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Boiler Bay State Wayside

US-101 S/Oregon Coast Hwy, Depoe Bay, OR
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Well worth the stop

This an excellent place to stop and watch the waves crashing and perhaps see a gray whale. No... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Noreen W
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Salem, Oregon
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Nice stop to look for Whales!

We weren't there during peak season but did see a tourist boat out looking for whales and sure... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Penny E
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Roseau
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  • Average4%
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“crashing waves” (15 reviews)
“picnic tables” (18 reviews)
“oregon coast” (26 reviews)
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US-101 S/Oregon Coast Hwy, Depoe Bay, OR
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"crashing waves"
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"picnic tables"
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"oregon coast"
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"whale watching"
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"stretch your legs"
in 7 reviews
"lincoln city"
in 12 reviews
"large parking area"
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"beautiful spot"
in 5 reviews
"plenty of parking"
in 9 reviews
"favorite stop"
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"great ocean views"
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"low tide"
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"on the rocks"
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"easy access"
in 7 reviews
"great place to watch"
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"waves come"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This an excellent place to stop and watch the waves crashing and perhaps see a gray whale. No sighting on this trip but in March 2018 I saw nearly all of a gray whale as it swam on the surface. No binoculars were needed for...More

Thank Noreen W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We weren't there during peak season but did see a tourist boat out looking for whales and sure enough, one was blowing right by their boat. As we watched a 2nd whale appeared and though we didn't see much of either of them, it was...More

Thank Penny E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped several times to watch for whales and the blow hole. Whales yes, but never did get to see the blow hole. Nice lunch area, while watching for sealife.

Thank jefft290
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I camped out here in the early morning with our coffee and binoculars and were able to see many whale spouts (about 13 instances) and even a few flukes in just about an hour. Bring your binoculars, chairs, and warm layers! During...More

Thank krschoen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to watch the wave action on the rocks. In stormy conditions, I have seen the waves go over a three story building close by. There is a small, deep bay next to the wayside, where we have seen whales. The wayside is up...More

Thank sgstrauss1
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Love the huge waves crashing in and could see how it go it's name! Where I pulled in there was no blockage fence or cable barrier. So be extra vegalent in putting the car in gear and setting the E brake.

1  Thank radgirl00
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Exciting breaking waves over the rocks even at low tide. Good parking and state park restroom. Paved trail to over the boiling rocks and a small waterfall. Nice walk and to crowded in the winter.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This spot has lots of places to park and watch the waves crashing against the rocks and going up in the air. Certain times of the year, whales are swimming out in the ocean and close enough to see.

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is a great spot to take some time to watch the whale migrations. You can watch from the roadside or hike down to the bay and stroll along the sandy beach.

Thank Rick L
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Fun area to stop, park, walk around and watch the big waves roll in. Felt like we could see forever north, south, and west. Even in September we were treated to whale sightings.

Thank Linda C
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Janice A
29 July 2017|
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Response from Julie H | Reviewed this property |
No overnight parking. But, you can park overnight at the Casino, or the Safeway shopping center. Both allow you to leave your car. We had our guest with overflow parking at these locations. Never a problem. And you can just... More
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lovefrance2
18 September 2015|
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
People park all over there. As you pull in to Boiler Bay, on either side it is 180 degree viewing point. If he doesn't feel like getting out of the car, he'll still be able to see. People seat in their cars, and have lunch... More
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