Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, Newport

4.3
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Spend a day on the coast and admire the unusual play of waves at Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area. The highlight of the park is a natural rock bowl, the result of the collapse of two coastal caves. The bowl is partially open to the ocean, allowing waves to enter. During high surf, you can watch the waves violently swirl and foam inside the bowl. The coastline is lined with different rock formations and tide pools. In addition to wave-watching, the park offers opportunities for surfing, hiking, and picnicking. Whales migrate through this area and, in season, you can easily spot them from the beach. To visit Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area and get the most from your holiday in Newport, create itinerary details personal to you using our Newport online route planner.
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  • The punchbowl is worth a look, yet the beach at the bottom of the stairs is more worthy of a visit if you are into a beach. I felt uncomfortable because of the number of people there and how many...  more »
  • Visited here on 4th of July weekend. It was not very busy which was nice. Was able to get some good pictures. The views here are awesome 👌  more »

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