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Devil's Churn

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Address: Siuslaw National Forest, Yachats, OR

Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway

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Easily the best attraction on the Oregon Coastline - hands down

The unspoiled rapture of the Oregon Coast is embraced by this magnificent display of Nature. Don't miss it, and plan to walk a bit. We've been there dozens and dozens of times... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Eugene, OR
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Eugene, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The unspoiled rapture of the Oregon Coast is embraced by this magnificent display of Nature. Don't miss it, and plan to walk a bit. We've been there dozens and dozens of times, never once the same. The nearby Visitors Center offeres movies, views and 1st class accomodations for tourist activities.

Thank ohjames
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop along the 101 and enjoy the view. Great picture opportunities and there are clean restrooms.

Thank CanadaVacationer1
San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The power of the water is pretty amazing...the water hits the rocks with awesome force tossing, turning, churning...it truly is a wonder what nature can do. Do yourself a favor and do a quick stop at this place to see mother nature at play.

Thank qhunnyb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Devil's Churn is all that you expect from the name and the pictures you see in advance, but then to see the power as seemingly irresistible force meets seemingly immovable object. Wow. On top of that, the colors: blue/gray skies as the clouds whipped about, deep blue ocean, and several shades of cream and white from all the wave-froth.

Thank CornerWriter
Roseburg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a day where the waves were huge and foam was flying everywhere! Just fantastic! We had one boy in a wheelchair and he could get most places. We just needed to carry him the last few yards to get to the real churn! Not all paved but still mostly accessible!

Thank LeviSue
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stopped into the small parking lot to take some pictures and use the restrooms. We quickly found the paved switchback trail leading down to the water. Great place to see the powerful tide rolling in and watch the waves crash through the small inlet. It can be a bit slippery and tricky to traverse once off of the trail. Otherwise... More 

Thank JC-Meg
Spearfish, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

There is a small fee for of this area. Bathrooms are clean and accessible. Limited parking. Part of the trail is paved and would be fine for a bicycle tire type stroller. The trail does have pretty good elevation changes and switchbacks. Once at the viewing area, you can take an unpaved trail (loose gravel and stone steps) to get... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lots of exploring needed in this area, well kept walkways down to the devils churn and tide pools could spend 2 days here seeing all that's here. Rugged and beautiful

Thank Al C
Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

You can either experience it from up above or you can hike down below and feel the water hit your face. A true show of what mother natures power can do!!! Was incredible during a calm day, would love to experience it during a storm!

Thank Amy S
Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Mesmerising waves crashing on the rocks. A great example of the forces shaping this coastline. Easy place to stop.

Thank skagittraveller

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