Depoe Bay

Your visit to the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast” is sure to be a memorable one. There is a resident pod of grey whales which makes its home off Depoe Bay from March through December. Visitors from everywhere come to whale watch either from the new Whale Watch Center, the many shore observation spots or you can take a charter out for a closer look.

Depoe Bay has the smallest natural navigable harbor in the world consisting of six square acres. Because of the proximity to the ocean, fishermen or whale watchers can be from dockside to viewing or fishing in a matter of minutes.

A huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area which enables visitors to shop or dine always within view of the ocean. This is the only town on the entire coast with this amenity. Waves run beneath lava beds and build pressure to spout water as high as 60 feet into the air. These are known as spouting horns and are visible during turbulent seas and stormy weather.

Featured activities

  • Cape Foulweather

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    877-485-8348

    Cape Foulweather was discoverd and named in 1778 by the famous British navigator Captain James Cook. It was at this Point that Captain Cook first sighted the mainland of North America on the Pacific Coast, and one of the sudden storms which greeted his arrival almost put an end to his historical expedition. The fierceness of the storm is reflected by the name he gave this rugged landmark - Cape Foulweather.

  • The Spa at Salishan

    7760 North Highway 101 Gleneden Beach
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
    541-764-4300

    Wood. Stone. Water. At Salishan Spa the restorative elements of the Oregon coast environment surround you. Our full line of salon and spa treatments will renew your body and spirit.

Featured accommodations

  • Vacasa - Depoe Bay

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    503-208-9861

    From whale watching off your private deck to curling up by the fireplace, there's no better place to stay in Depoe Bay than a Vacasa vacation rental. We offer a wide range for every taste, from oceanfront condos to warm and spacious family homes in the heart of town. Indeed, every Vacasa home in Depoe Bay is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

  • Oregon Beach Vacations in Depoe Bay

    Depoe Bay, Oregon
    1-800-723-2383

    Oregon Beach Vacations is the premiere vacation rental company on the Northern and Central Oregon Coast. Each rental property is unique in its location, decor and general feel. Oregon Beach Vacations offers over 250 homes and condominiums from North Bend to Gearhart with a wide variety of amenities including oceanfront locations, pet friendly homes, theatre rooms, hot tubs and gourmet kitchens. Discover the advantages of renting a cozy vacation home or luxury condominium from Oregon Beach Vacations. A professional team of reservation agents is ready 24/7 to help you plan your dream vacation at the Oregon Coast by providing helpful information about local activities, attractions and dining.

Featured Events

  • 2017 Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show

    220 S.E. Bay Street
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    541-270-3944
    Saturday, Apr 22nd, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 23rd, 2017

    Thousands of pounds of locally caught whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection at the upcoming Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017.

    The Depoe Bay Community Hall at 220 S.E. Bay Street is where Dungeness crab will be served on both Saturday and Sunday.  Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of brews in the beer garden courtesy of the Rusty Truck Brewing Co.

    The 22nd annual Classic Wooden Boat Show will display dozens of wonderful hand-crafted vessels on display at “the world’s smallest harbor” on both Saturday and Sunday.  While you’re there, try your hand at building your own vessel at the model boat building booth and bring it home.  It’s a fun experience for the whole family.  Admission to both events are free.

    On Sunday April 23 hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released into the harbor at the annual Ducky Derby.   Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes provided by Depoe Bay merchants, including clothing, dining passes and authentic shipwreck treasure.

    Thanks to a resident pod of gray whales, Depoe Bay enjoys year-round whale watching and has earned the title of “Oregon’s whale watching capitol”.  At the Whale Watching Center park rangers are ready to help spot gray whales.  The center is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission is free.

    For advance information please contact Nick Bruyer (Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce) at 541-270-3944 to plan your group trip.  Email address: r8vegas@gmail.com.

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