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.

  • Golf at Salishan

    7760 North Highway 101 Gleneden Beach
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
    541-764-3632

    The top caliber Salishan golf course is eighteen holes of magnificence. Start on the front nine, surrounded by old-growth trees, and play through to the links-style back nine with spectacular pond and bay views.

Featured accommodations

  • Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

    7760 Hwy 101 N Gleneden Beach
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
    541.764.2371

    Just as the magnificent Oregon coastal forest surrounds and embraces Salishan Resort, our beautifully remodeled guest rooms will wrap you in luxury. From the views of towering Douglas firs and tranquil Siletz Bay to the Oregon timber used in the woodwork, every aspect of your stay will be infused with authentic elements of the coast. Come relax with us, and embrace all that Salishan has to offer.

  • Beachfront Vacation Rentals

    2002 NW 36th St
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
    541-996-2955

    Beachfront Vacation Rentals specializes in offering exceptional lodging perfect for all occasions including company retreats, reunions with friends, family vacations and romantic getaways. Our homes feature a wide variety of amenities including oceanfront, beachfront and lakefront locations, hot tubs, internet access, pet friendly options, fully equipped kitchens and more. Each of our vacation rental homes has been carefully appointed to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Featured Events

  • Indian-Style Salmon Bake

    Bay St.
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    877-485-8348
    Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016

    On Saturday, September 17, thousands of pounds of salmon fillets will be cooked in a traditional technique used for generations by native coastal tribes at Depoe Bay’s annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake.

    Before sunrise on Saturday morning a huge 80-foot fire line will be ignited with six cords of fir and three cords of alder.   Salmon fillets are placed on alder wood stakes,  held in place with cedar strips, then positioned over the smoldering fire line.  The traditional outdoor grilling imparts rich flavors to the salmon as they bake to perfection.

    Visitors will enjoy their salmon meals at tables in the sun or under a huge tent, while listening to live performances of Native American music complemented by native tribal dancers. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Salmon Bake for “Discover Depoe Bay” packages, which include lodging, dining, fishing and whale watching trips.

    Oregon’s delicious “signature salmon event” takes place at the Depoe Bay City Park, located on the edge of the woods and a scenic creek just south of the town’s picturesque harbor.  Free shuttles will take visitors to and from the park, as well as from the park to downtown shops along the ocean front.  Many Depoe Bay merchants offer special discounts for the Salmon Bake event.

    Admission to the Indian Style Salmon Bake is free.  Meal tickets will be on sale in advance as well as on the day of the event.  The number of salmon meals available is limited, so if you plan to attend an advance ticket purchase is recommended.

    For more information about the Indian Style Salmon Bake please contact the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce 541-765-2889 (toll free 877-485-8348), or info@depoebaychamber.org).

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