Your Guide to Summer Activities in Depoe Bay

Long Exposure Wave at Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area, Oregon

With warmer days here, summer is a great time to visit the Oregon Coast. With so many things to do, be sure to use our handy guide to summer activities in Depoe Bay to help make the most of your vacation. Also, be sure to view our full list of activities of things to do in Depoe Bay.

Day hike ​

The Oregon Coast is of course known for its beautiful scenery, so why not explore on foot the many hiking trails of Depoe Bay? Hike one of the many well-maintained trails and take in the stunning views around you. And before you head out, stop in at Robba Gump Smoke’n Fish Co. to pack some smoked salmon for a tasty picnic. A list of hiking trails in Depoe Bay can be found here.

Explore the town of Depoe Bay

Explore the “smallest harbor in the world” by taking a stroll through the streets of Depoe Bay and discover all the shops and restaurants our quaint town has to offer. Conquer your sweet tooth and try some salt water taffy from Ainslee’s Salt Water Taffy. Perk your day up with locally brewed coffee from Big Mountain Coffees or stop in at one of the many art galleries and gift shops for a little retail therapy.

Experience sea life up close

Head out to sea and discover marine life up-close with whale watching tours from or hop on a fishing excursion with Dockside Charters.  Or stay in the comfort of your room at Channel House or our sister property, Whale Cove Inn, and take in the views of coastal wildlife with a glass of wine in hand.

Fun tip: Use and snap a photo of a whale you spotted, and they will help identify your whale and track it around the globe.

Take a sip at the local wineries

Depoe Bay offers a few local wineries that are worth adding to your summer travel itinerary. With daily complimentary wine tasting, Depoe Bay Winery, known for their famous wine cave, is a classic Oregon Coast spot to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets on the Pacific Ocean. Or head out to Flying Dutchman Winery and savor sweet nodes from Oregon’s most unique winery.

Explore the tidepools of the Oregon Coast

A very popular activity along the Oregon Coast believe it or not is exploring the tidepools on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean. Tidepools offer a special place of calm waters where sea life viewing is easily accessible. See starfish and crabs mingle and spot sea urchins lurking in the shallow waters of the tidepools.

Comb the beaches for agate

Search for hidden treasures and comb the beaches for agate. Hunting for agates is a favorite pass-time of locals and tourists alike. Agate gemstones, very often, wash up on the beaches for beachcombers to find and collect. The coastal towns of Oregon, like Depoe Bay, are some of the best places to find agates in the United States. So, grab a bucket and start collecting!

Stay with Channel House

As you explore some of the many summer activities in Depoe Bay book your stay at Channel House. With quick and easy access to the best places in Depoe Bay, we also offer some of the most extraordinary views in town to enjoy the beauty of the Oregon Coast. Feel free to browse our complete collection of available rooms and suites and start planning your vacation to Depoe Bay this summer!


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