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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Due to its notoriously bad weather and wind speeds up to 100 miles per hour, Cape Foulweather on the Central Oregon coast is aptly named.  Roughly 28 years before Lewis and Clark’s Corp of Discovery reached the Pacific Ocean, the cape was the first promontory on the coast of the Pacific Northwest to be named by the English explorer Captain James Cook.  You'll have one of the better views of this notorious land feature from Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint, which sits on a smaller headland formation just to the south. In addition, this roadside destination commands dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and Otter Rock, with Beverly Beach and Moolack Beach to the south.

Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint is also a great location for watching gray whales as they migrate north and south. Because it is perched 500 feet above the sea, be sure to bring your binoculars.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Panoramic views from 430 feet above the Pacific Ocean.

Cons

Often very windy.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Address

Otter Crest Loop
4905
Otter Rock, OR 97369
United States

Features

Big vistas

Location

Field Guide

Comments

09/02/2018
Gotta make a purposeful effort to visit this viewpoint off Otter Crest Loop. Quite a view from high upon this bluff.
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