Surfers and surf watchers energize this area! During winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl. The surf churns, foams, and swirls as it mixes a violent brew. The punch bowl was probably created by the collapse of the roof over two sea caves, then shaped by wave action. The park is a popular whale watching site and displays an intriguing geology. This is a scenic picnic spot atop the undulating rocky shoreline. Don't forget to explore the tidepools.

Trail is nothing special, but the beach is!

Great views if you like to photograph as well.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this place one of the most stops on the coast!!!

it was a beautiful walk and cannot wait go back this year

hiking
9 months ago

Not really a hike looking from the top but would like to go back when it's low tide.

walking
11 months ago

The tide was low enough to actually go in it.

walking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Viewpoint with a short trail. Punchbowl is an interesting formation

nature trips
Monday, July 25, 2016

Not what I would call a "hike" but definitely a sight to see!

walking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

we actually saw whales! the punch bowl wasn't spurting water high enough when we went but looked cool.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016

Great picnic spot!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fun place to visit often for lunch great view catch the surfers and feed the squirrels

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I visited this sea cave during a trip to Oregon. My brother who lives there stopped off as we were travelling up the coast. The location is fenced off for safety and natural preservation. I feel that had I been able to venture down to the water the experience could have been more magical, but I also understand that my life would have been in danger. Picnic tables offer a chance to gaze at the sunset. The sea-side gets very windy and surfers below take advantage of that. Oregon has such a bitchin' coast line; it truely can't be beat.