Explore the Devils Punchbowl Arch

Oregon Devils Punchbowl Parking Area

  • Activities:

    Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

Quick stop along Highway 101. Sea Caves. Tide pools.

Devils Punchbowl State Park is located just off of Highway 101. Finding the access path to the beach can be tricky since you need to be on the North side of the Punchbowl, but look for a path heading through the trees on C Avenue just north of 3rd. Once you get down to the beach head left.

You may need to hop over streams and scramble over rocks, but keep heading left until you reach the entrance. The Punchbowl is only accessible during low tide, so check the NOAA Tide tables for Depoe Bay. If you see waves coming into the cave, don't enter. It's very dangerous - so timing is key for a visit.

Once you are inside the Devils Punchbowl you can scramble around the rocks and explore but beware of slippery rocks. Also, keep an eye on the seaside entrance for rogue waves. Standing on a rock in the center is great place to take a panoramic photo.

When you are done exploring, head back north on the beach. You have a great view of Otter Rock and tons of tide pools to explore.

Pack List

  • Sneakers/hiking boots
  • Camera
  • Tide tables
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The Devils Punchbowl is unique and offers some great photo opportunities at low tide, but if you miss the ability to hike into the punchbowl at low tide, then don't waste your time. The punchbowl isn't very impressive at high tide and you can only photograph it from above.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Explored all over the place here and grabbed Clam Chowder at the restaurant right down the street from the parking lot. Lots of beginner surfers on the south side. Took a little while to find the path down to the north side but well worth the walk.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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