At Depoe Bay we're located along Oregon’s scenic coastal Highway 101 between Lincoln City and Newport. This is an ideal destination for those looking to escape for awhile and experience the scenic beauty of the Northwest coast.
Known as the “Whale Watching Capital of the World,” visitors to the area enjoy the resident pod of grey whales that call Depoe Bay home 10 months out the year. For those seeking a closer look, whale-watching excursions aboard comfortable cruisers or speedy Zodiacs depart daily from the harbor. You can also whale-watch from the new Whale Watch Center or the many shore observation spots along the coastline.
Shaped and carved by the power of nature, the six square acre Depoe Bay is also the site of the world’s smallest navigable harbor and the famous spouting horns. Waves run beneath the lava beds and create spouting geysers that can reach over 50 feet into the air. Visitors can enjoy these sites that are located in close proximity to our vacation rentals.
A prominent feature of Depoe Bay is a huge sea wall that runs the length of the downtown area providing visitors with a spectacular view of the ocean while they shop or dine. From cozy cafes to fine restaurants offering award winning wines and live music, visitors are able to find something for almost every occasion. Gift shops, colorful stores and galleries feature beautiful artwork, collectibles and apparel for visitors with a love for shopping.