Things to Do in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whale Watching Center

Perched on a seawall with expansive ocean views and a large viewing deck, the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay is the perfect spot to see whales. Park staff and volunteers are ready to answer your questions and help you...

119 SW Hwy 101
Depoe Bay, OR

541-765-3304
Email us (morris[dot]grover[at]state[dot]or[dot]us)

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Beluga Beads

Beluga Beads is the largest bead store on the Oregon Coast with a fabulous selection of natural stone, glass, and seed beads, as well as Swarovski crystals, findings and artisan jewelry. They also have a designated bike rest area provided...

3150 Fogarty Avenue
Depoe Bay, OR

541-764-5040
Email us (jill[at]belugabeads[dot]com)

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Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce was established in 1948 by local business and community leaders. Over the years a very dedicated group of volunteers have helped the Chamber become an important resource.

223 US-101
Depoe Bay, OR

541-765-2889
Email us (info[at]depoebaychamber[dot]org)

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Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

Surfers and surf watchers energize this area! During winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl. The surf churns, foams, and swirls as it mixes...

Depoe Bay, OR

541-265-4560

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Mariner Charters LLC

For nearly 30 years, Capn’ Dan has been providing “Top Deck” ocean adventures for sport fishing, scenic cruises, whale watching and more.

Depoe Bay, OR

(541) 270-6163
Email us (twmariner[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Whale’s Tail Charters

Whale’s Tail Charters is dedicated to ensuring that your time spent whale watching is the highlight of your Oregon vacation. Their boats provide passengers with the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, seamanship, first class vessels, and highest...

Depoe Bay, OR

(541) 921-1323
Email us (whalestail115[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Travel Stories

The Science and Safety of Storm Watching

Winter on the Oregon Coast is anything but boring. When powerful Pacific winds meet turbulent ocean waters, it’s a spectacular sight to witness. Tall waves crash into rocky cliffs and sandy shores, offering an awe-inspiring display by Mother Nature. And...
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Take a Guided Tour on the Oregon Coast

In addition to guides providing a wealth of knowledge to enrich your experience, tour operators also provide a safe way to try something new or, if you’re a pro, allow you to leave your gear at home. Hiring a guide also helps ensure that you’re visiting responsibly. “Outfitters and guides tend to take very good care of their natural resources that they’re operating in,” Lacey says.
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How to Visit Oregon’s Coastal Tide Pools

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the underwater world of the Pacific Ocean but prefer to stay onshore, the Oregon Coast’s tide pools are a must-see. These rocky pools of seawater along the shoreline — accessible at low tide — are teeming with aquatic life: colorful starfish, spiky sea urchins and otherworldly sea anemones.
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Top 9 Hidden Adventures for 2021

Whether you’re the type who makes resolutions or not, the new year is an ideal time to think about goals and plans. To make sure you get your much-needed doses of natural wellness on the Oregon Coast, don’t forget to schedule getaways onto your calendar. While you’ll want to keep responsible travel in mind, these hidden coastal adventures are sure to keep you inspired all year long.
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Coastal Mountain Biking in Oregon

Carson Storch has ridden his mountain bike around the world, but the trails he’s most excited about? Those on the Oregon Coast. “It blew my mind what the terrain has to offer,” he says. The 27-year-old professional freeride mountain biker...
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Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

March 28, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Spring Oregon Whale Watch Week

Depoe Bay, OR

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