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Depoe-Bay is located along the central coast of Oregon, approximately two hours south of Portland. This unique seaside village has dozens of eateries, art galleries, specialty shops and even wine tasting in a "cave!" But, what makes Depoe Bay a favorite among tourist is its unique tidal attractions and magnificent ocean scenery that makes for some great photographic opportunities! This picturesque bay is landlocked, except for the small harbor entrance that carves its way through the rocks and tough basalt formations. Visitors can watch as boats make their way to and from the sea through the narrow channels leading under Highway 101 to the harbor. Locals call this "shooting the hole." Depoe Bay has also become known for its whale watching excursions and fishing boat charters. Other points of interest include Depoe View Park, or the "Hidden Rocks at Depoe Bay." Throughout this area, you'll find some amazing cliffs, weird coves and hidden caves, large and small crevices and craggy boulders for climbing and exploring. All of this sits 50 feet above the roaring ocean as it pounds on the cliffs below. Caution is advised while exploring this area. Boiler Bay at Depoe Bay is another awesome area to explore, known for its tide pools, caves and meandering paths over and around rocks. Getting down to and back up to this spot is a rather strenuous climb, but for those who can't make it, there are picnic tables with spectacular views from the parking lot. Depoe Bay is also home to the annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake, held every September.

Surrounding areas: Gleneden Beach, Oregon (5.3 mi), Lincoln City, Oregon (11.3 mi), Newport, Oregon (11.7 mi), Neskowin, Oregon (21.1 mi), Waldport, Oregon (26.3 mi), Pacific City, Oregon (27.7 mi), Tierra Del Mar, Oregon (31.1 mi)

Depoe Bay Vacation Rentals




Depoe Bay Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Lareisa Plaza Luxury Condos39 Combs AveDepoe Bay, OR (541) 765-2675
Inn At Otter Crest301 Otter Crest LoopOtter Rock, OR2.2 mi.(541) 765-2111
La Quinta Inn & Suites45 SE 32nd StNewport, OR10.2 mi.(541) 867-7727
Bel~aire Inn Express2945 NW Hwy 101Lincoln City, OR10.7 mi.(800) 452-8981
Best Inn & Suites1014 Ne Hwy 101Lincoln City, OR10.7 mi.(541) 994-9017
Best Western Lincoln Sands535 NW InltLincoln City, OR10.7 mi.(541) 994-8155
Best Western Rama Inn Lincoln City4430 Se Hwy 101Lincoln City, OR10.7 mi.(541) 994-6060
Comfort Inn136 NE Hwy 101Lincoln City, OR10.7 mi.(541) 994-8155
Lincoln Sands535 NW Inlt AveLincoln City, OR10.7 mi.(541) 994-4227
The Vikings Cottages And Condominiums729 NW Coast StNewport, OR11.5 mi.(541) 265-2477
The Vikings Cottages And Condominiums729 NW Coast StNewport, OR11.5 mi.(541) 265-2477
Viking's Condominiums729 NW Coast StNewport, OR11.5 mi.(541) 265-2477
Best Western Agate Beach Inn3019 N Coast Hwy # 101Newport, OR11.8 mi.(541) 265-9411
Days Inn544 SW Coast Hwy 101Newport, OR11.8 mi.(800) 999-3068
Driftwood Motel Inc7947 N Coast Hwy 101Newport, OR11.8 mi.(541) 265-5738
Econolodge606 SW Coast Hyw 101Newport, OR11.8 mi.(541) 265-7723
Hotel Newport3019 N Coast Hwy 101Newport, OR11.8 mi.(541) 265-9411
Nye Beach Hotel219 NW CLFNewport, OR11.8 mi.(541) 265-3334
Sylvia Beach Hotel267 NW CLF StNewport, OR11.8 mi.(541) 265-5428
Whaler Motel155 SW ElizabethNewport, OR11.9 mi.(541) 265-9261
Comfort Inn531 SW Fall StNewport, OR12.1 mi.(541) 265-6203
Elizabeth Street Inn232 SW Elizabeth StNewport, OR12.1 mi.(541) 265-9400
Econo Lodge1713 NW 21st StLincoln City, OR12.2 mi.(541) 994-5281
Shilo Oceanfront Resorts536 SW Elizabeth StNewport, OR12.2 mi.(541) 265-7701
Hallmark Resort Newport744 SW Elizabeth StNewport, OR12.3 mi.(541) 265-2600
Lincoln City Shilo Inn1501 NW 40TH StLincoln City, OR13.2 mi.(503) 641-6565
Liberty Inn4990 N Logan RdLincoln City, OR13.7 mi.(877) 994-1777
 
Bed & Breakfast
Gracies Landing B&B Inn235 Se Bayview AveDepoe Bay, OR (541) 765-2322

Depoe Bay Weather & Climate

The Pacific Ocean is the single most influencing factor on the climate along the central coast of Oregon. Because of the normal movement of air masses from west to east, most of the systems moving across Oregon have been extensively modified while traveling over the ocean, or they dissipate completely before reaching dry land. This also keeps temperatures at a moderate level all year long. However, the unlimited supply of moisture available to those air masses is largely responsible for the abundant rainfall over western Oregon and in the higher elevations. Also, beginning near and following the coastline, is the Coast Range Mountains, which also exerts an important influence on the climate. This range forces the air to rise as it moves eastward and the resulting cooling and condisation produces some of the heaviest annual rainfalls in the U.S. along the higher western slopes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 38°F 10.25 in. 49°F
February 53°F 39°F 8.69 in. 50°F
March 54°F 39°F 7.74 in. 50°F
April 56°F 41°F 4.87 in. 50°F
May 59°F 44°F 3.68 in. 52°F
June 62°F 48°F 2.72 in. 55°F
July 65°F 50°F 1.04 in. 55°F
August 65°F 50°F 1.02 in. 55°F
September 65°F 49°F 2.39 in. 55°F
October 61°F 44°F 5.12 in. 54°F
November 55°F 41°F 10.67 in. 53°F
December 51°F 38°F 11.38 in. 52°F

Depoe Bay Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Corvallis Municipal airport (CVO) located about 43 miles southeast of Depoe Bay in Corvallis, Oregon, Mcnary Field (SLE) located approximately 52 miles east of Depoe Bay in Salem, Oregon, Mahlon Sweet Field (EUG) located roughly 62 miles southeast of Depoe Bay in Eugene, Oregon, and finally the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located around 74 miles northeast of Depoe Bay in Hillsboro ( Portland ), Oregon.

Depoe Bay Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Enchanted ForestTurnerOR54.5 mi.
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR83.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Agate Beach Golf CourseNewportOR9.7 mi.
Lakeside Golf & Racquet ClubLincoln CityOR11.3 mi.
Olalla Valley Golf CourseToledoOR12.3 mi.
Hawk Creek Golf CourseNeskowinOR21.1 mi.
Neskowin Beach Golf CourseNeskowinOR21.1 mi.
Crestview Hills GolfWaldportOR26.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Willamette PassEugeneOR71.0 mi.
Cooper SpurPortlandOR83.8 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR83.8 mi.
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR117.8 mi.
 
State Parks
Boiler Bay State ParkOR0.9 mi. 
Rocky Creek State ParkOR1.9 mi. 
Fishing Rock State ParkOR2.3 mi. 
Fogarty Creek State ParkOR2.5 mi. 
Otter Crest State ParkOR3.3 mi. 
Gleneden Beach State ParkOR4.6 mi. 
Devils Punchbowl State ParkOR4.7 mi. 
Beverly Beach State ParkOR6.1 mi. 
Agate Beach State ParkOR10.9 mi. 
D River State ParkOR10.9 mi. 
Devils Lake State ParkOR11.5 mi. 
Yaquina Bay State ParkOR12.9 mi. 
Roads End State ParkOR13.7 mi. 
South Beach State ParkOR14.3 mi. 
H B Van Duzer Forest State ParkOR20.6 mi. 
Neskowin Beach State ParkOR20.6 mi. 
Ona Beach State ParkOR20.6 mi. 
Seal Rock State ParkOR21.9 mi. 
Collins Creek State ParkOR22.6 mi. 
Driftwood Beach State ParkOR24.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Earth Art InkCorvallisOR42.8 mi.(Art)
Latimer Quilt & Textile MuseumTillamookOR46.1 mi.(Technology)
Oregon State Archives Online ExhibitSalemOR51.2 mi.(History)
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtSalemOR51.2 mi.(Art)
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery VillageSalemOR51.2 mi.(Children's)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR83.8 mi.


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