Storm Watching

Stormwatching has more to do with the ocean conditions rather than the actual weather conditions.  When conditions in the ocean create large swells, they translate into amazing wave action. A 15 – 20 foot swell will turn into a wave over 100 feet high!

Shore Acres State Park is often lauded as the best stormwatching spot on the entire Oregon Coast. Perched on top of an 80 foot cliff, this location allows for a safe distance above the waves while enjoying fantastic views.

The best viewing times tend to be November through March.

Stormwatching

 

WHERE TO GO

The safest areas to view winter storms are at the storm watching hut at Shore Acres State Park, the bluff overlooking Bastendorff Beach, Cape Arago State Park, and Sunset Bay State Park.

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Sunset Bay is haven of sorts. It’s a bay inside a bay with layers of transitional water just a short distance from the open ocean. (Photo credit: Andrew Insinga)

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