Yachats - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Yachats

“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.

Featured activities

  • Cook's Chasm Turnout

    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    800-929-0477

    Cook's Chasm has a easy paved walk where you can watch the spouting horn around high tide.

  • Yachats Covered Bridge

    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    503-986-4200

    The Yachats Covered Bridge was built in 1938 over the North Fork of the Yachats River in south Lincoln County, and was also built by Otis Hamer. It was Hamer’s last bridge and is one of the shortest in Oregon, measuring 42 feet in length. The timber construction of this bridge is of Queenpost Truss style, and its flared sides result from the buttresses underneath the siding. The Yachats Bridge also features ribbon openings under the roofline to allow light to enter inside, at the center of the bridge. The bridge was rebuilt buy Two G’s Construction and rededicated on Dec. 16, 1989. The renovation included updated construction techniques, new concrete piers and footings, and zinc strips on the roof to prevent the growth of moss. Though open to vehicles, the Yachats Bridge is closed to large RVs and trucks. The weight limit is 15 tons. HOW TO GET THERE: from Yachats drive east seven miles on Yachats River Road. Turn left just beyond a cement bridge. Then drive for two miles up the north fork of the Yachats River and you will come to the bridge.

Featured accommodations

  • Vacasa - Yachats

    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    503-208-9861

    From the charming Ocean Cove Inn to dozens of privately owned vacation homes, Vacasa has a wide selection of accommodations for your next trip to beautiful Yachats. Stay in a lovely cottage in the heart of town, or choose a luxurious estate just steps from the Pacific Ocean: we have the perfect home away from home in store! Every Vacasa home is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

  • Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B

    92072 hwy 101 s.
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    (866) 547-3696

    Have you always wanted to stay in a lighthouse? The lighthouse keeper's cottage at Heceta Head Lighthouse (just below the region's most photographed lighthouse) is a Florence/Yachats bed and breakfast right on the edge of ocean cliffs overlooking a beautiful sandy beach. Watch glorious sunsets on the porch during the complimentary wine social and spectacular storms from the cozy parlors with fireplaces, and wake up to an exquisite seven-course gourmet breakfast sourced from local Oregon artisans. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will become a treasured memory! The keeper's home and 2 acre fenced yard are also available for weddings up to 200 people and other special events.

Featured Events

  • Yachats Open Mic Night

    Green Salmon Coffee Co.
    220 Hwy 101 S
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    (800)929-0477   |   (541)547-3530
    July 21, 2019

    Yachats Open Mic Night for music, poetry, prose, performances is held every 3rd Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Green Salmon Coffee Co.

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  • Yachats Big Band Dance

    Yachats Commons
    441 Hwy 101 N
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    (541)547-3626   |   (800)929-0477
    August 1, 2019

    Listen, dance or both to the swingin’ sounds of the Yachats Big Band. Come out for this 17-piece band on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month from 7 to 9 p.m.

    Suggested Donation: Adults $5.00;  children under 12 free.

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  • Yachats Open Mic Night

    Green Salmon Coffee Co.
    220 Hwy 101 S
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    (800)929-0477   |   (541)547-3530
    August 18, 2019

    Yachats Open Mic Night for music, poetry, prose, performances is held every 3rd Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Green Salmon Coffee Co.

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