Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort
3115 N.W. Highway 101
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone: (541) 764-2311
Fax: (541) 764-7557
Bring a picnic basket, binoculars, and a camera to enjoy beautiful Boiler Bay. Boiler Bay is a fantastic place to get a feel for the volatile Oregon Coast with its churning and magnificent surf. The Bay also features a plethora of wildlife, including migrating gray whales that can be viewed from the nearby observatory or with a great set of lenses from near the rocks. The pelicans and oyster catchers provide a show as they fly by, eating whatever may be available. If you're standing near the water, watch out for rogue waves. They splash up pretty high.
Whale watching from the Oregon Coast doesn't get any better than at Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. The position of the center atop a plateau overlooking the ocean is perfect for such novelties and the whales are fairly reliable. Whale enthusiasts on staff know the best time of day and year to see these magnificent creatures playing along the line where ocean meets sky. The center staff is friendly and helpful, and the atrium features plenty of information about the whales as well as some fossils. It's great for the whole family. -Cathryn D. Blue
Lincoln City is known for its "get away from it all" beach feel, and Depoe Bay is no exception. Depoe Bay is a sightseer's dream, featuring everything from whale watching, boat tours and rentals, great restaurants, and beautiful beach hotels to little shops with no names. In addition to the various attractions within this attraction, the actual bay is quite the sight to see. The waters are beautiful, blue, and relatively calm, especially in comparison to the waters along the rest of the Oregon Coast. -Cathryn D. Blue
If you are traveling up or down Oregon's central coast, due west of Portland, you are bound to roll through this town. While it is close to numerous attractions like the beach, whale watching and fishing, it is a good place to fuel up the car, feed the family or pick up supplies. A number of businesses can be found along the town's strip and dining ranges from fast food to fine cuisine. The coast is the main attraction, but there is also golf, shopping and some Northwest history and culture in these parts.
Don Davis Memorial Park is a popular recreational park among locals. It offers panoramic views of the ocean and features access to the beach and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.
Experience the weird and wonderful Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Newport. This world-famous exhibition features bizarre sights and oddities from across the globe.
The Wax Works is home to over 100 life-size wax figures, meticulously sculpted with interesting detailing. Explore the exhibits to find your favorite Hollywood and science-fiction characters from legendary movies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
Yaquina Bay Bridge is one of the major bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway. Built in 1936 over the Yaquina Bay, this 3223 feet (982 meter) structure features on the National Register of Historic Places.
The history of Rogue Ales Brewery goes back to 1988, when it was set up on the banks of the Lithia Creek in Ashland. A year later, in 1989, a second outlet opened in Newport which subsequently became their headquarters. Since then, Rogue Ales has been crafting delicious brews that have won various awards at notable events in the brewing world like the World Beer Championships, New Zealand International Beer Awards and Australian International Beer Awards. The on-site brewpub is a great place to pair freshly crafted brews with delicious pub fares.
Keiko the killer whale is gone, but there is still a lot to see here. Aquariums house all kinds of aquatic life, from sharks to sea lions, and there are usually temporary exhibits as well. Located on the Pacific coast about two hours from Portland, the aquarium is an underwater zoo. A visit involves a lot of walking, but wheelchairs can be rented.
South Beach State Park is a major recreational area in the city. Located by the Yaquina Bay Bridge, it offers playgrounds, trails and amenities for biking, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing and beachcombing.