Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area

  General Advisory 08/14/19
Water Conservation in effect. Exterior shower (surfer shower) is off until Otter Rock Water District has adequate water supply. Please respect the restriction and do your rinsing at another location. No rinsing of sand in the restrooms as this plugs the sewer system.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Viewpoint
  • Beach Access
  • Exhibit Information

Parking is limited and is only allowed in parking stalls.  Please respect the provate property surrounding the park.  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 on the north side of the punch bowl!