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Devil's Churn, Yachats

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Devils Churn is a narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, south of Yachats. It is located in the Siuslaw National Forest and is accessible via the Restless Waters trail from the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area visitor's center or the U.S. Route 101 overlook. Access to the trail requires a United States Forest Service pass.

The inlet developed over many thousands of years as wave action carved into the basalt shoreline, first forming a deep sea cave whose roof eventually collapsed. As the tide comes in it can throw spray several hundred feet into the air when the waves reach the end of the churn. Visitors are urged to be cautious when visiting the churn, as it can be dangerous.
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  • We visited Devil's Churn while on the Oregon Coast. The entire coastline and Cape Perpetual is such a beautiful area. It's so fascinating to watch the water surge in and out of the black volcanic...  more »
  • Well worth to stop and visit here. You can feel the force of nature in the rising and ebbing waves. Churning your thoughts towards the sea.  more »
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  • Really beautiful place!
  • Great place to visit, especially at high tide and during storms. There's a wonderful trail that leads down near the Churn itself. With a branch that leads to a near by beach.
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