Aside from whale-watching and standing on the highway bridge to observe the boat traffic passing in and out of the world’s smallest harbor, the most popular activity in the cozy little town of Depoe Bay is watching the spouting horns!
Similar to blowholes, spouting horns can be seen all along the coast, but nowhere are they more spectacular than along the coastline at Depoe Bay. These geyser-like plumes occur in places where water is forced through narrow channels in basalt rock. As the channels become more restricted, the water shoots skyward under great pressure and can spray 60 feet into the air, more than a few unwary visitors have been doused by a spouting horn as they unknowingly pass by. Check out the video footage of the Depoe Bay Spouting Horn in action!
110 Oregon Coast Hwy
Depoe Bay, OR 97341