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....

see depoe bay for more information regarding lodging, food, fishing and whale watching charters

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  • Ann75's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    We were here last summer and enjoyed it very much! This is such a beautiful place. Great tips and beautiful photos!

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 6:37 AM

    Excellent tips on this little spot. Carol and I will passing thru Depoe in October as we make our way up 101. Thanks...Tom

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2004 at 12:37 AM

    What a nature, wonderful pictures!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2004 at 8:51 AM

    Breathtaking scenery... and delicious fish!!! A nearly perfect destination... just bring a good wine! ;-)


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