Depoe Bay, Oregon

Art and Art Galleries

AZ Ray's Photo Art Gallery. 211 SW Highway 101, Suite A, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Phone: 541-765-2427. E-mail

Silver Heron Gallery. 15 SE Bay Street, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Phone: 541-765-2886; Fax: 541-765-2259.

The Sparks Gallery. 46 NE Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Phone: 541-921-8915.

Wild Woman Creations. 4030 NE Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Phone: 541-921-0759.

Scenic Byways

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Beginning in Astoria and traveling south to Brookings, this byway follows the entire scenic coastline along Highway 101. Experience the stunning scenery of the Pacific Ocean while discovering the charming coastal towns, lighthouses, aquariums, museums and other points of interest on your journey. Allow 10 to 12 hours driving time for the 363 mile (584.2km) scenic tour.

Scenic Views

Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint. Highway 101, 1 mile north of Depoe Bay. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.827849 N; 124.066053 W.

Boiler bay features a rugged basalt rimmed bay. Year-round whale watching, bird watching and admiring the wild surf are possible on this panoramic viewpoint.

Otter Crest State Scenic Area. Highway 101, 10 miles north of Newport. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.760809 N; -124.065195 W.

Take in the stunning view from 500 feet above the ocean on a beautiful white sandy beach. Enjoy the amazing panoramic view including a great view of the Devil's Punchbowl. This spot is popular for whale watching and wildlife viewing.

Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint. Phone: 541-264-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.7849 N; 124.0728 W.

Rocky Creek viewpoint is an official Whale Spoken Here site for watching gray whales.

State Parks

Agate Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.659645,-124.056381.

Located between Newport and Agate Beach, this recreation site has a large parking lot with beach access through a tunnel running underneath old Highway 101.

Beverly Beach State Park. Highway 101, 7 miles north of Newport. Phone: 541-265-9278; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.725503 N; 124.058355 W.

Located a few miles from Newport, Beverly Beach is popular with the long expanse of sandy beach extending from Yaquina Head to the headlands of Otter Rock. From here you can see the lighthouse. A long walkway goes under the highway to the beach. Have a picnic in a sheltered grassy spot.

D River State Recreation Site. Phone: 541-994-7341; Toll-fee: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.966973,-124.017147.

Located almost 10 miles from Depoe Bay, D River is known as the shortest river in the world. The windy beach has easy access off the highway and hosts a pair of the world's largest kite festivals.

Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.746866,-124.064748.

The punch bowl is a hollow rock formation shaped like a giant punch bowl. This is a popular spot for whale watching and studying the geology. Explore the tidepools and have a picnic at a place stop the rocky shoreline.

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.841388, -124.049378.

Fogarty is where the creek and ocean meet. There is picnicking in the wind sheltered picnic areas, fishing, bird watching and hiking trip through wooden footbridges arching through the forest.

Gleneden Beach State Recreation Area. Highway 101, 7 miles south of Lincoln City. Phone: 541-265-4560; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.876165 N; 124.038634 W.

At Gleneden you can watch seals, go fishing, surf the waves or enjoy a picnic.

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