“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 Covered Bridge
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.
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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.
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.
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
Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival
Grab your honey and head over to the Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival. This festival includes culinary and educational opportunities for all ages.
Admission is $5/person. | Admission is free for Children under age 12.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yachats Commons, there will be speakers, displays, vendors, honey and mead tastings, and information about beekeeping, pollinators and pollinator friendly gardening. There will also be two children’s puppet shows.
About town, restaurant chefs will be offering special dishes and beverages featuring honey, and a variety of shops with be offering themed goods and crafts..
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Yachats Commons Pavilion, enjoy the Honey Hoe Down. This fun event includes includes a bonfire, live music by RED DIESEL, light food, mead, and more. Advance tickets for the Honey Hoe Down will be available on Brown Paper Tickets.
The Oregon Coast Honey Lovers Festival is brought to you by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce with thanks to community volunteers. Festival Sponsors include SHONNARD’S NURSERY, Emerald Coast Realty, and Coastal Homes and Land.
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