Depoe Bay - Beach Information - Fun Things to Do - Tips
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This town is known as the Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast, thanks to a resident pod of gray whales that makes its home offshore from March through December. Catch a view of them from the Whale Watching Center, the many shore observation spots or a charter boat. A huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area, enabling visitors to shop or dine within view of the ocean.
Centrally located between Lincoln City and Newport, Depoe Bay is a good destination for a week or a weekend getaway. Start your day with an early morning charter for some whale watching or deep sea fishing. You'll be back to the "smallest harbor in the world" just in time to have lunch at one of the local restaurants with an ocean view. Try some fresh seafood around at Gracie's Sea Hag, or have a burger or a bowl of chowder at the Chowder Bowl.
After lunch, wander through Depoe Bay's shops or head over to Newport to check out the Oregon Coast Aquarium. You can also get some shopping deals at the Tanger Outlets in Lincoln City.
End your day with a spectacular sunset stroll along the waterfront in Depoe Bay. Watch out for the Spouting Horn! If you are lucky, you might catch one of the local seals playing in the harbor, hoping for scraps from one of the fishing boats. You may even get to see the local Coast Guard unit doing drills. Before you head back to your beach house, don't forget to pick up some salt water taffy or caramel corn for the drive back.