Scenes from the Oregon Coast – Yachats, Devil’s Churn and Face Rock

I promised I’d be back with the second half of our trip down the Oregon Coast but I’m afraid it will have to be the middle third instead, as there’s too much more to tell! (Here’s the first part of the story in cased you missed it.)


We woke up in Newport ready for more adventure and crossed beautiful Yaquina Bay Bridge heading south on 101.


A few miles down the road we took the loop drive at Yachats Ocean Road State Park where the wildflowers were in bloom and waves crashed onto the rocky beach, spraying upward like geysers.

There would be much more wave action ahead at Devil’s Churn.

Cape Perpetua and Devil’s Churn

Cape Perpetua is a large forested headland jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. Here ocean waves rush into ancient volcanic rock creating features like the narrow inlet of Devil’s Churn. We walked the paved trail to the beach below through dense vegetation where thick shrubs and vines formed a tunnel.

Can you feel the spray?  So did we. But it was time to move on to Bandon where we would spend our last night in Oregon before heading to the Redwoods the next day.

Bandon and Coquille Point

We arrived in Bandon in time for a little shopping before dinner;

then headed to Coquille Point – part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge – where seabirds nest and breed on the rocky islands and cliffs –

under the watchful eye of Face Rock.

It was another wet and cloudy day on the wild Oregon Coast. Stay tuned for the final installment and I promise to show you seals lounging on the beach under blue skies and sunshine.

~ Susanne

15 Comments on “Scenes from the Oregon Coast – Yachats, Devil’s Churn and Face Rock

  1. Shame about the weather, but it looks lovely nonetheless.
    Bandon seems quiet, but suitably picturesque.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete. Bandon is a small town with a few nice shops and harbor. Mostly it has the beach. The weather wasn’t great for sure but we woke up at least once to brilliant blue skies but not till the next post! 😊

  2. Oh what marvelous photos you took of the Oregon Coast. I see the Devil’s Churn wasn’t real active for you. 😀 😀

    • Thanks so much. It sloshed around quite a bit and up around the sides of the basin. Maybe we didnt stay long enough to see more? It was pretty rainy that day. We also stopped by Spouting Horn but didn’t see much of the geyser action either. Guess we need another trip! ☺

  3. Is Bandon still weird? We haven’t been there in many years, but it had an assortment of quirky shops at one time. I love names like Yachats which really sort the natives from the visitors when pronounced.

  4. Oregon coast looks absolutely divine, especially in bad weather, it only adds more character to it! I used to watch The Grimm Television series made in Portland, Oregon and absolutely fell in love with the surrounding scenery and greenery. Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks so much for your comment! The Oregon Coast is wonderful from top to bottom, rain or shine! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. Incredibly beautiful! I’ve got to get back to the Oregon coast in springtime.

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