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Crazy exhilarating

This is just a hole in the lava formation over the ocean but for some reason - probably Thor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Coos Bay, Oregon
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A spectacular blowhole to enjoy

We saw some people and saw them looking at waves. We headed to them and found out that they were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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  • Average3%
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“high tide”(53 reviews)
“spouting horn”(17 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a hole in the lava formation over the ocean but for some reason - probably Thor, whoever he was - it is a thrill to see the spray come up through his well like Old Faithful is at Yellowstone. Don't go down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ambientkara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw some people and saw them looking at waves. We headed to them and found out that they were looking at a blowhole. We had an amazing spectacle. Our of the blowhole, the ocean way up in the air. There were waves nearby as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop here for a fascinating view of surf spouting through the rocks and the panoramic ocean view.You'll enjoy seeing the rock formation called Thors Well!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R5216ESlindac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High tide, the best time to take photos, was early afternoon when I visited Thor's Wells when the sun was still bright so my photos turned out a little overexposed... Otherwise I'd post a 5-star rating. Waves splashing and walking on slippery rocks = camera...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank danielburd
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Oregon my whole life and just found this gem. We went a few hours before low tide. I was beautiful watching the "well" spout, empty and refill over and over as the waves crashed in. It was a little hard to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank candbbrown2
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

There are no signs for Thor's Well. The person we spoke with at the visitor's center said that it isn't recognized by the state park system. Look for signs for Sprouting Horn. There are a few different paths to get down to the water, also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank staceylb1234
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a great place if you want to grab photos of the ocean and waves. Also some great agate beaches are nearby.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IdahoRockMan
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The power and beauty of the ocean mesmerizes me still. Thor’s Well is one of the sights at this stop. Watching from the parking lot was my choice. Others in our group wandered down for a closer look. I love watching the waves.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 50junep
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We stopped at the Thor's Well for about 40 mins. The place has a nice view. It was amazing to watch the waves crash on the coast and fill up the Thor's well. Also, don't forget to notice the numerous clams and a glimpse of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debadritap
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is best experienced at high tide, but even if you don't see it then, it's still such a unique sight to see. As everyone else has mentioned, you can walk down to the well, but use caution. Depending on the roughness of the water,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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11 December 2017|
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Response from boz61949 | Reviewed this property |
The high tides change constantly. There are decent tide tables on the internet. Search for: high tides Yachats, OR
Cilla C
16 May 2017|
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Response from kf7ez | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that there is a season for this. Just at high tide.
lori g
23 March 2017|
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Response from Megan V | Reviewed this property |
We were hauling a trailer and were lucky enough to park right at the trail head. There were no other vehicles since we went on a really rainy day! There is also another hiking area just up the road with plenty of space to... More