Devil’s Punch Bowl State Natural Area

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Devil’s Punch Bowl State Natural Area
Off US 101, 8 mi- N of Newport
Newport, OR 97365
800-551-6949
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_217.php
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Featured by Coastal Living in 2008 as one of 5 ‘Stunning Oregon Hiking Spots’. Surfers and surf watchers energize this area! 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.

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