Devils Punchbowl

  • Easy (to the Devils Punchbowl)
  • 1.1 miles round trip
  • 100 feet elevation gain

  • Moderate (to Beverly Beach)
  • 4.3 miles round trip
  • 150 feet elevation gain

When wave-carved caves met underneath the yellow sandstone bluffs of Otter Rock, their roofs collapsed, leaving a gigantic “punchbowl” at the tip of the panoramic headland. For an easy walk that’s fun even with kids, explore the punchbowl from above and below, passing tidepools along the way. For a longer hike, walk the beach south to a woodsy loop beside the campground at Beverly Beach.

To start, drive 8 miles …

To visit the inside of the punchbowl …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.