“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.
Yachats Chamber of Commerce
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 also originally designed as a private navigation device for the United States Coastguard.
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.
Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B
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.
Yachats Open Mic Night
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.Visit Website
Yachats Arts Guild Summer Gallery
Yachats Arts Guild Gallery features guild artists with original works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, along with turned wood items and photography. There will also be prints and cards available for sale.
Yachats Arts Guild has two shows each year held over the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.Visit Website
Yachats la de da Parade, Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show
Full of wacky, whimsical, people-powered fun (there are no motorized floats in this parade) the Yachats la de da Parade begins at 12 p.m. and is sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. Before and after the parade, celebration abounds – explore the town for a day of great food, entertainment and live music. Find a place on the beach by the mouth of the Yachats River to watch the afternoon duck race. From the same beach, or from almost anywhere downtown, enjoy the spectacular fireworks at sundown over the Yachats bay.Visit Website