Visitors Beware of Thor’s Well!
Short video of Thor’s Well in action.
Thor’s Well is located in the Cape Perpetua Scenic area just south of Yachats on the central Oregon Coast.
Thor’s Well draws thousands of visitors every year hoping to get a glimpse of one of Oregon coast’s amazing natural wonders. The well itself looks like a giant hole in the reef that swallows up seawater after it has rushed in. Although it is amazing to look at, visitors should beware of waves and tidal surges coming in over the reef. Waves can sweep you off your feet and into the rocks quickly. It’s best to look up the tides and ocean conditions and stay back if conditions are to rough. Thor’s well is most spectacularly viewed at higher tides, but that’s also the most dangerous time. Tidal surges also known as (sneaker waves) can show up even on calm days. Watch your kids and don’t get too close to the well or the ocean! There is a view from further away that’s much safer.
You definitely would not want to fall into Thor’s Well!
Thor’s Well is within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. There are a whole list of other things to do and see nearby within the scenic area. Here’s a list of a few.
- Visitor Center
- Hiking trails
- Whale watching
- Tide pools
- Spouting Horn
Hope you enjoy you’re visit! Feel free to post photos and comments below in the comments section.