Yachats

“Yachats” (pronounced YAH-hots) is derived from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts, meaning “dark waters at the foot of the mountain.” Nestled between the lush forested mountains of the Coast Range and the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean, Yachats is the ideal spot for rest, recreation, and romance. The quiet unhurried atmosphere of this tiny (population 635) resort village offers vacationers a unique alternative to the hustle of city life and impersonal quality of a large coastal community.

Among the many activities you’ll find in Yachats are beachcombing, strolling and tidepooling, hiking trails and bike routes, wheelchair accessible trails, whale watching, bird watching, art galleries, shopping and dining, golf and horseback riding, fishing, clamming, crabbing, sand dune climbing, dune buggy rides, airplane rides, winter storm watching and there are five State Parks and numerous nearby waysides.

As so many others have discovered, the little village with the big smile will become the place you will want to return to again and again. Whether you stay for a day, a week, or a month, you, too, will find Yachats irresistible.

Featured activities

  • Yachats Chamber of Commerce

    241 Highway 101
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    800-929-0477
  • Yachats Covered Bridge

    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    503-986-4200

    The Yachats Covered Bridge was built in 1938 over the North Fork of the Yachats River in south Lincoln County, and was also built by Otis Hamer. It was Hamer’s last bridge and is one of the shortest in Oregon, measuring 42 feet in length. The timber construction of this bridge is of Queenpost Truss style, and its flared sides result from the buttresses underneath the siding. The Yachats Bridge also features ribbon openings under the roofline to allow light to enter inside, at the center of the bridge. The bridge was rebuilt buy Two G’s Construction and rededicated on Dec. 16, 1989. The renovation included updated construction techniques, new concrete piers and footings, and zinc strips on the roof to prevent the growth of moss. Though open to vehicles, the Yachats Bridge is closed to large RVs and trucks. The weight limit is 15 tons. HOW TO GET THERE: from Yachats drive east seven miles on Yachats River Road. Turn left just beyond a cement bridge. Then drive for two miles up the north fork of the Yachats River and you will come to the bridge.

Featured accommodations

  • Overleaf Lodge & Spa

    280 Overleaf Lodge Ln
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    541.547.4880

    Renew your spirit at Overleaf Lodge, where every luxurious room overlooks the magnificent Oregon coast. An oceanfront trail meanders from the lodge to beautiful vistas, tidal pools, sandy beaches and hidden coves. Sunsets are framed in your picture window. Appreciate the unique artwork featured throughout the Lodge.

  • Vacasa - Yachats

    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    503-208-9861

    From the charming Ocean Cove Inn to dozens of privately owned vacation homes, Vacasa has a wide selection of accommodations for your next trip to beautiful Yachats. Stay in a lovely cottage in the heart of town, or choose a luxurious estate just steps from the Pacific Ocean: we have the perfect home away from home in store! Every Vacasa home is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

Featured Events

  • Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed

    W 4th St and Pontiac
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    541-563-5629
    Saturday, Jan 28th, 2017

    All you can eat crab with garlic bread, cole slaw, baked beans, and choice of soda or coffee. Advance tickets are available by email: lionscrabfeed2017@gmail.com, or locally at Judith's Kitchen Tools, 261 Hwy 101 N.  

    There will be 3 seatings:

    12:30 pm at the Yachats Commons (175 tickets)

    4:00 pm seating at the Yachats Commons (175 tickets)

    4:00 pm seating at the Yachats Lions Hall (175 tickets).

    All sales are final: be sure to let us know what seating you are interested in, party name, and number of people in your group. FMI 541-563-5649.

  • St. Valentine’s Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

    W 3rd & Pontiac
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    (541) 547-4547
    Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017

    An annual Celebration of Renewal and Commitment. Sponsored by the Little Log Church. This is an opportunity for couples to renew their vows in a group setting. Both married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. To register, call 541-547-4547 or 541-547-3976.

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