Gem of the Oregon Coast

Yachats means “dark water at the foot of the mountain.” Hazy Cascade Mountain horizons, surging ocean waters, and tide pools sunk in black basalt on the shoreline make the name altogether appropriate.

Located in a very unique spot, Yachats (pronounced YAH-hots) is widely regarded as a gem on the Oregon Coast. Instead of sandy beaches, much of the coastline near Yachats is composed of rugged black basalt that produces surging sea landmarks like Devil’s Churn, Spouting Horn, and Thor’s Well. Phenomenal views can be seen from the romantically-named Cape Perpetua, one of the best viewpoints on the Oregon Coast located a few miles south of town. In Yachats itself are top-notch galleries, restaurants, shops, breweries, a botanical preserve, and a city park built in restored marshland.

Featured Spots

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

Cooks Ridge Trail

Cooks Ridge Trail is a 5.7-mile trail located in Yachats that connects the Discovery Loop Trail, Cummins Creek Trail, Gwynn Creek Trail and Oregon Coast Trail.

Yachats, OR

Central Coast

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint encompasses four pull offs from Highway 101.  The northernmost does not have an official name but is located next to Gwynn Creek.  This spot offers access to a small isolated beach and plenty of grass for...

Yachats, OR

541-547-3416

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

Earthworks Gallery

Northwest crafts gallery – a feast for the hands and eyes. Works by nationally known and Northwest artists shown in a quality setting. Find a wide range of media and styles with emphasis on clay, glass, artistic jewelry, watercolor, and...

2222 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-4300

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

Central Coast

Cleft of the Rock Lighthouse

Cleft of the Rock lighthouse is placed on a bluff near Cape Perpetua, and attached to the home of its former keeper, Jim Gibbs. This lighthouse is somewhat mysterious, as it can only be seen from highway 101. It was...

Yachats, OR

Central Coast

Antique Virgin

Quality glass beads from Czechoslavakia, eclectic gift items with a purpose; wooden boxes, scarves, crystals, bells, books, locally crafted jewelry. Open 10 am to 5 pm; closed Tuesday.

310 N Hwy 101, Ste A
Yachats, OR

541-547-2757

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

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 (yachatsmercantile[at]gmail[dot]com)

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, #3
Yachats, OR

541-547-4121

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

More Info

Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center

Physical: 241 Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR
Mail: PO Box 728
Yachats, OR

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

City of Yachats – Visitor Site

Travel Guides

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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Travel Guides

Outstanding Places to Stay on the Coast

When leisure travel is allowed again, Oregon’s coastal communities are ready to welcome you back to their spectacular oceanfront resorts, charming beachside cottages and family-friendly spaces for all budgets. Visitors can have peace of mind, too, knowing that all have...
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Travel Guides

How to Enjoy the Coastal Outdoors Safely

If you’ve been dreaming of wide-open beaches, old-growth trails and magnificent sunsets lately, you’re not alone. Oregon’s coastal communities are slowly reopening to visitors, but in order for everyone to stay safe and healthy, visitors are asked to follow all...
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Travel Guides

Top 10 Reasons to Consider the Oregon Coast When We Can Travel Again

The last few months have been challenging for us all. But while you were gone, the Oregon Coast has continued to be the dynamic place that you remember — a place teeming with an abundance of wildlife, a place where...
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Travel Guides

How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

In this time of social distancing, Oregon Coast businesses are doing all they can to keep everyone safe. In some cases, that’s meant temporarily closing their doors; in other cases, it’s meant changing the way that they do business. To...
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Travel Guides

Lighthouses

Of the nine original lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, seven are open to the public and most are still active. If you time it right, you’ll get to go inside, take a tour, maybe go up the stairs to the...
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Featured Dining

Central Coast

Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast

Nestle into a room at one of the last remaining Lightkeeper’s cottages on the Pacific Coast. A handcrafted wooden staircase leads to our well appointed rooms with cozy down duvets and unique antique furnishings. Dream about a Lightkeeper’s life on...

92072 Hwy. 101 S.
Yachats, OR

541.547.3696
Email us (keepers[at]hecetalighthouse[dot]com)

Central Coast

Luna Sea Fish House

Luna Sea Fish House and Village Fishmonger is restaurant and fresh fish market. They also ship canned products, seafood and crab to anywhere. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and take-out. Guests can enjoy fish & chips, steamers, seafood sandwiches,...

153 NW Highway 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-4794

Central Coast

The Village Bean Coffee Shop

Drive-thru coffee house serving organic daily brew, mochas, lattes, teas, chai, fruit smoothies, frappes. Scones baked fresh daily, muffins, coffee cake, gourmet cookies. Bulk beans sold. Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. WiFi.

969 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-4442

Central Coast

Yachats Underground Pub & Grub

Hand-mixed “secret ingredient” burgers made to order. Daily seafood dinner special and often prime rib. Microbrews on tap. Full spirit bar and wine bar. Lottery games, pool table, pinball. Sports HDTV. Live music on weekends. Open Noon to 10 pm,...

125 Ocean View Dr.
Yachats, OR

541-547-4600

Central Coast

Ona Restaurant & Lounge

ONA Restaurant and Lounge is located in the heart of Yachats, Oregon, overlooking the Yachats River and the Pacific Ocean. Chefs Michelle Korgan and Anthony Velarde craft delicious eats with local and seasonal ingredients to make classic dishes with a...

131 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

(541)547-6627
Email us (info[at]onarestaurant[dot]com)

Central Coast

SeaQuest Inn Bed & Breakfast

95354 Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3782
Email us (info[at]seaquestinn[dot]com)

Central Coast

Drift Inn Historic Cafe & Pub

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Offers an ecclectic mix of family favorites and original dishes focused on fresh ingredients and the Pacific NW. Seafood and world inspired entrees, salads, chowders, soups, sandwiches, and burgers. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. NW craft...

124 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-4477

Central Coast

Ambrosia Gardens Bed & Breakfast

Nestled between the Siuslaw National Forest and Searose Beach, Ambrosia Gardens Bed & Breakfast’s 3 acres affords its guests access to these pristine treasures along the Central Oregon Coast. All rooms have ocean, garden and woodland views; and are decorated...

95435 Hwy. 101 S.
Yachats, OR

541.547.3013
Email us (ambrosiagarden[at]hotmail[dot]com)

Central Coast

Topper’s Ice Cream & Candies

Tillamook ice creams, shakes, sundaes. Full espresso bar and teas. House-made fudge and chocolates. Salt-water taffy and other candies, traditional and sugar free. Open 10 am to 9 pm in summer; call in winter.

151 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3273

Central Coast

Ziggurat Bed & Breakfast

ZIGGURAT is a four story stunning architectural home designed for indulgent pleasure that has oceanfront/river/forest views with beach access. Centrally located between Florence and Yachats, Oregon. Pristine, secluded retreat with private access. The space One of a kind architectural pyramid,...

95330 Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3925
Email us (Nrgdoc11[at]aol[dot]com)

Central Coast

Ocean Cove Inn

The Ocean Cove Inn features four individually decorated rooms, each with a spectacular view of Yachats Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Each room includes a queen-sized bed, comfortable seating area, hardwood floors, full bath, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, free cable...

180 Prospect Ave.
Yachats, OR

360-809-0294
Email us (info[at]oceancoveinn[dot]com)

Featured Lodging

North Coast

Beachcombers NW

Choose from over 600 Oregon Coast vacation rentals, featuring oceanfront, pet friendly, romantic getaways, and large group accommodations. Use Beachcombers NW’s unique regional search categories or search the entire coast to discover your perfect vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for...

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach, OR

503-622-1282
Email us (info[at]beachcombersnw[dot]com)

Central Coast

Sweet Homes Vacation Getaways

A boutique vacation home rental business offering premiere ocean front and ocean view homes on the central Oregon coast. The Sweet Homes team is committed to delivering the most outstanding service on the coast.

665 Hwy. 101 N.
Yachats, OR

800.519.0437
Email us (info[at]sweethomesrentals[dot]com)

Central Coast

Fireside Motel

Visit a slice of paradise along the Oregon Coast. View spectacular sunsets from your oceanfront room. In front of your room, sandy coves reveal agates, driftwood and tide pools. Giant boulders push into the ocean, wave’s crash into coves, and...

1881 Hwy. 101 N.
Yachats, OR

541.547.3636
Email us (reservations[at]firesidemotel[dot]com)

Central Coast

Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast

Nestle into a room at one of the last remaining Lightkeeper’s cottages on the Pacific Coast. A handcrafted wooden staircase leads to our well appointed rooms with cozy down duvets and unique antique furnishings. Dream about a Lightkeeper’s life on...

92072 Hwy. 101 S.
Yachats, OR

541.547.3696
Email us (keepers[at]hecetalighthouse[dot]com)

Central Coast

Overleaf Lodge & Spa

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...

280 Overleaf Lodge Lane
Yachats, OR

541.547.4880
Email us (reservations[at]overleaflodge[dot]com)

Central Coast

Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Oregon Beach Vacations is a 100% employee owned business offering vacation rental lodging along the Oregon coast. Operating over 150 miles of coastline, Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals has hundreds of options for visitors to choose from, from studio condos to...

Lincoln City, OR

(503)528-7480
Email us (reservations[at]oregonvacationrentals[dot]com)

Central Coast

Meredith Lodging

Meredith Lodging offers a large variety of vacation rentals along the Central Oregon Coast.

2015 N.W. 39th St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2955
Email us (office[at]meredithlodging[dot]com)

Central Coast

Ocean Cove Inn

The Ocean Cove Inn features four individually decorated rooms, each with a spectacular view of Yachats Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Each room includes a queen-sized bed, comfortable seating area, hardwood floors, full bath, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, free cable...

180 Prospect Ave.
Yachats, OR

360-809-0294
Email us (info[at]oceancoveinn[dot]com)

Central Coast

SeaQuest Inn Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast

95354 Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3782
Email us (info[at]seaquestinn[dot]com)

Central Coast

Vacasa Vacation Rentals – Yachats

When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. We’re here for you throughout your entire vacation—from providing 3D tours of every Vacasa property to local staff caring for...

Yachats, OR

503-345-9399
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

Central Coast

Oregon House

Oregon House is made up of five homes, ranging from cozy cottages to a spacious great house. Each building has been recently remodeled and refurbished with new furnishings, kitchenettes for simple meals, and skylights to let in the spectacular Northwest...

94288 Hwy. 101
Yachats, OR

541-547-3329
Email us (office[at]oregonhouse[dot]com)

Central Coast

Sea Perch RV Park

At the western edge of the resort, Searose Beach stretches for over one mile along the picturesque Pacific coast with beautiful sand in the summer and rugged rocks in the winter. Whether you want to go for a long walk,...

95480 Hwy 101 S. MP171
Yachats, OR

541-547-3505
Email us (seaperchoffice[at]peak[dot]org)

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