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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Judith’s Kitchen Tools

Small unique kitchen shop specializing in useful, functional, and beautifully designed tools from around the world. Find great tools for the chef, bar, coffee and tea related items, as well as some pewter gift items from Rhode Island, this shop...

261 N Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3020

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Central Coast

Turtle Island Candle Company

Candles, stained glass and leathercrafts made on site, plus romantic treasures, clothing and other fun stuff! Ask about crafts classes. Open 11 to 5 Thursday – Monday.

153 Hwy 101, Unit 2
Yachats, OR

541-547-5101

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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

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Wave Gallery

Represents three leading Oregon coast photographers: Bob Keller, Donna McCoy, Aaron Ellingsen. Additionally, the gallery offers handmade furniture and decorative items to complement the distinctive Oregon Coast beach house culture. Open 10 to 5; closed Tuesdays.

2118 Hwy 101 N
Yachats, OR

541-547-4405
Email us (art[at]wave-gallery[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site

Tokatee Klootchman sits a few feet above the ocean with an excellent view. A great place to watch for whales.

Yachats, OR

541-547-3416

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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

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Take a Guided Tour on the Oregon Coast

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Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

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