“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.
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.
Vacasa - Yachats
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.
Speaker in the Parlor Series
Listen to a guest presenter share historical stories of life as a lightkeeper at Heceta Head Lightstation while you nibble on freshly baked pastries at the Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast. Topics will include Captain "Cap" Herman’s personal journal entries from his time as lightkeeper, letters from a school teacher who taught in the small schoolhouse down by Cape Creek and an overview of logbook entries from the Head Lightkeeper’s logbook that was found at the National Archives in Washington D.C. These tales and stories about the families and visitors will no doubt spark interest as guests gather round in the home’s warm, intimate setting. Reservations required.Visit Website
Yachats Big Band Dance
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.Visit Website
Mother’s Day Tea at Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
Bring Mom, Grandma and the whole family to Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast this Mother’s Day for a delightful formal tea in the former lightkeeper’s home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The culinary team will serve a delectable selection of fruit, sandwiches, desserts and teas amid fresh flowers and beautiful table settings in the main dining room and parlors. Relax at this family style gathering and head to the Gift Shop for a brief history talk. Reservations required.Visit Website