Depoe Bay Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint


A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay and a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and resident gray whales. Take your binoculars – this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see ocean-going birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship’s boiler at low-tide. At low tide, a short, rough trail takes you down to some of Oregon’s richest tide pools. There is no fee to use this park.