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The Power of the Ocean

The power of the ocean is on epic display at Devil's Churn. The Pacific Ocean rushes into this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wimberley, Texas
A great place to see the water crash into the shore

You have got to take the stairs all the way down to this chasm if you are able. The views of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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Reviewed yesterday

The power of the ocean is on epic display at Devil's Churn. The Pacific Ocean rushes into this rock chasm will spectacular force. The noises made by the water hitting the hollows in the rocks are memorable and only heard in formations like this along...More

Thank TracyS3
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have got to take the stairs all the way down to this chasm if you are able. The views of the ocean are spectacular and when the water is rough, the crashing waves against the rocks provide great views of the water patterns for...More

Thank WilliamOAlsip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sounded much more exciting than it was. Not sure if we caught it at the wrong time of day or the wrong tide level but over all not something I would go out of my way to see again. Free parking short walk to...More

Thank P5388INdanielc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should stop and see this true show of the power of Mother Nature! If you aren't impressed by the strength and power of water, you have no business visiting the coast. You need to visit at high-tide to really appreciate the true power in...More

Thank KareStev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went at low tide, so it wasn’t “churning,” but still an amazing view and beautiful spot to see the ocean.

Thank Getaway10739
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very scenic spot along the stunning coast of Oregon. The cliffs form a narrow inlet, almost a gorge, where the water - especially at certain times of high tide or storms - churns and sprays furiously. There is an easy but somewhat...More

1  Thank Ken_Blanchard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Devil's Churn for about 20 minutes as we were driving the Coast Highway. The area is well signed and there was plenty of parking when we visited on an August weekday. I'd read about Devil's Churn and enjoyed seeing it but it...More

1  Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are busy it is worth stopping here to see this. There is a restroom and free use for 15 minutes. The paths are paved with blacktop and easy to traverse.

Thank Jana R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yachats has beaches and lava rock type formations mixed together on the coastline. This area is really cool to watch the force of the ocean hitting the coast. The formations of rocks are unique. A must see when in Yachats.

Thank animalsrock2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great treat to see! To see the power of the ocean and how it works and what it does to everything it touches! I loved everything about this and the surrounding area! Come and take it all in and just be amazed!

Thank Alyssia S
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June 26, 2017|
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Response from ELBanks | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking fee for the lots on site- but if you buy the parking pass from the ranger station, it is good for all park stops along the way.
Linda F
February 25, 2016|
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Response from Brenda O | Reviewed this property |
I followed the GPS from Yachats, Oregon. Be sure to visit Yachats.
Myra V
August 20, 2015|
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Response from Colin J | Reviewed this property |
Google Yachats tide conditions 2015. It's also worth noting that other weather conditions such as swell, storm etc will have an effect on your experience so watch the weather forecast for the area.