Easy Access to the Beach
The Whaler Motel is directly across the street from the south end of Donald A. Davis Park. Guests will find a short brick footpath that descends quickly to Nye Beach.
In addition to providing beach access, Donald A. Davis Park is a Vietnam War Memorial and home to a gazebo and several sculptures and memorial displays. The most notable sculpture is a bronze spire that casts a shadow over words about light between 4:00pm and 4:30pm on April 30th (the day the Vietnam War ended).
There are also great views of the Pacific Ocean to be found at Donald A. Davis Park. On a clear day Yaquina Head, Nye Beach and the Newport jetties can be clearly seen from certain points in the park. It is an excellent location for whale watching during winter and spring months.