Things to Do in Yachats, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Central Coast

Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site

Stonefield has easy beach access. Tenmile Creek is just to the north. A great place to sit in the sun and watch for whales.

Yachats, OR

541-547-3416

Central Coast

Planet Yachats

Gems, minerals, fossils, beautiful wonders from around the planet! Open 10 am to 5 pm daily in summer; Fri-Mon in winter.

281 N Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-4410

Central Coast

Yachats State Recreation Area

In the heart of Yachats, turn west on 2nd Street. The road makes a small loop, offering a serene view of the Yachats river as it meets the Pacific Ocean. Park and see the wild waves and gray whale migration....

Yachats, OR

541-867-7451

Central Coast

Mari’s Books and…

Little bookshop with quality stock of previously enjoyed, gently used books, as well as some new books on the NYT bestseller list. Greeting cards, the photography of Paul Irvin and felted items by Kari Weltsi are also displayed and sold. ...

285 N Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3022

Central Coast

Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center

Nestled between lush temperate rainforest and rhythmic Pacific surf, the vibrant village of Yachats opens a window to the environment. It is a magical place for a peaceful retreat, outdoor adventure, inspiration, and romance.

241 Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-2345
Email us (info[at]yachats[dot]org)

Central Coast

Smelt Sands State Recreation Site

An excellent whale watching and photography viewpoint. Walk the historic 804 Trail (.75 miles one-way with resting benches scattered along the way). The park is known for tidepooling, rock fishing and the yearly smelt run (smelt are small, silvery relatives...

Yachats, OR

541-867-7451

Travel Guides

Top 9 Hidden Adventures for 2021

Whether you’re the type who makes resolutions or not, the new year is an ideal time to think about goals and plans. To make sure you get your much-needed doses of natural wellness on the Oregon Coast, don’t forget to schedule getaways onto your calendar. While you’ll want to keep responsible travel in mind, these hidden coastal adventures are sure to keep you inspired all year long.
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Travel Guides

Coastal Mountain Biking in Oregon

Carson Storch has ridden his mountain bike around the world, but the trails he’s most excited about? Those on the Oregon Coast. “It blew my mind what the terrain has to offer,” he says. The 27-year-old professional freeride mountain biker...
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Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...
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Travel Guides

Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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5 Ways to Have Fun Social Distancing on the South Coast

Southern Oregon’s sea-stacked coastline will beguile you. Its beaches are never crowded. And as the tide recedes, dimpled patterns left in the sand invite you to wrinkle them up with your toes. The river mouths and estuaries play host to...
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Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting. As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

March 20, 2021 - April 18, 2021

A New Leaf – Online Art Show

Yachats, OR

The best place to go from hands-free to hands-on

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