After Depoe Bay and admiring the rough surf and exploding waves along the rocks, we worked our way back to visit Devil's Punchbowl SNA, about 8 miles north of Newport, and Cape Foulweather, an outstanding vista viewpoint. At Devil's Punchbowl, there are some unique rock formations--the "Punchbowl" is a collapsed sea cave, and when the turf is really roiling and boiling, the center of the formation is something to see! Off to the side is a favorite beach and wave area for local paddleboard surfers. We saw two guys riding the waves...water temperatures are consistently in the fifties, so you wouldn't want to swim in it without a wet suit. One guy had a fullbody wetsuit on, the other guy had exposed legs and arms and he was as red as a lobster from the cold water! It looked like a lot of fun!
The squirrels at Devil's Punchbowl were very tame and expected handouts...They scampered around right by your feet....
|Cape Foulweather vista|