Introducing Depoe Bay
Located 10 miles south of Lincoln City, pleasant Depoe Bay is edged by modern timeshare condominiums but still retains some original coastal charm. It lays claim to having the 'world's smallest navigable harbor' and being the 'world's whale-watching capital' – pretty big talk for such a pint-sized town. Whale-watching and charter fishing are the main attractions in the area, though 5 miles south of town there is also the Devil's Punchbowl, an impressive collapsed sea cave that churns with waves and offers good tide pools nearby.
The visitor center is next to the Mazatlan restaurant. An impressive Whale Watching Centerhas good exhibits and provides binoculars and views out to sea.