Description - Surfers and surf watchers energize this area. During winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl. The surf churns, foams, and swirls as it mixes a violent brew. The punch bowl was probably created by the collapse of the roof over two sea caves, then shaped by wave action.
Copyright: - Oregon State Parks
Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area
- The park is a popular whale watching site and displays an intriguing geology. This is a scenic picnic spot atop the undulating rocky shoreline. Don't forget to explore the tidepools.
Vital Stats: There is no fee to use this park.
Recreation - Devil's Punch Bowl offers beach access and opportunities for picnicking, hiking, exploring the shoreline and viewing scenery.
Climate - The Oregon coast receives abundant rainfall, mostly between October and April. July and August bring the best chance for clear days. Summer temperatures are normally moderate and almost never hot. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long.
Devil's Punch Bowl is located on the North-Central Coast, off US 101, 8 miles north of Newport .