Turn off the TV and take in a real show—Mother Nature. It’s no accident that your resort at Depoe Bay is situated in the whale-watching capital of the Oregon Coast. A visit here is your ticket to sunsets, romantic walks and fine dining with vast views of the ocean and the rugged, wild coastline.
But don’t take our word on it—the gray whales that make Depoe Bay their home 10 months of the year know a good thing when they see it. The fishing’s great (boats leave every hour, weather permitting). There are old-growth forests to discover, tidal pools to explore and "spouting horns" to marvel at.
This is the coastal experience as it should be—intimate, refreshing, beautiful and full of nature’s drama. And you’ve got the best seats in the house.
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Named for a hollow rock formation shaped like a gigantic punch bowl, this state natural area is a popular whale-watching site. The park features picnic areas, beach access and a hiking trail. Approx. 25 mi.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Climb the stairs of Oregon’s tallest lighthouse. Active since 1873, the lighthouse features 114 stairs and stands 93 feet in height. For more information, call (541) 574-3116. Just north of Newport.
Discovered in 1778 by Captain James Cook, Cape Foulweather is one of the highest points along the Oregon coast at 500 feet. Activities include whale watching. Located in Depoe Bay.+ More