Depoe Bay Whale Watching Capital
Depoe Bay is the only town on the entire coast that has a impressive sea wall running the length of the downtown area- which means you have an ocean view while shopping or dining! The waves here run beneath lava beds and spout water as high as 60 feet!
A pod of grey whales have made Depoe Bay their permanent home, so residents and visitors can enjoy close up encounters with these gentle mammals year round.
The harbor at Depoe Bay is the smallest natural, navigable harbor in the world and the coast guard launches from there – it is quite a sight watching the brave and skilled captains as they “shoot the hole” through white water, narrowly missing the bridge and rocks that frame the opening to the bay.