For the past week and a half I’ve written a few different posts about my recent road trip to the Oregon coast, including my recommended spots to camp and explore, some pics from our day of beach combing, and a more in-depth post on Yaquina Head, which is one of the prettiest spots near Newport (in my humble opinion!). Today I have a full post on our hike in the Devil’s Punchbowl! I posted a few pictures and some video clips from the Devils Punchbowl on Instagram (you can still see the video in my Story highlights), but I don’t think you can really get the full scope of it on a small screen…so without further ado, here’s the full batch of photos. You can click on any of them to view them full-screen!
The hike to the Devil’s Punchbowl is short, if somewhat steep, following a paved track down to a beach that’s accessible only at low tide. You can see from the first few pictures, taken at midday, how the Bowl and beach flood at high tide.
Below are all of our photos from our hike down the beach and inside the Devils Punchbowl. If you plan to go then make sure you consult the tide tables so you don’t get caught by the tide coming back into the Bowl. There are also narrow passages that lead down to the sea (I have video over on Insta!) and tidal pools full of starfish, anemones, and other sea creatures, but as always, please use caution when exploring. You need to stay safe near slippery rocks and sneaker waves, and you don’t want to trample delicate wildlife!