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Otter Crest Loop

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Address: Depoe Bay, OR

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Best drive around!!

You MUST take this re are so many hidden adventures waiting for you and you will not be disappointed!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelsey T
Laramie, Wyoming
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Laramie, Wyoming
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST take this re are so many hidden adventures waiting for you and you will not be disappointed!!

Thank Kelsey T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very pristine little spot tucked in a neighborhood for access. It is a perfect size walking beach with nice large interesting rock formations, perfect surfing watching and even had kits and dogs in ecstasy. Beware the stairs, they are a bit steep and large height. Great for pre sunset! Enjoy!

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Hartford, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful drive, lots of great ocean views. Not many places to pull over, but there were a few pull outs allowing photos. Worth the time.

Thank Pamela H
Sisters, Oregon
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love the drive along the ocean by Otter Crest. Part of the way is a tunnel through the green trees! The ocean is a stone's throw away and the views unsurpassed! Be sure to stop at The Lookout Gift Shop. It is a good place to watch whales. Once we saw a whale breach at least 56 times... More 

Thank Widlfire
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views!! Great access to the beach! Be wend ready when you come! lol My little dog almost gone blown away!

Thank Karla F
North Bend, Washington
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Recommended Route: Traveling south on 101 from Depoe Bay the hwy distinctly rises in elevation. Signage to the right abruptly marks the turnoff on Otter Crest, little chance to correct a drive by. A few miles will pass before a turnaround presents itself. It is completely worth this effort because Otter Crest Loop is largely one way at its start.... More 

4 Thank Silverheels2013
Mississauga, Canada
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403 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Such a stunning view of the coastline and we saw whales after whales. We could have sat there all day. Beautiful.

Thank BelaN74
Bend, Oregon
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

One of the best drives off the beaten path on the Oregon coast. Worth every minute you take this detour!

Thank Rena H
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A great place sitting high above ocean waters to watch for migrating whales. Best in October! The sunsets from there are glorious! Great place to set up a tri-pod for the photogs!

Thank dollarkris2
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A must see drive if you are In the area! Make sure you stop at all of the pull offs, there's a new surprise at every turn.

Thank Downunderjeep

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