The link below lists some of the premier accessible access points in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area just south of Yachats and in the greater Siuslaw National Forest.
Most of the oceanfront 804 Trail in Yachats is also accessible. The northern end of the 804 Trail that begins at the Smelt Sands State Wayside and continues north for three quarters of a mile is designed for wheelchair use. The Yachats 804 Trail is part of the Oregon Coast Trail system.
Rates: High Season $75-405 | Low Season $65-$405
Most rooms have spectacular ocean views, some with fireplaces. King or queen size beds. New oceanfront jacuzzi suites. Condo suites with connecting rooms. Full service oceanfront dining room & lounge. Exercise room, heated indoor lap pool, children's pool, jacuzzi/sauna, guest laundry. Pets okay in designated rooms. Meeting and Conference rooms. Wifi. AAA. Located on the historic oceanfront 804 Trail (wheelchair accessible) just one mile N of downtown Yachats.
On-site catering service for reunions, meetings, weddings, and other gatherings.
Three separate meeting and banquet rooms can comfortably accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 90 people.
In-house professional catering staff can provide groups with meals, coffee breaks, needed AV equipment, as well as overnight lodging. Wheelchair Accessible. WiFi.
For more information, please call or email the events coordinator at the Adobe: email@example.com.
Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, and Early Bird Dinner Specials (Sunday-Thursday) include a dramatic oceanfront view at the Adobe Resort. Menus offer a variety of pancakes, specialty omelets, sandwiches, seafood dishes, steaks, pastas, soups and salads, and more. The restaurant's daily hours are 8 am to 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm. Lounge hours are 12 noon to 10 pm Sunday-Thursday, and 12 noon to 11 pm Friday-Saturday.
Year-round Rates: $110-$125
2.75 beautifully landscaped acres nestled between Siuslaw National Forest and Sea Rose Beach. All 3 rooms have ocean, garden and woodland views. Jacuzzi. Wifi. Guest rooms and great room feature antiques, unique artwork and Mary's own quilts. Gourmet breakfast. No pets in Main House; no smoking.
The Carriage House - a cottage like unit separate from B&B's Main House is younger child and well behaved pet friendly; no smoking. It has a fully equipped kitchen, and guests are served a full breakfast in the Main House.
6.5 miles south of Yachats.
Yachats, OR 97498
Job Corps is a free education and training program provided by the Department of Labor. The program is for young men and women, ages 16-24, who qualify as low income, and helps them learn a career, earn a GED or High School Diploma, and find employment. Office Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm.
ART IN THE KITCHEN, Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, the Yachats Arts Guild invites you to create. (This is not a class.) Please bring your own art materials. A donation of $5 will help pay for the facilities. Everyone is invited to paint, sculpt, draw, etc. You do not need to be a member of the Yachats Arts Guild (YAG) to participate. All ages and abilities welcome. Yachats Commons, Rm 5, 441 Hwy 101.
ACOUSTIC JAMS, Thursday Nights, 7-9pm, Yachats Underground Pub & Grub and Two Shrew Brewery
OPEN MIC NIGHT, 3rd Sundays, 7-9pm, Green Salmon Coffee & Tea
YACHATS BIG BAND DANCE/CONCERT, First Thursday of each month, 7-9 pm. You may listen, dance or both to the swingin’ sounds of the Yachats Big Band. Suggested Donation: Adults $5.00; children under 12 free. Held at the Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 and West 4th St. FMI Gary Cleasby, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541.547.3626.
OCCA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ON THE COAST ~ visual and performing arts.
FMI: See coastarts.org.
Please visit our Events page for one-time art workshops, special exhibits, and presentations. Also visit Polly Plumb Productions, pollyplumb.org
2019 Annual Events
Jan 19-20 ~ Yachats Agate Festival - gem, mineral & fossil show
March 23-24 ~ Yachats Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair
Spring date TBA ~ Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert
Date TBA ~ International Challenge Art Quilt Show
May 25-26 ~ Crafts on the Coast Spring Fair
July 4-7 ~ Yachats Arts Guild Summer Gallery
Aug 30-Sept 1 ~ Yachats Arts Guild Gallery
Fall date TBA ~ Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert
Nov 2-3 ~ Crafts on the Coast Holidays Fair
Nov 8-10 ~ Yachats Celtic Music Festival
December date TBA ~ Pacific Wind Ensemble annual Christmas Concert
Thanksgiving through New Years ~ small concerts and other events as announced
YACHATS BIG BAND DANCE/CONCERT
On the first Thursday of each month, from 7 pm to 9 pm, you can listen, dance or both to the swingin’ sounds of the Yachats Big Band. Suggested Donation: Adults $5.00; children under 12 free. Held at the Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 and West 4th St. FMI Gary Cleasby, email@example.com, 541.547.3626.
Would you like some great tips from our local Agate Club? Stop by the Yachats Visitors Center and pick up the club's Beachcombing in Lincoln County brochure (also linked below).
Note: Low tide after a big storm in winter is the best time to search for agates. Be prepared for changeable weather (bring rain gear!) and know beach safety.
Better Bark & More carries a variety of landscape products, including selections of bark mulch, round river rock, quarry rock, and compost. We can load your vehicle or deliver any size job. Stop by South Lincoln County Recycling Center to view products. Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bring your own fat bikes or rent. Limited rentals may be found at Bike Newport, Newport, OR | 541.265.9917.
Bring your own fat bikes or rent. Limited rentals may be found at Bike Newport, Newport, OR | 541.265.9917.
For routes in the Yachats area, select "South County" in the Lincoln County maps linked below.
Bring your own bikes or rent. Limited rentals may be found at the following businesses:
Green Bike Co-op, Waldport, OR | 541.563.7328
Bike Newport, Newport, OR | 541.265.9917
Bicycles 101 (A.K.A. Bikes 101), Florence, OR | 541.997.5717
The 6.25 miles Cummins Creek Loop Trail is shared by hikers and mountain bikers.
You can park at the Cummins Creek Trailhead across from Neptune State Park on Forest Service Road 1050, which is 1.5 miles south of Cape Perpetua Visitors Center on Hwy 101. Ride up the trail 3.75 miles, then turn and come back down a very challenging section of trail that links back to the original trail.
For a longer route, the Cummins Vista Mountain Bike Loop offers 10 miles of scenic touring with terrain to match all skills levels. The rider will be treated to commanding views of the Cummins Creek Wilderness and the Pacific Ocean.
For the ten-mile ride, start at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center and ride 4 miles uphill on Forest Service Road 55. (For a spectacular view of the coastline, take a left on Road 5553 and go to the Cape overlook. It's only an extra mile.) At the Cummins Creek trailhead you will start a 4.5 mile descent on an old graveled trail and road which ends on FS Road 1050 at the Hwy across from Neptune State Park. Signs mark the more difficult sections of the trail.
Riders may want to leave a second vehicle at this end. Otherwise, the last 1.3 miles back to the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center is on Hwy 101. Riders use Extreme caution - road shoulders are narrow and traffic volumes can be heavy.
-Extend common courtesy at all times. Realize that people judge all cyclists by your actions.
-Control your speed at all times and approach turns in anticipation that someone will be around the bend.
-Yield right of way to other trail users.
-Stay on designated road and trails and avoid trampling vegetation and creating wheel ruts that can channel water and cause erosion.
-Observe signs prohibiting bicycle use. Bicycles are not allowed in the Wilderness area.
-Your cooperation and adherence to these guidelines will help develop a positive attitude toward all cyclists.
The prime birding sites within Yachats include Smelt Sands State Recreation Site at the north end of town; Yachats State Recreation Area at the west end of 2nd St downtown; and Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site at the south side of the Yachats River.
Within a 20-minute drive, there are several sites to the north between Yachats and Brian Booth State Park / Ona Beach / Beaver Creek, and to the south between Yachats and Sea Lion Caves. You'll find these all listed in the birding guide linked below.
All invited! No experience necessary. Training is provided, as needed, for some projects.
Breakfast and Lunch. Bread and Roses Bakery creates organic sourdough and multigrain rustic loaves, a variety of sweet and savory pastries, cookies, and sweet chilled desserts. The menu also includes strata and quiche, and soups with fresh baked bread for lunch. Tea, organic fair-trade coffee and espresso drinks are offered, as is Kombucha on tap. Open 8 am to 3 pm Thursday-Saturday | 8 am to 2 pm Sunday-Monday | Closed Tuesday-Wednesday.
Organic sourdough and multigrain rustic loaves may be purchased here, sweet and savory pastries, cookies, and sweet chilled desserts. On site cafe. Open 8 am to 3 pm Thursday-Saturday | 8 am to 2 pm Sunday-Monday | Closed Tuesday-Wednesday.
C&K Market is a full grocery offering meats, smoked fish, and produce with an organic section. You'll find a large selection of beer and wine here, a mini-deli with ready-made cold sandwiches, and roasted and baked hot items to-go. Seasonal cut flowers and plants. Fax service. Western Union Money Orders. Open 7 am to 10 pm | 11 pm in summer.
The Yachats shoreline is part of the North Marine Protected Area (MPA). The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve with MPAs is the largest marine reserve network in Oregon.
Visitors here have opportunities for scenic and wildlife viewing, hiking, and guided outdoor, stewardship, and citizen science activities. A speakers series is offered in winter.
The region includes 18.8 square miles along the shore, 14.1 square miles of ocean habitat, and a reef complex that hosts diverse species of rockfish, including copper, vermillion, and quillback. It is adjacent to some of the most protected and outstanding old growth coastal rainforest, and is home to the Central Coast Marbled Murrelet Important Bird Area, as well as 15 seabird nesting colonies, including the Pacific's largest mainland breeding colony of Brandt’s cormorants at Heceta Head. (Heceta Head is 14 miles south of Yachats.)
See 'Day Use State Parks in Town' listed below on this page for MPA points of access within Yachats. The Cape Perpetua Visitors Center is 3 miles south of downtown Yachats on US 101.
3 miles south of downtown Yachats
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center includes a panoramic ocean view, a deck with viewing scopes, natural and cultural history exhibits, a theater with nature films, and a gift shop. Summer Ranger Forest to Sea Programs, Marine Reserve Education and Activities, and Guided Walks are scheduled here, as is a Saturday Speakers Series in winter and other seasonal programs, such as Spring and Winter Whale Watch.
The U.S. Forest Service maintains the Cape's 26 miles of interconnected hiking trails through coastal mature and old growth rainforest, to breathtaking vistas, tidepools, and the beach. Trails range in length from a fraction of a mile to 10 miles, and from easy to difficult. The scenic area's viewpoints and trails are open to the public year round. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible, and one 6-mile loop trail is open for mountain biking.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day use fee or valid recreation pass or Oregon Coast Passport
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.
PO Box 345, Yachats, OR 97498-0345
City government, including planning, street maintenance, collection of transient rental tax & licensing administration, prepared food/beverage tax, business license administration, municipal code enforcement, and water-sewer service inside city limits; Yachats Commons rental reservations.
PO Box 567, Waldport, OR 97394-1059
Curbside collection of recycling and trash. Open Monday - Saturday for people who prefer to haul their own trash, with recycling services for a variety of items including paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic bags, electronics, latex paint, spent fuels, light bulbs, batteries, tires, whole cars, woody debris, and more.
Home decor, toys and eclectics fill the shelves, bins and racks. Find books about the area's history, as well as tee shirts and souvenirs. Open daily afternoons | Wednesday-Saturday in winter.
Located about 20 miles south of Yachats just east of Hwy 101 at milepost 185.2 (on Mercer Lake Rd).
Darlingtonia State Natural Site is an 18-acre botanical park with a picnic area and a boardwalk trail. From the parking lot, the boardwalk trail leads into a fen that is home to Darlingtonia californica (also known as the cobra lily). This is a rare strangely-shaped plant, the only member of the pitcher plant family (Sarraceniaceae) in Oregon, and the only carnivorous flora in the system.
This is also the only state park in Oregon dedicated to the protection of a single plant species.
Free Admission - no parking fee.
There are three (yes 3!) oceanfront day use state parks in Yachats, and no day use fees.
(Beach) ♦ YACHATS OCEAN ROAD STATE NATURAL SITE is located just south of downtown at the mouth of the Yachats River. Turn west off Hwy. 101 onto Yachats Ocean Road at the south end of the Yachats River Bridge. There are parking spaces and picnic tables along this rim road, and a wooden staircase down to the beach. At low tide, except in winter, you'll find a wonderful sandy beach here, and often small tidepools. This is a great place to build a sandcastle, picnic, and with a little breeze - fly a kite. You may see heron fishing in the shallow section of the river, wild ducks floating under the bridge, an eagle or two, pelicans, and a variety of shore birds.
(Tidepools) ♦ YACHATS STATE RECREATION AREA is located at the west end of 2nd Street in downtown Yachats. This park offers a sometimes serene and sometimes wild view of the Yachats River as it meets the Pacific Ocean with Cape Perpetua as the backdrop. It's a great place to park and watch waves and to spot gray whales spouting or seals playing in the surf. There is also a nice tidepools viewing platform here (check the tides), as well as a grassy lawn, resting benches, an historic marker, and picnic tables.
(Oceanfront Trail) ♦ SMELT SANDS STATE RECREATION SITE is located at the north end of town. Turn west off Hwy 101 at the Smelt Sands sign onto a lane that leads to the park/parking lot. The park has a small pebble beach near the entrance, and picnic tables and benches along a beautiful 3/4 mile stretch of the 804 Trail (accessible). At low tide, the north end of this trail, except in winter, connects by stairway to a 7-mile stretch of sandy beach that reaches all the way to the Alsea Bay at Waldport. The 804 Trail is above the tide line, so it may be walked any time of day. However, do not venture onto the tabletop basalt rock except at low tide, and then only with caution. Sneaker waves can happen, and they are formidable. Do not turn your back on the ocean. While picnicking, watching beautiful waves, or hiking along the 804 Trail, watch for whale spouts - you may count several! Most of the year we have grey whales here - and many more during the spring and winter migrations.
Rates: High Season $89-$129 | Low Season $59-$89
Rooms have gorgeous ocean views. Private access to miles of sandy beach. All rooms are newly renovated with either kitchenettes or mini-kitchenettes. Many units have fireplaces. All rooms have back doors leading to a large covered patio - a great place for relaxing or for kids to play. Crab cookers and bbq's available for guest use. WiFi and Cable TV. Well-behaved dogs allowed in selected rooms. Friendly front desk staff is happy to assist in making your vacation perfect. 3.5 miles N of Yachats.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. The Drift Inn offers an eclectic mix of family favorites and original dishes focused on fresh ingredients and the Pacific NW. Seafood & world inspired entrees, burgers, sandwiches, brick oven pizzas, chowders, soups and salads. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. NW craft beers, full service bar. Ocean & bay view; garden. Open 8 am to 10 pm | 9 pm in winter. WiFi.
Nightly live music.
Nightly live music, 6:30pm-9pm, as posted on the music calendar linked below.
Full service catering, drop off catering, parties, and weddings. Private room with on site catering for up to 35 people beginning in November. WiFi.
(1 mi N of downtown)
Earthworks Gallery is a feast for the hands and eyes, featuring works by nationally known and Northwest artists shown in a quality setting. Find a wide range of media and styles here with an emphasis on clay, glass, artistic jewelry, watercolor and pastel paintings. Open daily 10 am to 5 pm.
Rates: High Season $100-$245 | Low Season $90-$220
Double occupancy; additional charges per person or pet.
Cozy ocean front cottages with excellent ocean views; fireplaces (wood provided); kitchens, pet friendly; non-smoking. Sliding glass doors and spacious sun decks with easy access to miles of sandy beach. Centrally located on the Oregon coast, 5.5 miles north of Yachats at milepost 158.3. Family owned and operated since 1962. Memories begin here.
Rates: High Season $175 | Low Season $130
Steps away from easy beach access, this attractive and comfortable cottage sleeps 8 and provides a fully-equipped kitchen, fire-view woodstove, large windows, and a large deck overlooking the ocean. Pets welcome.
Rates: High Season $123- $212 | Low Season $87-$159
Ocean front rooms look out at magnificent rocky coastline. Giant boulders push into the ocean, waves crash into coves, and fissures spray foam high in the air. Sunsets are framed in your picture window. Pet friendly and well located away from Hwy 101. No smoking. Winter rates available. Meeting and Conference space. Wifi. Located one mile north of downtown Yachats on the Central Oregon Coast.
Affordable Housing - HUD
Full service florist creating unique, artistic and in-season floral arrangements for every occasion. Flowers grown on our farm using organic practices. Delivery service from Yachats north to Waldport and Newport and south to Florence. Appointments required. Also a grower of organic blueberries.
Explore a lush, coastal forest! Created by Yachats Youth and Family Activites Program (YYFAP) daycamp students, this Quest takes you on a hike through the Discovery Loop Trail at Cape Perpetua. (Approximately one hour)
Quest Books include 24 quests in Lincoln, Clatsop, Coos, Curry and Benton Counties. The books are $10 and are available at the Yachats Visitors Center.
This Quest features a choice of paths to follow, and takes explorers through a variety of coastal habitats. (Approximately 45 minutes)
Quest Books include 24 quests in Lincoln, Clatsop, Coos, Curry and Benton Counties. The books are $10 and are available at the Yachats Visitors Center.
PO Box 1112, Yachats, OR 97498
Breakfast and Lunch. Green Salmon is a micro-coffee roaster with an espresso, coffee and tea menu, bakery and cafe. The cafe serves organic breakfast and lunch, including a variety of pastries, bagel sandwiches, wraps, salads, smoothies, and more. Open 7:30 am - 2:30 pm daily. WiFi.
14 miles S of Yachats
Find lighthouse and nautical gifts and apparel here. Open 11 am to 5 pm Memorial Day weekend through September, on Victorian Christmas Open House weekends, and on other selected dates.
Rates: High Season $209-$315 | Low Season $133-$234
Perched on a cliff with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the beach below. Paths lead both to the beach and to the lighthouse. A seven-course gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the dining room and is included in the price of the room. The bed and breakfast has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Oregon Coast Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times and on PBS Television, among others. WiFi. Easy access to beach, tide pools, walking trail. 14 miles south of downtown Yachats.
On-site catering offering fine gourmet cuisine and exceptional views.
The Lightkeeper's House can host a sit down dinner for up to 30 or a mingling reception for up to 45.
A canopy tent can be placed within the fenced acre next to the house to accommodate 21 to 150 for a sit down dinner.
Heceta Head Lighthouse signals to seafarers from atop a magnificent forested promontory just 14 miles south of Yachats. This working lighthouse, circa 1894, sits 205 ft above the ocean, and its beacon shines 21 miles out to sea, the strongest light on the coast. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. The historic assistant light keeper's house is a bed and breakfast. The elevation at Heceta Head reaches 1,000 ft. and is a nesting area for seabirds.
Free docent led programs and tours are offered at Heceta Head Lightstation year round, weather and staffing dependent.
LIGHTHOUSE INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS: 11am-3pm daily
$5/vehicle/day use fee or valid OSP parking pass or Oregon Coast Passport
Visit the web site for lighthouse history and additional information.
There are 5-plus miles of trails in the Natural Area, including three main trails. The Overlook Trail loops from the Welcome Center and back through mixed conifer forests, and offers a bird’s eye view of the confluence of South Beaver Creek and North Beaver Creek and nearby hillsides. The Beaver Creek Loop Trail skirts the fringes of the upland forests and meadows. Snaggy Point Trail takes you to the highest point in the park, and provides an epic view of the Pacific Ocean and lower reaches of the marsh.
Located just three miles south of downtown Yachats, the 2,600 acre Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes 26 miles of interconnected trails that range in length from two-tenths of a mile to ten miles and rate from easy to difficult. The system's twelve trails feature old growth forests, Indian shell middens, Devil’s Churn, Spouting Horn, Thor's Well, tide pools and stunning views. Visitor Center staff and exhibits will guide you to the cultural and natural history of the area. The Visitors Center is open seven days a week most of the year with reduced hours in winter.
Harris Ranch Trail to Drift Creek is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waldport, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Horse Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Seal Rock, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
The historic 804 Trail that follows the village coastline north to a 7-mile stretch of sandy beach connects two in-town day use state parks and is interconnected with five other Yachats trails:
The Ya'Xaik Trail
The Public Footpath in the Gerdemann Botanic Preserve
The Prospect Garden and Trail
The Yachats Community Park and Wetland Trail
The Amanda Trail
The 804 Trail and The Amanda Trail are both part of the Oregon Coast Trail system.
The Amanda Trail connects the Yachats coastline to the top of Cape Perpetua.
Explore five easy to moderate trails in Waldport, including woodland, riverfront/Lint Slough, and oceanfront options.
8 mi N of Yachats
The Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, located at the base of the bridge in Waldport, is a marvelous center for learning about Oregon bridges. Small children may construct a wooden toy bridge here while adults and older youth view historic photos and other related exhibits.
Guided beach or dune rides, about 25 minutes south of Yachats. Reservations required.
This small unique kitchen shop specializes in useful, functional, and beautifully designed tools from all over the world. Find great tools for the chef, the bar, coffee and tea related items, as well as some pewter gift items from Middleberry, Vermont. Open 11 am to 5 pm | Closed Wednesday-Thursday.
Rev. Katrina is an experienced and compassionate officiant offering her services for designing and facilitating your dream ceremony. She also brings over 25 years experience as a professional spiritual counselor to her ability to support the couple and their families for this special event.
• Minister since 1988.
• Performing wedding ceremonies in the Yachats Area and throughout Oregon since 1998.
• All religious, spiritual and philosophical beliefs are honored and reflected in the design of the ceremony.
• Weddings, elopements, renewals, commitment ceremonies, memorials performed.
• Professional support available for pre- and post-marital spiritual counseling.
Locations near Yachats for independent kayaking | paddling include the following:
Alsea River Water Trail - Waldport
Beaver Creek - Ona Beach, Seal Rock
Yaquina Bay - Newport | -and- | Yaquina River - Newport/Toledo
Siuslaw River and Siuslaw Estuary Water Trails - Florence
Watercraft rentals are available at paddle shops in Waldport, Newport, Florence, and at Honeyman State Park just south of Florence.
NORTH OF YACHATS:
PORT OF ALSEA / ALSEA RIVER WATER TRAIL - WALDPORT
The Alsea River Water Trail offers 10 river-miles, including the Alsea River, Drift Creek, and Lint Slough. Dockage and moorage is provided by Port of Alsea. Where/Directions: Port of Alsea is 8 miles N of Yachats; 16 mi S of Newport. At Waldport's only stoplight (at the base of the Waldport Bridge on Hwy 101), turn E onto Hwy 34; continue 1.9 mi to Broadway; turn left on Broadway and proceed to the Port of Alsea docks.
BEAVER CREEK STATE NATURAL AREA / BRIAN BOOTH STATE PARK - ONA BEACH, SEAL ROCK
This is a 3-miles paddle that meanders up the Beaver Creek valley with views of the surrounding Sitka spruce and alder forested hills. Look for beaver, river otter, muskrat and nutria, Roosevelt elk, or black-tailed deer. Where/Directions: Beaver Creek is a 15-20 minute drive (16 miles) north of Yachats, with a launch area at Beaver Creek Rd and Hwy 101, across from Ona Beach.
YAQUINA BAY - NEWPORT | YAQUINA RIVER - NEWPORT/TOLEDO
Newport Bay is a 30-40 minute drive north of Yachats on Hwy 101. Toledo is east of Newport about 10 miles on Hwy 20. For launch sites, visit portofnewport.com and paddling.com.
SOUTH OF YACHATS:
SIUSLAW RIVER & ESTUARY WATER TRAILS - FLORENCE
The Siuslaw River Water Trail offers more than 30 river-miles of paddling opportunities, and there are dozens of coastal lakes and rivers to paddle and explore on the Siuslaw Estuary Water Trail. Florence is a 30-40 minute drive south of Yachats. For launch sites, see www.siuslaw.org/kayaking-canoeing/.
Beaver Creek Welcome Center
On Beaver Creek Road
1.2 miles east of Ona Beach
Seal Rock, OR 97376
Rangers at Brian Booth State Park lead 4-hour guided kayak tours (kayaks and equipment provided) at Beaver Creek State Natural Area between July 1 and Labor Day, with sign-up beginning June 1. Tours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. The hours listed include check-in, instruction, 2.5 hours of paddling, and check out. To make a reservation visit the Beaver Creek website, linked below, or call 541-563-6413.
The Beaver Creek Welcome Center is a 15-20 minute drive north of Yachats. Travel 15 miles north on Hwy 101; at Ona Beach and Hwy 101, turn east onto Beaver Creek Rd. and continue east 1.2 miles to the Welcome Center.
BEAVER CREEK STATE NATURAL AREA | BRIAN BOOTH STATE PARK
This is a 3-miles paddle that meanders up the lush Beaver Creek valley with views of the surrounding Sitka spruce and alder forested hills. Look for beaver, river otter, muskrat and nutria, Roosevelt elk, or black-tailed deer.
Newport, OR 97365
Oregon Boating Foundation offers 2-hour guided kayak tours (kayaks and equipment provided) on the Yaquina Bay in Newport from July 25 through September 15. Tours are provided 4 times daily, Tuesday through Sunday. To make a reservation visit PaddleNewport.com, or call. Yaquina Bay is a 30-40 minute drive north of Yachats.
24 miles N of Yachats
This Queen-Anne Victorian building holds a long and colorful history - from home, to boarding house, to funeral parlor, to museum.
Hours: 11am to 4pm, Thursday thru Sunday
Admission: $5 for adults, kids under 12 get in free.
Please check the web site below for additional information.
25 miles N of Yachats
Housed in an impressive former home on Newport's historic bayfront, the museum's exhibits and programming are dedicated to telling the stories of those who share a desire to live and work where sea meets land, and along its rivers and estuaries.
Hours: 11am-4pm Thursday through Sunday.
Admission: $5 for adults, kids 12 and under get in free.
The Little Log Church Museum at the corner of W 3rd and Pontiac streets was built in the late 1920s by community volunteers using local timber hauled down the Yachats River. It was completed and dedicated in 1930. The church and property was sold to the Oregon Historical Society in 1969 when the congregation outgrew this site. It became a museum in 1970 and was deeded to the city of Yachats in 1986. The Little Log Church Museum houses photographs of the area, settler exhibits, and works by former resident artists and authors. It is staffed by volunteers and open to visitors daily from Noon to 3 p.m. - closed Thursdays.
Yachats, OR 97498
Available for weddings and events. Accommodates 60 people seated. Wheelchair Accessible. Contact Events Coordinator, Mary Clair Crook.
120 NW Hwy 101
Waldport, OR 97394
Mari's is a little bookshop with a quality stock of previously enjoyed, gently used books, as well as some new books on the current NY Times bestseller list. Greeting cards and the photography of Paul Irvin are also displayed and sold. Open 11 am to 5 pm | Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sea life cruises with fun activities.
Reservation requests, 72 hours or less in advance, must be made by phone. Other reservations may be made online through the "Contact Us" link on their web site.
From town, take a 9-mile scenic drive up the Yachats River Road to visit the historic North Fork of the Yachats River Covered Bridge. Seven miles up Yachats River Rd., you will cross a small cement bridge - turn left here onto the N Fork Yachats River Rd - a well-maintained gravel road - for the final two miles. (Street cars are fine, but the road will not accommodate RVs). Park in the small turn-out before the bridge and walk across. The N Fork Yachats Covered Bridge was built in 1938 with a Queenpost truss, one of the few of this type remaining in Oregon. It was faithfully restored in 1989, and in 2014. Look up the hillside above the bridge for a view of a giant old-growth Spruce tree that is 350 years old. If you make this trip in the early morning or evening, watch for elk grazing in pastureland shared by goats, sheep, horses and belted black cattle, affectionately referred to by local children as the oreo cows.
Rates: High Season $125-$175 | Low Season $100-$150
Ocean Creek Bed and Breakfast is located just south of downtown Yachats in a landmark building across from the ocean. We offer rooms and suites designed to encourage a getaway state of mind. Inspired by poems, the Blossom and West Wind rooms both have jetted tubs, one with an ocean view. The Seafarer and Heritage suites each offer a unique experience with walk-in rainfall showers. Relax in luxurious appointed queen beds and custom seating. The suites all have gas fireplaces that take the chill out of the air. Breakfasts are designed to please your palate and fill your tummy for a good day of beach going, shopping, trail hiking and other adventures close by. Your host, Jim Murphy, and hostess Diane Disse, are on-site to help make your stay memorable. (One mile S of downtown, E side of Hwy)
Year-round Rates: $110-$185
Nature friendly lodging on a beautiful Oregon coast bluff offering 5 comfortable home-style units with panoramic views, secluded beach, tide pools, seal colony, and friendly host to help you with your nature adventures. WiFi. No smokers, no pets. Eight miles south of the the bridge in Yachats and seven miles north of Sea Lions Cave.
Large variety of homes from romantic cottages for couples to homes that can accommodate up to 26 people for retreats, church groups and family reunions. Come experience the most beautiful spots on the central Oregon Coast from Cape Perpetua to Newport. Generous off-season rates and specials packages to encourage you to take that much needed respite and perhaps enjoy some storm watching. Book your vacation online anytime. Ocean Odyssey promises finely appointed homes and superior customer service, from check in to departure.
Ona is a full service lunch and dinner restaurant and lounge with ocean and river views. Owner/Chef Michelle Korgan crafts delicious eats with local seasonal ingredients to make classic dishes with a twist. Kid's menu. Full service bar with unique festive drinks. A Happy Hour is offered Sunday through Thursday from 4 pm to 6 pm. In summer, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner and is open 11 am to 9 pm. Dinner only is served during the off season. Call or check the website for off season hours. Reservations: onarestaurant.com.
On and off-site catering for small or large events.
Owner/Chef Michelle Korgan brings 20+ years of catering experience with fresh local ingredients, colorful presentation and mouth watering goodness. Ona's on-site private room can accommodate up to 30 people. It's the perfect setting for family gatherings, weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, birthdays, club or organizational meetings.
Special menus can be created just for your occasion. Wheelchair Accessible. Wifi.
23 miles N of Yachats
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages, and includes exhibits on Sandy Shores, Rocky Shores, Coastal Waters, Secrets of Shipwrecks, Sea Otters, Harbor Seals, Sea Lions, Giant Pacific Octopus, Seabird Aviary, Turkey Vultures, Orford Reef, Halibut Flats, Open Sea, Aquarium Grounds, and Big Bites.
Plan to stay a couple of hours and enjoy.
The college provides academic coursework and workforce training to local area residents. In addition to a college transfer, professional/technical, GED, basic skills and community education offerings, the college provides small business training services, nursing and aquarium science programs.
The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is a seven-county destination marketing organization. Recognized by the Oregon Tourism Commission as the Regional Destination Marketing Organization for Oregon’s 363-mile coastline. We work in cooperation with local chambers of commerce, visitor and convention bureaus, promotions committees, regional organizations, state and federal resource management agencies, attractions, accommodations, and destination marketing organizations from Astoria to Brookings to promote vacation travel, recreation, attractions and overnight stays on Oregon’s Coast.
Beginning just 26 miles south of Yachats, the Oregon Dunes, the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America, stretch out for 40 miles between Florence and Coos Bay. Check out the website for the recreation area, and "A Local's Guide to the Oregon Dunes," linked below, for more information.
From the Visitor Center at Cape Perpetua you may hike The Giant Spruce Trail (2 miles round trip). The majestic old Sitka Spruce at the end of this trail is nearly 600 years old, more than 180 feet tall, and has a 40 foot circumference. It has been designated an Oregon Heritage Tree, and it has a truly amazing story of survival. See the article linked below.
Public charity that aims to provide relief for the poor, the distressed and the underprivileged with an initial emphasis on creating affordable home ownership opportunities for families at or below 80% of area's median income; to assist other charities; to combat community deterioration and assist with the construction and maintenance of public facilities; to make educational programs available and promote community values and encourage civic involvement.
Outta Gas Pizza offers housemade pizzas made with fresh ingredients, organic garden salad, garlic knots, marionberry cobbler, and assorted giant cookies. Beer and wine. Big screen TVs, pool tables, shuffle board. This is a great venue for birthdays, reunions, and parties of all types. Every section of Outta Gas Pizza is equipped with big screen TV's. Juke box. ATM on site. Open 3 pm - 8 pm; closed Tuesdays.
The Overleaf Event Center can accommodate up to 60 people for banquet style seating with round tables or school or board room set up. Wood burning fireplace. French doors lead out onto a large outdoor deck for outside entertaining or breaks.
The Overleaf Conference Room can accommodate small groups up to 25 people. Make a statement and have your reunion, reception, meeting, or corporate retreat in a beautiful location with all the amenities of the Overleaf Lodge at your disposal.
Wheelchair Accessible. WiFi. Full-service Spa.
Rates: High Season $224-$525 | Low Season $168-$460
Renew your spirit at Overleaf Lodge, where every luxurious room overlooks the magnificent Oregon coast. Some rooms are available with whirlpools, fireplaces, kitchenettes, balconies, and other fine amenities. Enjoy the Overleaf Spa which offers a full menu of treatments plus soaking pools with serene ocean views, steam rooms, and saunas. An ocean front trail meanders in front of the lodge where one can view beautiful vistas, tide pools and sandy coves. Expanded Continental Breakfast. AAA - 3 Diamond. Meeting and Conference Space. Wifi.
The ultimate experience in Oregon coast day spas. The Overleaf Spa at the Overleaf Lodge in Yachats offers a full menu of treatments designed to help you restore and rejuvenate. Healing massages, therapeutic body care treatments, relaxing hydrotherapies and restorative facials. Slip into a warm soaking pool overlooking the ocean and rugged Oregon coast and let your troubles go to sea.
Rates: High Season & Holiday $295 - $350 night | Low Season $235 - $275 night
Ocean front cottages located in Overleaf Village offering all the the charm of the "old days" but encompassing today's conveniences. Overleaf Village offers cottages nestled among native plantings and a trickling stream that meanders under a stone bridge. Several cottages have ocean views and all are only a short walk from the ocean's edge via a winding nature trail. Cottages sleep from 6 to 12. Two-night minimum. Weekly rates available. No smoking or pets. Meeting and Conference space. Wifi.
Polly Plumb Productions (PPP) is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization that supports and promotes music and dance performances and art exhibitions in the Yachats area.
Pick up a Yachats Walking Guide and take a self-guided tour.
Yachats art galleries feature local and regional artists. Several village gift shops feature works by local artists, craftspeople, and authors.
Yachats Arts Guild members display works for sale in several gift shops and restaurants about town, as well as in the Yachats Visitors Center and in the library.
The Yachats Farmers Market, held on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, includes vendors of local crafts. The market is open mid-May through mid-October and is located on 4th Street between Hwy 101 and Pontiac. This section of 4th Street is open to foot-traffic-only each Sunday for the market.
OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART includes the following:
Amanda Statue, a stone statue carved by local artist Sy Meadow. From the trailhead at the south end of town, the Amanda statue is 1.2 miles up the Amanda Trail, which includes a marker with Amanda's story. Pick up a Yachats Trails Map at the Yachats Visitors Center, 241 Hwy 101.
Bazelgette the Whale, an earth and metal sculpture by local artist Jim Adler. Whale Tail Park, Hwy 101 & Prospect.
Sea Lion carved in Western Cedar by local artist Brian McEneny. Little Log Church Museum garden, 3rd & Pontiac, one block west of Hwy 101.
Portia the Sea Lion, a fiberglass sea lion colorfully painted by local artist Ruth Bass. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St. This sea lion is part of Dancing with Sea Lions, a public art project of 20 painted fiberglass sea lions placed in the community to commemorate the Florence Events Center's 20th anniversary. Sea lions are displayed in Florence, Reedsport, Yachats, and Waldport,
Oregon is Magic, a coast mural commissioned by Travel Oregon for their statewide Oregon Is Magic Mural Trail. It is located on Hwy 101 between 3rd and 4th streets on the east side of the highway.
Two murals behind the Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101. One is located outside the entryway of the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program (YYFAP) and was painted by local artist Qahira Lynn. Another is along the wall behind the Yachats Commons Skate Park and was painted by community volunteers led by local artist Michael Guerriero. The artwork in the mural is based upon art produced by children of the youth program.
Murals painted on three businesses downtown: Luna Sea Fish House, Turtle Island Tattoo, and Green Salmon Coffee Co. & Cafe.
Large mosaic planters. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. Part of a 3-community volunteer project supported by the Ford Family Foundation that included Yachats, Waldport and Seal Rock. The production of the mosaics was coordinated by artist and Touchstone Gallery owner, Jacquee Christnot. All three communities publicly display the project's large mosaic planters.
Yachats Summer Street Banners featuring original works by Yachats Arts Guild (YAG) members. The banners are auctioned each fall and new banners are produced for the following summer. This project is coordinated by artist and YAG member Michael Guerriero.
Abstract sculptures by local artist and gallery owner, Steve Dennis. The sculptures stand outside Earthworks Gallery, 2222 Hwy 101, at the north edge of town.
Ray's Food Place is a full grocery offering a meat and fish department, produce with an organic section, and a house bakery. You'll find a large selection of beer and wine here, cut flower bouquets and seasonal plants. Western Union and fax service. UPS pick-up. Open 7 am to 10 pm daily.
Family owned business offering a home like setting and a range of services starting with independent to end of life care. Medicaid, respite, in-home doctor visits, home health, physical therapy, and more. Dedicated to providing residents with a healthy lifestyle of independence, security and peace of mind.
15 miles S of Yachats | 12 miles N of Florence
Sea Lion Caves is proud to be part of the Oregon/Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve helping to protect the local marine animals and marine environment.
Sea Lion Caves (America's largest sea cave) is a privately owned (since 1932) wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary, located just 15 miles south of Yachats and 11 miles north of Florence. It is the year-round home of the Steller sea lion, but sea lions are not always in the Cave. This is not a zoo, and sea lions are wild animals, so these protected animals come and go as they please. In winter months, hundreds of sea lions are usually found in the Cave, but when spring arrives, breeding and birthing time, the sea lions will move from the Cave to the rookery areas (the rock ledges out in front of the Cave) and remain there through summer. Please check the web site, linked below, for current admission prices and hours.
15 miles S of Yachats | 12 miles N of Florence
The gift shop offers marine animal toys and souvenirs. Sea Lion Caves is a natural attraction: wild Stellar Sea Lions typically make their home here all year long. They are drawn here by the protection offered by America's Largest Sea Cave. The cave is in excess of 2 acres in size by 125 ft tall. The tour consists of a pathway and modern elevator that takes guests to nearly ocean level where they can enjoy the gigantic cavern and wildlife that inhabit it. Open 9 am - 7 pm; 4 pm in winter.
Rates: High Season $80-$90 | Low Season $70-$80
Ocean front and ocean view concrete RV sites with private access to beach. All full hook-ups with 30/50 amps, satellite tv & WiFi. Huge clubhouse with game room, workout room, laundry, showers, and group function rooms. Wheelchair accessible. Pets okay. Big rigs welcome. Convenience store on site.
3767 N HWY 101, Yachats, OR (1.5 miles N of Yachats)
Dinner only. The Bistro is a small and cozy dining room with a wine bar atmosphere. It offers over 40 wine selections, 15 craft beers, and a couple of local taps. All dinner entrees are served with fresh baked bread, a nice dinner salad, a sweet treat, and coffee or hot tea. The menu is made to order and most dietary needs can be accommodated. Open 5 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday. Reservations required, 541.547.3175.
Rates: High Season $124 | Low Season $89
Oceanfront motel with private balconies and kitchens on the beach. Four cabins. Indoor pool and hot tub. Pet friendly. Smoke free. 2 miles north of Yachats.
26 miles S of Yachats (about a 40 minute drive)
Historic displays feature the pioneers whose occupations were primarily as loggers and fishermen, and whose primary means of transportation was the Siuslaw River.
If you are a group of 10 or more, please call to make reservations. Please check the web site linked below for additional information, current hours, and admission fees.
A History Walking Tour is also available.
Serving Seal Rock, Tidewater, Waldport, Five Rivers, Yachats, Ten Mile.
Community services to provide food, clothing, vouchers, furniture, holiday food baskets, and children's Christmas gifts. South Lincoln Resources encourages donations of clean furniture, working appliances, and medical equipment. Items must be ready to use without needing parts or repairs. We inspect for torn material, rust, and other signs of wear. (No hide-a-beds.) Cash donations are welcome. A South Lincoln Resources crew can pick up larger items by appointment. Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Newport Office: 231 E. Olive, Newport, OR 97365
Mailing Address: PO Box 53, Yachats, OR 97498
Rates: High Season $175-$1050 | Low Season $50-$295
Sweet Homes Vacation Getaways is a family owned company specializing in ocean front and ocean view vacation rental properties. We offer many homes in and around the village of Yachats, from cozy cottages to estates on the sand. Our team is available 7 days a week to answer your questions and to help you choose the perfect home for your central Oregon coast adventures.
The historic Yachats 804 Trail probably first served as a footpath for tribal people. It later became part of County Road 804, which included the 7-mile stretch of beach between Yachats and Waldport at low tide. County Road 804 served as the settler's route of travel between the farmland of the upper Yachats River valley and Waldport's Alsea Bay until the 1930s and the completion of Hwy 101. The highway replaced the oceanside portion of County Road 804.
The 804 Trail North begins from the parking lot of Smelt Sands Recreation Site and winds north 3/4 mile where it connects to the 7-mile stretch of sandy beach. During the 1970s a long legal battle ensued to have this section of trail vacated. Oregon's high court finally ended the argument with its ruling in the mid-1980s that the 804 Trail N must be continued. This 3/4 mile section of trail subsequently became part of Oregon State Parks.
Successful mediation with local home owners in the late 1990s allowed for the completion of the 804 Trail South. The 804 Trail South is about a mile in length, stretching from the south edge of Smelt Sands Recreation Site, across the lawn behind the Adobe Resort, through oceanside neighborhoods to Yachats State Recreation Area (at the west end of 2nd St) and to downtown Yachats on the north side of the Yachats River.
Rates: High Season $85-$135 | Low Season $49-$79
Indoor heated pool; ocean view. 27 big clean rooms with tile baths, in-room refrigerator, microwave, coffee, phones, WiFi, cable TV. Pet rooms available. Located in town - within an easy walk to restaurants, shops, oceanfront 804 trail and beach. 1/2 price offer Oct 1 through June 30. Call for details and availability.
The Laughing Crab Gallery is fun and eclectic. It offers a variety of art from an assortment of almost 100% Oregon artists. The setting feels as comfortable as your own living room. Warm up by the two fireplaces and enjoy the multiple private sitting areas while you contemplate your purchase, imagining the joy and beauty it will add to your body or home! Open 10 am to 6 pm | Closed Wednesdays.
Take a drive on Yachats River Road for a possible view of grazing belted bovines - and sometimes also a majestic herd of elk. These black cattle with their signature cream-colored stripe are known affectionately by local children as "the oreo cows." The river valley is also home to herds of bleeting goats, sheep, and less vocal horses and llamas, as well as ducks, peacocks, and other wonderful beings.
Live music on selected weekends and holidays.
Call or check Facebook for announcements.
Friendly, fast-service drive-thru coffee house serving organic brewed coffee, as well as handcrafted espresso drinks, Smith teas, David Rio chai, Dr. Smoothie fruit smoothies, and hand-made frappes. The Village Bean's signature scones are baked fresh daily in house, and delicious hand pies, muffins, coffee cake, and gourmet cookies are offered, too. You may also purchase bulk beans here! Open 7am-5pm daily. Wifi.
There is some indoor seating, too.
The Village Bean is a charming drive-thru coffee house with some indoor seating. In addition to bakery items, you may purchase bulk beans, teas, and a few novelty items here. Open 7 am to 5 pm daily. Wifi.
A Short History of the Early Inhabitants of the Yachats Area, by Michael K. Shay
The Yachats Indians, Origins of the Yachats Name, and the Prison Camp Years, by Joanne Kittel and Suzanne Curtis (1996, Revised 2010)
Plan ahead - check the local tide table and head out at least an hour before low tide.
Please see the tidepools guides linked below, which provide a map of locations for tidepools along the coast; information about tidepool zones and the creatures that live in them; and important tidepool etiquette guidelines.
Original arts, crafts, decorative accessories for home and garden, and the "best selection of greeting cards on the coast" can be found at Toad Hall. Gallery quality - casual atmosphere. Celebrating 32 years (1988-2019). Open 11 am to 4 pm | Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Topper's offers hand-packed Tillamook and Umpqua ice creams in a wide variety of flavors, as well as chocolates and fudge that are made on site, and candies sold by the pound. Gift boxes. Novelties & Oregon coast souvenirs. Open 11 am to 9 pm in summer. Call for off-season hours.
Tillamook and Umpqua ice creams, shakes and sundaes. Full espresso bar & teas. Housemade fudge & chocolates. Salt-water taffy and other candies, traditional & sugar free. Open 11 am to 9:30 pm in summer | 11 am - 5 pm (closed Mon) in winter.
Touchstone Gallery represents 120 Oregon artists offering whimsical, sophisticated and graceful designs in jewelry, glass, ceramics, original oil and watercolor paintings, bronze, metal and stone sculpture—all designed to lift your heart, mind and spirit. Open daily 10 am to 5 pm | Closed Tuesdays, January-April.
Turtle Island offers artisan candles and stained glass made on site, plus romantic treasures, sea shells, clothing, and other fun stuff! Open 11 am to 5 pm Sunday-Monday, Thursday | 11 am to 7 pm Friday-Saturday | Closed Tuesday-Wednesday.
Rates: High Season $145 and up | Low Season $75 and up
Vacasa offers over 60 properties in the Yachats area in great locations. All properties have full kitchens and many offer beach access. From beach houses to cozy cabins to meeting space, Vacasa has the perfect Oregon Coast lodging choice for every taste and budget.
At Village Gift Gallery shop for gifts by local artists, unique home accents and garden arts, children's toys, Oregon foods, books, cards and journals, jewelry, shirts and hats, and more. Open daily 7:30 am to 10 pm.
The Forest Service at Cape Perpetua operates a Visitors Center with natural and cultural history exhibits. Learn about the ancient Indian shell middens found on Cape Perpetua and the surrounding area, Civilian Conservation Corps history, and more.
Turn east off Hwy 101 to the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center (just south of the Campground/Overlook).
Rates: High Season $59-$100 | Low Season $49-$89
Oceanfront fully-equipped cottages on the beach with unobstructed ocean views and ocean-facing decks with sliding glass doors. Quiet and well-screened from the highway. Just north of the cottages is a 4-bedroom Beach House, which sleeps 8. Winter & weekly rates. No pets, no smoking. 2.5 and 3 miles north of Yachats.
Custom ceremonies designed to reflect your spirit, co-created with you by officiant Mary Claire Crook, a non-denominational inter-faith minister serving couples and families since 1995. All traditions honored. A resource for beautiful locations, venues, photographers, florists, caterers, musicians and more.
Turn east off Hwy 101 two miles south of town at the Cape Perpetua Campground exit; then follow the fork to the left up Overlook Road to the top of the mountain. This is the highest point that you can drive to on the Oregon coast. The Whispering Spruce Trail, a quarter-mile long, leaves the parking lot to the West Shelter viewpoint.
Built in the 1930s by stone masons of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the West Shelter viewpoint was used as a look out point during World War II. Today it provides an unsurpassed panoramic ocean view and an ideal location for whale watching. This trail is wheelchair accessible with some assistance recommended.
Gray whales (and occasionally others) are often viewed off the coast of Yachats from the three day-use state parks in town. Other favorite nearby spots to watch for whales include the following:
Cape Perpetua Visitors Center (about 3 miles south of downtown Yachats)
Cook’s Chasm Turnout (about 3.25 miles south of downtown Yachats)
Sea Lion Caves Turnout – large Highway 101 turnout south of tunnel (15 miles south of Yachats)
Gray whales live along our coastline most of the year, but the big gray whale migrations occur from mid-December-through January (heading south) and from late March-through June (heading north).
Oregon Whale Watch weeks are held in winter between Christmas and New Year's and in Spring during greater Oregon Spring Break. During these times whale watch interpreters are posted nearby at Cape Perpetua Visitors Center and Cook's Chasm Lookout, just south of town. For more information, please look for Whale Watch Weeks posted in March and December on our Events page.
A 30-minute drive from Yachats, approximately.
White Wolf Sanctuary offers guided tours by appointment only. The tour begins with an educational talk about wolves and the White Wolf Sanctuary. Guests are then escorted around the sanctuary to learn about each wolf’s history.
Tours are approximately three hours depending on the size of the group, activity of the wolves, and interests of guests. Reservations are required.
Please check the web site for current fees and hours.
The Cummins Ridge Trail (approximately 5.8 miles) is the only trail in this wilderness area. It ascends more than 1,000 feet through towering stands of Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock and Douglas-fir. The Cummins Creek Wilderness features the only old-growth Sitka Spruce forest in the Oregon Wilderness system.
The Country Store offers organic foods including seasonal produce, jams and jellies, herbs and spices sourced locally, regionally and afar. Open 11 am to 7 pm Sunday-Thursday | 11 am - 8 pm Friday and Saturday.
BluRay and DVD movie rentals, including independent, foreign, and box office hits can be found here. The country store also offers organic foods, including seasonal produce, jams and jellies, herbs and spices, sourced locally, regionally and afar. Light copy and fax service. Open 11 am to 7 pm Sunday-Thursday | 11 am to 8 pm Friday-Saturday.
Yachats Brewing is a craft restaurant focusing on 100% locally sourced, sustainable, and organic ingredients, as well as a craft brewery offering 30 taps, and in-house bottled beers. In addition, house crafted ferments and organic kombuchas are available here. Summer Hours: 11:30 am to 9 pm Sunday-Thursday | 11:30 am-10 pm Friday-Saturday.
Live music on selected weekends and holidays.
Check Facebook for announcements.
The Yachats Commons is the community center, formerly a school. It was built in the 1930s and purchased by the city in 1990. "The Commons" is now used for such events as ballroom dances, civic and political meetings, exercise classes, plays, art shows, musical productions, conferences and workshops, and by the local youth center.
Many private events such as wedding receptions, parties and reunions are also held here. The large old classrooms and side corridors have a comfortable, homey feeling, and there is a large stage and gym (now multipurpose room) that serve well for many activities.
Rooms are available for rent to individuals, groups, or organizations and can host small groups or large events of several hundred. Theater and kitchen facilities are available on site and a large playground, lawn and picnic shelter are located behind the building. Lighting and sound equipment, as well as a very lovely grand piano area also available to rent for your events. Catering is available from local businesses, and lodging and restaurants are conveniently nearby.
Wheelchair Accessible. WiFi.
The Yachats Farmers Market is an association that was established to provide local residents and Yachats visitors with an ongoing source of fresh, locally grown produce, food products, and craft items. It includes locally grown and organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. Open 9 am to 2 pm, mid-May through mid-October.
PO Box 151, Yachats, OR 97498
The Food Pantry is in the Yachats Commons and is open M/W/F, 11:00am-1:00pm. Donations may be taken directly to the pantry, and those who need food may access the pantry.
Rates: High Season $110-$160 | Low Season $99-$150
Ocean front motel and conference center with indoor heated pool and spa. Teahouse with large deck and recreation room for large/small gatherings, workshops, retreats, reunions. Spectacular ocean views and easy beach and trail access. Luxury suites. Pet friendly rooms. WiFi. No smoking. One-half mile south of downtown Yachats and Yachats Visitors Center.
This cozy, intimate space nestled among shore pine accommodates up to 60 people seated and 25 for movement or yoga.
Spacious ocean view deck.
A fully equipped kitchen is available for catering or preparing your own meals, or The Yachats Inn will arrange catering to suit your individual needs.
Features a large fiction selection and a children's library. Offers internet connection with WiFi. Sit outside on one of the benches and enjoy access to the internet at your leisure. Come inside during library hours - Mon: 12-4pm; Tues: 12-5pm; Wed: 12-6pm; Thurs: 12-5pm, Fri: 12-4pm, Sat: 10am-4pm - and connect at the front seating area or go to the back work table for a quieter setting. WiFi has been provided by funding from the Friends of Yachats Library. Your donation to help defer costs is appreciated! Closed Sundays.
The Yachats Lions Club is celebrating 60 years of service to the Yachats community. This nonprofit community service organization runs a variety of fundraising activities to support humanitarian service projects. The Lions Hall & kitchen are also available for rental.
The rental space is 35' by 50' with an adjacent fully-equipped kitchen. A small stage, piano, PA system, tables and chairs, and a large screen TV are available for your events. Maximum occupancy is 100 people. Wheelchair Accessible.
For reservations or more information, please email Yachats Lion, Craig Putman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hardware, tools, plumbing, electrical, paint sundries, sporting goods, tackle, hunting and fishing licenses, kitchen accessories, garden supplies, sewing / crafts corner, Yachats apparel, pet accessories, bird feeders, batteries, postcards, kites, and gifts. Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday | 10 am to 3 pm Sunday.
Yachats Mystic Antiques is an antique boutique filled with treasures from the past: art glass, bohemian and vintage clothing, framed art, metaphysical books and the largest collection of vintage estate jewelry on the Oregon coast! Open daily 10 am to 5 pm | Closed Tuesday-Wednesday in winter.
Cozy waterfront restaurant and pub including a nano sized on-site brewery. Pub fare includes a variety of burgers, house roasted pulled pork and corned beef sandwiches, the pub club and fresh breaded fish & chips. Six micro brews on tap, Guinness on tap, and Shrew Brew on tap. A robust selection of bottled beers and wine and a full service spirit bar. Lottery games, pool table, pinball and sports TVs. Open 11:30am to 10:00pm Sunday through Wednesday | 11:30am to 11:00pm Thursday through Saturday.
Wednesday night acoustic live music, Thursday night hosted house music jam, Friday night Neil Young/Eagles style live music, and often live music bands on Saturdays.
Wednesday night - acoustic live music
Thursday night - hosted house music jam
Friday night - Neil Young/Eagles style live music
Saturday night - often live music bands
21 ocean front homes with spectacular views; fully-equipped with linens and kitchenware. Jacuzzis. No Smoking. Pets welcome in some. 2-night minimum. Call for free brochure. 5 blocks north of the Yachats Visitors Center.
PO Box 151, Yachats, OR 97498
Nonprofit serving kids and families in the Yachats, south Lincoln county area. Fun activities available for ages 0-school age. For some programs - drop in is available. Call, visit our web site, or stop by and check us out. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am - 6 pm.
Please see the web site linked below for a map and directions.
The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing.
The lighthouse has an interesting history - it was built in 1871, decommissioned in 1874, and officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996. It is is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Memorial Day - Sept: 11:00am - 4:00pm
October - Memorial Day: 12:00 Noon - 4:00pm
Note: November through February the lighthouse is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Entrance is free by donation.
3.5 miles N of Newport
The 100-acre site includes the lighthouse, an interpretive center, wildlife viewing - including whales, seals, tidepools, and seabirds - as well as short trails and incredible views.
This is Oregon's tallest lighthouse at 93 feet. It was first lit on August 20, 1873 and has been guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast ever since. The lighthouse is located on a narrow point at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Please see the link below for information about guided tours of the lighthouse.
Yaquina Head Interpretive Center & Interpretive Store Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Park Hours: 8:oo am - Sunset
Newport, OR 97365
The 100-acre site includes Oregon's tallest lighthouse, an accessible trail, an interpretive center, wildlife viewing - including whales, seals, tide pools, and seabirds, as well as short trails and incredible views. Tours of the lighthouse are given only as staffing allows and are announced on the morning of the day that the tour is available.
Yaquina Head Interpretive Center & Interpretive Store Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Park Hours: 8:00 am - Sunset
Rates: High Season $64 - $109 | Low Season $54 - $74
Small family oriented motel located within a short walk to beach and all downtown businesses. Ocean view, cable dish TV, WiFi. Some rooms pet friendly. Kitchen/kitchenettes. Weekly and winter rates.