Depoe Bay

Your visit to the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast” is sure to be a memorable one. There is a resident pod of grey whales which makes its home off Depoe Bay from March through December. Visitors from everywhere come to whale watch either from the new Whale Watch Center, the many shore observation spots or you can take a charter out for a closer look.

Depoe Bay has the smallest natural navigable harbor in the world consisting of six square acres. Because of the proximity to the ocean, fishermen or whale watchers can be from dockside to viewing or fishing in a matter of minutes.

A huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area which enables visitors to shop or dine always within view of the ocean. This is the only town on the entire coast with this amenity. Waves run beneath lava beds and build pressure to spout water as high as 60 feet into the air. These are known as spouting horns and are visible during turbulent seas and stormy weather.

Featured activities

  • Golf at Salishan

    7760 North Highway 101 Gleneden Beach
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
    541-764-3632

    The top caliber Salishan golf course is eighteen holes of magnificence. Start on the front nine, surrounded by old-growth trees, and play through to the links-style back nine with spectacular pond and bay views.

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97301
    800-551-6949

    A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and resident gray whales. Take your binoculars -- this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see oceangoing birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship's boiler at low-tide.

Featured accommodations

  • An Ocean Paradise Whales Rendezvous B&B

    147 N Hwy 101
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    541.765.3455

    Come & share our spectacular million dollar view of waves & whales, as we sit just 50 feet from the Ocean’s Edge. One look at the view from your suite or deck at the crashing waves below, will make you understand why this is named, An Ocean Paradise... Enjoy the vast Pacific Ocean views from every window of your suite. Each suite has its own private outdoor entrance and a large private outdoor area with a wood fire pit while you enjoy the amazing view. Our two suites come with elegant antiques, gas fireplace, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, WiFi, cozy robes, satellite TV, DVD, & binoculars to watch the whales...yes, a perfect place to whale watch, sometimes just off the rocks below, only 50 feet from you. Please go to our web site; www.whalesrendezvous.com 541-765-3455

  • Beachcombers NW - Depoe Bay

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    503-622-1282

    Choose from over 400 Oregon Coast vacation rentals, featuring oceanfront, pet friendly, romantic getaways, and large group accommodations. Use our unique regional search categories or search the entire coast to discover your perfect vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront house, a luxury condo, or a cozy cottage, we can help. Click on the email, calendar, or book direct links for current availability and rate quotes. Book direct & save!

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