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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

Featured Events

  • Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed, Wooden Boat Show & Ducky Derby

    Depoe Bay Harbor & Community Center
    220 S.E. Bay St.
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    877-485-8348   |   541-765-2889
    April 21 - 22, 2018

    Depoe Bay will be cooking up locally caught Dungeness crab and showing off colorful classic wooden boast at the world’s smallest harbor. Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of thirst-quenching brews in the beer garden.

    On Sunday "the world’s smallest harbor" will see hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released to race in the annual Ducky Derby. Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes provided by Depoe Bay merchants, including clothing, dining passes and an authentic antique silver shipwreck treasure coin.

    On both Saturday and Sunday a free model boat building demonstration provides both the young and young-at-heart with the opportunity to build a boat to take home. It’s a fun experience the whole family will enjoy.

    Admission to all activities is free.  Pricing for Dungeness crab meals will be announced prior to the event.

    Saturday, 11am – 5pm; Sunday, 11am – 3pm

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Featured Deals

  • Be a Storm Watcher

    Schedule your visit in conjunction with the winter storms on the southern coast, stay two nights and get the third night free with our already reduced rates of $130 a night. Receive a complimentary rain poncho with an Agate bag for your agate treasure hunting. Hot breakfast will be served every morning to get you ready to face the wild storms of the mighty Pacific.

  • Stay 1 Night in Seaside and get the 2nd night FREE!

    Experience Seaside for 2 Nights and Get 1 FREE. Relax and enjoy all the storm watching, bonfire gazing, toe toasting, great eating you can cram into 2 nights! This special rate is valid Sunday – Thrusday and is not combinable with other group or discounted rates. Discount is not available during special events or Holidays.

  • Helicopter Tour Package – Three Rivers Casino Resort

    When you choose the Apex Helicopter Tour package, you can take in the beauty of the Oregon Coast with an unbeatable bird’s eye view. Apex Helicopters offers a safe, unforgettable experience for Oregon Coast visitors. Choose between several options including 20- or 40-mile tours, and head either north or south from Florence. When you touch back down, wind down in your deluxe hotel room, grab…

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