"DEPOE BAY - WORLD'S SMALLEST HARBOR" Depoe Bay by mtncorg
Depoe Bay Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 24 photos
There are many magical spots along the Oregon Coast and Depoe Bay is one. Named for a local native American, Thomas Depot - an early postmaster took it upon himself to change the spelling - Depot Bay offers the road bound traveler a chance to witness the drama of the ocean directly. Especially during or after storms, waves churn in and spouting horns shoot up over the parking along US 101. It is a popular stopping point and there are a lot of little touristy venues which hope to garner a little of your cash. The 6-acre harbor is the World's smallest - according to the Guinness people. Former times commercial boats used the harbor, though now the harbor is used by charter sports fishing - and whale watching tours, in season. The entrance to the small bay is a narrow cleft in the basaltic cliffs - not much wider than that found farther south at Devil's Churn. You line your boat up correctly and you are in the ocean or the quiet bay instantly. Line it up incorrectly and....
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