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Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint

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Great whale viewing, storm watching, curvature of the earth

This place has it all. Huge view of the curvature of the earth, whales everywhere, great place for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Twin Falls, Idaho
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Nice quick stop

Being Oct it wasn’t crowded & allowed us to get the Danes out for a walk. The waves crashing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Placitas, New Mexico
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Depoe Bay, OR 97341
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has it all. Huge view of the curvature of the earth, whales everywhere, great place for storm waves, and a bench to sit and watch it all. If you and yours need a Disney experience to be entertained, this place is not for...More

Thank timcA3572FM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being Oct it wasn’t crowded & allowed us to get the Danes out for a walk. The waves crashing & views was very nice. We enjoyed the whole experience & highly recommend it as a rest/view stop

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 24 September 2018

It was so nice to get out of the car, walk around, and take in the scenery. There's a gorgeous cove where the waves come crashing in, stunning to see, so keep your camera handy. We saw whales but they didn't surface very high out...More

Thank TampaCoast
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We just happened to pull of the road here to stretch our legs and enjoy the scenery. Lucky for us,there were whales here and we sat and watched for more than an hour. The area was not busy, so it was quiet and peaceful watching...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Nice place to watch for marine wildlife or a picnic. It’s a nice place to stroll about and enjoy the views.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We spend a lot of time over on the coast and hands down this little gem of a viewpoint is the best location to see whales. We make it a must stop every trip. Last year during October we saw 13 at one time at...More

Thank Curatio D
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Nice spot for a quick scenic turn out over the ocean. A couple tables and benches, but no bathrooms.

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a hidden gem. We had huge ocean views. And, we were lucky enough to see 2 grey whales! We found the turn off a bit dicey. We had to double back to find it. This is clearly off the beaten path; it is...More

Thank watravelinggal
Reviewed 4 October 2017

and great place to watch whales. Lots of parking. Good picnic spot - there are tables and lots of benches.

Thank CharlotBabette
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We live near here. Rocky Creek State Park is a high bluff with amazing views of the central coast. From May through October, you can see the whales feeding and playing. You can see Whale Cove which is a beautiful inlet. There are sea lions,...More

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Lydia M
22 October 2016|
Response from jtudbury | Reviewed this property |
Hello Lydia! Most of the shops in Depoe Bay are artsy (?) in nature. There are some very interesting souvenir shops, kite shops and little cafes and bakeries. The Sea Breeze café is one of my favorites with fresh rolls and... More