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

  • Yachats Chamber of Commerce

    241 Highway 101
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    800-929-0477
  • 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.

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

  • Victorian Christmas at Heceta Head Lighthouse

    Heceta Head Lighthouse
    92072 Hwy 101
    Yachats, Oregon 97439
    866.547.3696
    December 8 - 16, 2018

    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.

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