The Devil's Punch Bowl near Newport Oregon as the waves roll in through the two sea caves.
Contributor:Jackie Warinner / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:6016 x 4000 px | 50.9 x 33.9 cm | 20.1 x 13.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:18 May 2016
Location:Devil's Punch Bowl State Natural Area, Depoe Bay, Newport, Oregon, United States
Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area is a state day use park on the central Oregon Coast in the United States. It is centered on a large bowl naturally carved in a rock headland which is partially open to the Pacific Ocean. Waves enter the bowl and often violently churn, swirl, and foam. Outside the bowl, ocean conditions are attractive to surfers near a large offshore rock pinnacle named Gull Rock, located about 1⁄2 mile (800 m) west-northwest of Devils Punch Bowl, which funnels and concentrates waves easily seen from the park. There are at least seventeen large rocks, part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which provide interesting wave viewing, and attract and provide a home for wildlife. Devils Punch Bowl is located about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Depoe Bay, and about 8 miles (13 km) north of Newport in the community of Otter Rock, and about 1⁄4 mile (400 m) west of U.S. Route 101. The park encompasses 5.34 acres (2 ha), which includes picnic grounds. There is a trail for access to the beach, and tide pools. The bowl is thought to have been created when two caves carved by the ocean collapsed.