Cove, a protected marine reserve.
Depoe Bay has a sea wall that runs the length of downtown giving visitors a never ending view of the ocean. Cafes, bistros, seafood and fine restaurants line the streets. Dance away the night with live music under the stars. This fishing village has everything from gift shops to galleries.
Rugged & Rocky
A rugged and rocky coastline does not allow for long walks on the beaches of Depoe Bay, but the beauty of this coastline is waiting to be admired. One of the most popular activities in Depoe Bay is watching the spouting horns visible during stormy weather in the turbulent sea, spouting as high as 60 feet in the air. Take your binoculars to Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint, a rugged bay with wild surf, resident Gray whales and beautiful birdwatching. Another rugged landmark is Cape Foulweather, aptly named by Captain Cook in 1778 due to the stormy seas, with picturesque and panoramic views of the wild Pacific Ocean.
Depoe Bay, a colorful destination.
Explore our other great Oregon Coast destinations - next stop Otter Rock.