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Magical place.

The waves at high tide just keep coming. The sound at times is so loud it thumps your heart. This... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LIbertySpinner
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Oregon
Powerful Waters in an Inlet

Parking is limited in the small lot at Devil's Churn, but the beauty of the rushing waters in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RetiredTravelerTN
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Nashville, TN
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Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
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Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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+1 541-547-3289
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We love Devil's Churn. The trail is marked though we've fallen on the rocks closer to the churn itself. It's a high-tide-preferred attraction, of course. Instead of paying to go to the Churn, we recommend driving just a little further south on 101 and stopping...More

14  Thank Tiger_ L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 7, 2015

Yep. That's right. Terrible. Don't bother visiting one of the most amazing places on the coast. It's just some waves crashing on rocks, and some green and purple and red and orange critters that live in said rocks here and there. And it costs five...More

8  Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The waves at high tide just keep coming. The sound at times is so loud it thumps your heart. This is an exciting place to visit.

Thank LIbertySpinner
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited at low tide... when the "churn" was not really churning. When the waves are crashing in into this narrowing funnel I've seen how spectacular it is... but unfortunately at low tide it is the great coffee in the small shop nearby that you'll...More

Thank danielburd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is limited in the small lot at Devil's Churn, but the beauty of the rushing waters in the inlet below is worth the effort. Walk the path down to the viewing level and linger awhile enjoying the view and listening to the rush and...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views. Hot chocolate too...or coffee, up top. Trails down to the Churn. Be careful. Damp pathways.

Thank June P
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Qe had heard from friends this place was wonderful. It certainly lived up to the billing. There are new picnic tables and restrooms near the parking lot. The scenic pathway down to the rocks was beautiful. Catching the Churn at high tide might be best....More

1  Thank Rob J
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Part of the Oregon coast must see experience. Just south of Yachats. Strongly suggest you take the short hike to the water

Thank donns305
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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

1  Thank TracyS3
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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 September 16, 2018 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 September 12, 2018

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
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Humera1926
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.
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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.
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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.
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