Pounded by the churning waves of the Pacific Ocean, Depoe Bay’s coastline is an awesome site comprised of rugged rocky cliffs and salty sea water spraying geysers reaching 60 feet high.
On the southern-most end of downtown Depoe Bay, carved by years of ocean erosion, sits the world’s smallest active harbor, and upholding the village’s namesake, Depoe Bay. The harbor hosts, mostly, sports fishing tours, charter boats and Oregon Coast’s most popular past time, whale watching tours.
Year round fishing tours are available in Depoe Bay. Common catches are Ling Cod, rockfish, Chinook and Coho salmon, halibut, albacore tune and seasonal dungeness crab.
With so many varieties of fish returning to Depoe Bay’s harbor from fishing vessels, there’s no shortage of fresh seafood restaurants. Depoe Bay’s close cliff-side location makes it easy to find seaside dining for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Walk and Shop
Depoe Bay’s downtown waterfront is located on the east side of Highway 101 across the street from the Pacific Ocean. Walk and shop among the vibrantly colored gift shops, art galleries and candy shoppes. Some of Oregon Coast’s best saltwater taffy and home-made fudge is available in Depoe Bay.
Depoe Bay’s lodging ranges from small and charming cottages to immaculate resort-style accommodations.
To the north and south of Depoe Bay are highly rated R.V. parks, camping and yurting.
Cozy and comfortable bed and breakfasts (B&B’s) make for an ideal private getaway in Depoe Bay. Most B&B’s have hot tubs, serve gourmet breakfasts and have ocean views.
Vacation rentals are an affordable and practical option, if you’re traveling with a large family or planning an extended vacation stay.