North Depoe Bay Rocky Shore

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About the North Depoe Bay Rocky Shore Area

Depoe Bay is located on Oregon’s central coast, approximately midway between Lincoln City and Newport, and is fronted by an entirely rocky coastline, primarily intertidal bedrock platforms.
The beaches and rocky shores of Oregon are part of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area.
Key Resources
Small seabird colonies on associated cliffs, intertidal and subtidal habitat, and some of the only offshore kelp beds north of Cape Arago.
  What can you do here?
Depoe Bay is famous for whale watching but other popular activities include sightseeing, bird watching, and angling. The city of Depoe Bay is a major tourist destination with a multitude of recreational opportunities including charter boat trips for fishing and whale watching.

Educational Opportunities
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has a Whale Watch Center with a “Watching Spoken Here” Interpretive Program at the Highway 101 bridge in Depoe Bay.

Getting to the Rocky shore at North Depoe Bay

Access is possible along the shoreline in Depoe Bay including several unimproved trails leading down from the pathway that fronts the seawall that extends the length of the commercial district.

Public Access Option 1 for North Depoe Bay Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Most of the upland is privately owned and is composed of a mix of residential and commercial properties within and adjacent to the city of Depoe Bay with submerged and intertidal lands being owned by the Division of State Lands.
  Who Manages this Site?
The upland is entirely under private ownership. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department manages the ocean shore recreation area.

Data for the North Depoe Bay Rocky Shore
[4 Records Listed]

North Depoe Bay Rocky Shore GIS Data
Data Layer

[4 Records Listed]

Information compiled by Laurel Hillmann, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, OPRD

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