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

Drift Inn Lobby Shop

T-shirts, caps, bags, umbrellas, iron tea pots, and more. Open 8 am to 10 pm; 9 pm in winter.

124 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-4477

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Central Coast

Yachats Mercantile

Hardware, tools, plumbing, electrical, paint sundries, sporting goods, fishing licenses and tackle, kitchen accessories, garden supplies, sewing and crafts corner, pet accessories, bird feeders, batteries, postcards, kites, gifts. Open daily, Mon-Sat 9 am to 5 pm; Sundays 10 am to...

130 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3060
Email us (yachatsmerc[at]gmail[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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Central Coast

Touchstone Gallery

More than 150 northwest artists and contemporary crafts people offering whimsical, sophisticated and graceful designs in jewelry, glass, ceramics, paintings, woodworking, and metal and stone sculpture – all created to lift your heart, mind and spirit. Represents 25 local artists....

2118 Hwy 101 N
Yachats, OR

541-547-4121
Email us (jacquee[at]touchstone-gallery[dot]com)

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Central Coast

Little Log Church Museum

In downtown Yachats, find the historic Little Log Church Museum. Built by community volunteers with local timber hauled down the Yachats River, The Little Log Church was completed and dedicated in 1930. The church and property was sold to the...

328 3rd St.
Yachats, OR

541.547.3976

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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

Travel Stories

A Road Trip on the Three Capes Scenic Route

After a 10-year hiatus caused by mudslides, the Cape Meares Loop — part of the stunning Three Capes Scenic Route — is open once again. Take advantage of the reopening with a road trip along this 40-mile stretch, which connects Tillamook to Cape Kiwanda on the North Coast, and winds through forests and along cliffs with plenty of places to stop. Here’s what you can expect along the way.
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Accessible Adventures on the Oregon Coast

In 1967 Oregon Governor Tom McCall passed landmark legislation making the entire 363-mile Oregon Coast public, earning it the nickname “The People’s Coast.” In recent years, accessibility improvements have brought it even closer to that vision for adventurers of all abilities. Here’s what to know about how to take advantage of new developments at many destinations when planning a trip to the Oregon Coast.
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Great Mountain Biking on the Oregon Coast

Imagine carving a graceful turn as the smell of salt air fills your nostrils. Or dropping in to a perfect break with no one in sight. No, we’re not talking surfing here — this is mountain biking on the Oregon Coast. Over the past decade, new trail systems have been popping up along the Coast and might just be the state’s best-kept secret for mountain biking enthusiasts.
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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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