Coast Oregon Adventure Travel Guide

  • Depoe Bay
  • Depoe Bay
  • Depoe Bay
  • Depoe Bay
  • Depoe Bay
  • Depoe Bay
  • Depoe Bay
  • Depoe Bay
 

Proof that Great Things Come in Small Packages.

Depoe Bay is tiny, a fact that locals seem to take particular pride in. It promotes itself on signs as having "The World's Smallest Natural Harbor" - which, carved by the sea out of volcanic rock and at only 6 acres, is very small indeed. Truly, if the local speed limit on HWY 101 allowed for higher speeds, one could easily imagine missing the town itself in a long blink. But that would be a terrible shame, and a waste, because block for city block, Depoe Bay has an awful lot to offer the interested and fun-seeking traveler.

Every Town Has a Little Background to Tell...

In the later half of the 1800s there was a Native American of the Tututni tribe known as "Charlie" who worked at the military train depot near Toledo, Oregon. Because of his occupation, and upon being given a land allotment in 1894 (as part of the Dawes Act of 1887) in the same area where the town is now located, he was given the official name of Charles "Charley" Depot. Later, the family changed the spelling of the family name to "DePoe" - whereby, as the area developed and grew, the town that came into being around the tiny bay became known as Depoe Bay.

Small...But With Some Mighty Big Friends...

Depoe Bay is widely known (and deservedly promoted) as "the whale watching capital of the Oregon coast." Depoe Bay is blessed to have a resident pod of grey whales which makes its very home here 10 months out of the year. Visitors from all over come to "whale watch" from many shoreline observation posts or to take one of the many hired charters out for a closer look. The Depoe Bay Whale Center is one of Oregon's newer State Parks and the home of the acclaimed "Whale Watching Spoken Here" program. The center is dedicated to sharing information about whales and helping visitors to understand and appreciate these amazing creatures.

Walking The Wall...The Sea Wall...

A huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area allowing visitors to shop or dine always within view of the ocean. Depoe bay has the distinction of being the only town on the entire coast with this amenity. You can walk (or use a wheelchair) from one end of downtown to the other and never be more than a few feet (horizontally) from the rocky tideline.

Dining and Accommodations

Large-hearted hospitality abounds in here in the wide range of lodging. Choose from plush resort hotels, charming motels, B&B's, timeshare condos and RV parks. Many are ocean-front with spectacular ocean views. As a diminutive tourist-oriented fishing village, Depoe Bay is brimming with colorful stores, gift shops and galleries with maritime collectibles, fine art, apparel and famous salt water taffy. Depoe Bay's many casual cafes and fine restaurants feature every cuisine, most with our bountiful fresh sea-food as the theme. Enjoy generous buffets - which are the local favorites - or sample haute cuisine and award-winning regional wines.

 

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Depoe Bay, Oregon Lodging Recommendations:


An Ocean Paradise, Whales Rendezvous B & B
An Ocean Paradise, Whales Rendezvous B & B

541-765-3455
147 U.S. Hwy 101
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
http://www.whalesrendezvous.com/

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A unique, one-of-a-kind B&B right on the ocean, with nothing to block your amazing view. Enjoy whale watching right from your own window...and when the whales are not visiting, you can enjoy the beautiful sea. Our two elegant suites, each offer a private outdoor entrance and a large private outdoor area with a fireplace. All this, with a full hot breakfast served to you in the privacy of your suite at the ocean's edge.

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Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Depoe Bay, OR
Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Depoe Bay, OR

541-730-4090
http://www.vacasarentals.com/usa/Oregon-Coast/Depoe-Bay/

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Spending time in an Oregon Coast vacation home is the perfect way to experience this spectacular region, from cooking freshly-caught crab in your own kitchen to relaxing in a luxurious oceanfront hot tub! The hardest choice may be deciding which bustling coastal town or quiet oceanside neighborhood to call home during your visit.

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Bella Beach Vacation Rentals
Bella Beach Vacation Rentals

541-764-5715
24 Bella Beach Drive
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
http://www.bellabeach.com/

Bella Beach offers wonderful vacation rentals in a coastal neighborhood just south of Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. If you're looking at lodging accommodations in Cannon Beach, Manzanita, or Gearhart, consider Bella Beach a little further down the coast. We offer vacation rental homes ideal for getaways, corporate retreats, and family vacations.


Channel House
Channel House

541-765-2140
35 Ellingson Street
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
http://www.channelhouse.com/

 Channel House combines the comforts of a first-class hotel with the congeniality of a small country Inn. Here you can take in fresh ocean breezes, sweeping panoramic views, powerful surf, truly unbelievable sunsets and whales within a stone's throw.  Perched on an oceanfront bluff, guestrooms have an understated natural elegance and contemporary decor, including whirlpools on oceanfront decks and gas fireplaces.


Inn At Arch Rock
Inn At Arch Rock

541-765-2560
70 NW Sunset Street
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
http://www.innatarchrock.com/

On the breathtaking Oregon Coast, we think you should enjoy life at your own pace and let our staff take care of the rest. Perched on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, our Inn features 13 units ranging from quaint and cozy rooms for two, to grand and spacious two-bedroom suites for up to seven guests. Each room has its own unique decor and 12 of our 13 units have spectacular ocean views.http://www.innatarchrock.com/


Keystone Vacation Rentals
Keystone Vacation Rentals

800-708-5880
http://www.keystonevacationsoregon.com/

Located in Depoe Bay, Oregon, the Village at North Pointe offers spectacular views of the Oregon Coast.  Sitting a mere 100 feet from the breaking waves, these oceanfront luxury condos are perfect in any weather and for those hoping to sight whales.  Units range from one to three bedrooms and include full kitchens, river rock gas fireplaces and access to the Clubhouse. 


Sea & Sand RV Park
Sea & Sand RV Park

541-764-2313
4985 US Hwy 101
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
http://www.seaandsandrvpark.com/

Sea & Sand RV Park is conveniently located on Highway 101 just three miles north of Depoe Bay on the central Oregon coastline and eight miles south of Lincoln City. There are spectacular beach and ocean views from our terraced ocean RV sites, as well as beautiful and cozy forested campground sites, all with easy beach access. The sunsets in the summers and the storms in the winters offer wonderful memories to all our guests, and their pets.


Trollers Lodge
Trollers Lodge

800-472-9335
355 SW Hwy 101
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
http://www.trollerslodge.com/Home.php

Trollers Lodge has a wide variety of accommodations at reasonable prices. We provide friendly hospitality and rooms that are clean, comfy and cozy. You can immerse yourself in the sights and activities nearby, then return to kick back on the porch and enjoy the sunset. 


Whale Cove Inn, Depoe Bay
Whale Cove Inn, Depoe Bay

800-628-3409
2345 Hwy 101
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
http://www.whalecoveinn.com/

Rated one of North America and Central Oregon Coast's most exclusive luxury boutique inns, The Whale Cove Inn is only a mile south of Depoe Bay on Highway 101, and a true refuge for romance. Experience the best that Oregon's shore has to offer. Perched in its serene a beautiful setting the inn cocoons its guests in luxury with king-sized Tempur-Pedic beds and outdoor Jacuzzis on private decks. The Whale Cove Inn sets a new standard of opulence and exclusivity for Oregon Coast lodging.  Enjoy the panoramic views of Whale Cove from every room of the hotel or the new Restaurant Beck.

 

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