Oregon state scenic viewpoint offering picnic area and restroom facilities.
Most kids will probably roll their eyes at you when you say you want to stop at another scenic viewpoint along the Oregon coast. But if you happen to be traveling in the summer months, which also coincide with the gray whale migration, then a stop at Boiler Bay in search of whales (and enjoy the viewpoint) is a definite must do.
We stopped in with kids 3, 8, and 11 to snap a few pictures of the rocky coast below. As we stood at the north side of the viewpoint, we were pleasantly surprised to see two gray whales right below us! There must be some pretty good feeding grounds around this place because we could also see whale spouts off in to the distance. However, I can't promise you that you will see whales, but at least you can bribe the kids with the possibility of seeing whales in order to get them to pile out of the car to look at another scenic viewpoint.
I did want to note that there are relatively clean restrooms at this viewpoint. There are also several picnic tables aligned around the parking area. However, I noticed that the tables are covered with plenty of bird poop. If you do plan on picnicking, I would suggest heading a little north to Fogarty Creek, where poop-free tables can be found.