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Devil's Churn

Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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If the tide is in it's cool; if not, it's not

We've stopped here probably eight times and only once was it really churning. The other times, not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roadtrip E
Auburn, Washington
Make sure the tide is in

Lovely spot, very beautiful, but there's no action in the Churn if the tide is out. Make sure to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orion G
Austin, Texas
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Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've stopped here probably eight times and only once was it really churning. The other times, not much to see. And the one time it was churning, there were two people who apparently had a death wish ( a couple of other descriptive terms for...More

Thank Roadtrip E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot, very beautiful, but there's no action in the Churn if the tide is out. Make sure to check when the tide is in before visiting.

Thank Orion G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you check the tide charts before visiting, this place is best during high tide and storms. Great to experience the awesome power of the ocean here.

Thank Damian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Devil's Churn really does churn. The water swirls a lot and crashes into the rocks. It's dramatic and makes one very glad to be observing, not trying to do anything with it.

Thank fitza44
Reviewed 16 June 2017

You just have to view this in person. None of the photos give it justice. It is so awesome you just have to GO!! Take your time and watch the churn...you will be mesmerized!

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped in here on the 1 day in 5 we had in Yachats that was not raining... it was fabulous! The power of the water and the way it has carved the rocks over time... awe-inspiring. Definitely worth a trip. Little hikes all over the...More

Thank CM_G279
Reviewed 28 May 2017

You want to get there near high tide to get the effects of the churning. During a storm is even better. It is a long chasm with tidal effects.

Thank randy983
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This is a nice overlook of a churn that has spectacular wave action in a crack in the rocks. It is a little larger than some, but there are many sights like this along the coast. This offers a view from above, which is nice,...More

Thank Auntfeena
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Just outside of Yachts going south the Devils Churn, is well marked but on a very windy 101, so go gently and watch out. The carpark is adequate of approximately 15 cars. The walk down to the view point and beach is scenic and safe...More

Thank AudRoy0
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Another scenic spot in this area but the waves weren't high enough to crash against the rocks but still so much beauty. Did the restless waters hike.

Thank bigrockr
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26 June 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
25 February 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
20 August 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.