“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.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
The U.S. Forest Service maintains the Cape's 26 miles of hiking trails through coastal mature and old growth rain forests, to breathtaking vistas, tidepools and the beach. The viewpoints and trails are open to the public year round. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible, one is suitable for mountain biking, and all provide opportunities for birding. The Forest Service at Cape Perpetua also offers interpretive walks and operates a Visitors Center with naturalist programs and interactive exhibits.
Cook's Chasm Turnout
Cook's Chasm has a easy paved walk where you can watch the spouting horn around high tide.
Visit a slice of paradise along the spectacular 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 fissures spray foam high in the air. A path follows the ocean to a long sandy beach. Share this spectacular setting in Yachats with your loved ones, be they human or pet.
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 the unique artwork featured throughout the Lodge.
Victorian Christmas at Heceta Head Lighthouse
Come one, come all to the 23rd Annual Victorian Christmas Open House at the Heceta Head Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s House. Enjoy the beautifully decorated house while listening to local musicians play holiday favorites. Warm drinks, goodies and even Santa Claus will be there.
Heceta Lighthouse Gift shop will also be open for last minute gifts. Parking is $5 or free with current Oregon State Park Pass. Shuttle service from the state park below will be available. The State Park will open the historical lighthouse as well, so bring your flashlight and rain jacket, just in case.Visit Website