Wind, Waves and The Long, Winding Road of the Central Oregon Coast
Colorful kites and wind socks welcome you back to the ocean and the resort town of Lincoln City. With sprawling Devil’s Lake on the north side and Siletz Bay to the south, it’s virtually surrounded by water, wildlife and recreation.
Farther south, Depoe Bay is the site of the world’s smallest navigable harbor and Spouting Horns that shoot geysers above the seawall at high tide.
Farther on, keep your camera handy to capture the Coast’s most photographed seascape, Cape Foulweather and the churning waves at Devil’s Punch Bowl.
In the shelter of Yaquina Head, Newport is home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine science Center. Yaquina Head features a 125-year-old lighthouse and two unique intertidal areas, one of which is the nation’s only wheelchair accessible tide pool.
The superb scenery continues through Waldport and Yachats to the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Here, you can watch the waves rush in and out of Devil’s Churn or hike on trails high above it. It’s not far to picturesque Heceta Head Lighthouse and Sea Lion Caves, the world’s only mainland viewing area for Steller sea lions.