Yachats (/ˈjɑːhɑːts/ YAH-hahts) is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. According to Oregon Geographic Names, the name comes from the Siletz language, and means "dark water at the foot of the mountain". There is a range of differing etymologies, however. William Bright says the name comes from the Alsea placename yáx̣ayk (IPA: /ˈjaχajkʲ/). At the 2010 census, the city's population was 690. In 2007, Budget Travel magazine named Yachats one of the "Ten Coolest Small Towns of the U.S.A.", and Yachats was chosen among the top 10 U.S. up-and-coming vacation destinations by Virtualtourist. In 2011, Arthur Frommer, founder of Frommer's Travel Guides, listed Yachats number seven among his ten favorite vacation destinations in the world.
Restaurants in Yachats
5 based on 674 reviews
Devote a day to the multiple coastline features from Yachats south toward Florence. Consider visiting the water features like Devil's Churn and Thor's Well around high tide, if possible. You can duck into every wayside, viewpoint, beach, etc. in this Cape Perpetua Area for wonderful scenery and/or chances to explore. Get close to the ocean at a beach, hike out on the rocks to view sea lions or seek majestic views of the coastline from elevation such as the Heceta Head Lighthouse. You may need to pinch yourself to verify what you are experiencing. Upon seeing our pictures from a day at the coast and some other Oregon locations, a handful of my in-laws could not book a trip fast enough for later in the summer. Go here!
5 based on 979 reviews
You must take the 2 mile drive up to the top of Cape Perpetua and see the view from the stone building. It's unbelievable how far you can see up and down the coastline. It was an easy hike in and out.
4.5 based on 433 reviews
Tidal Pools along Oregon Coast Highway
Slowly driving the Oregon Coast, we factored in plenty of time for stops such as this. We both love the sight of the sea crashing against rocky cliffsides. This didn't disappoint at all and is a quick pull off when driving the 101. Nice, close to the water viewing point and a trail down to the water's edge.
4.5 based on 78 reviews
Thor's Well itself is very cool if you go about 1 hour before high tide (I'm sure it's great any other time as well). There's a connecting trail that takes you along the rocks. In places it's a bit steep and there are loose or slippery rocks in other spots. Wear good shoes, we saw people in flip-flops trying to walk on rocks beside dangerous spots. We spent a few hours in the area and really enjoyed it.
5 based on 48 reviews
Not a lot of parking here so in the summer it could be hard to park. There are restrooms and no fee to park. There is a nice viewing deck and it has a green space and a lot of people were walking there dogs.A nice piece of beach to explore.
4.5 based on 86 reviews
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While I didn't spend the night here, a local friend brought me in to admire the gorgeous fireplace and amazing wooden artwork in the lobby/dining area. The front desk clerk welcomed us warmly and encouraged us to look around as much as we wished. The grounds were immaculate, even in cold and windy January. The place was inviting and relaxing even though it is also a luxury spa, no stuffy or snobby atmosphere here. It is right in the water and the sunsets in this area are amazing.
4.5 based on 50 reviews
We are full time RVers who enjoy traveling the Blue Roads. We are in constant amazement, how the smallest of towns, have the hardest working volunteers to preserve their heritage. This little church is one of those projects. Originally built 1930, in the shape of a cross with local timbers, it survived thru many Pastors/many faiths and became a museum in 1970 when the volunteers stepped in and renovated it. Today it is filled with wonderful local memorabilia and often used for special events, including renewed wedding vows, many who were originally married in the church.
4 based on 77 reviews
The bridge has been well maintained and updated in the past several years. Once you cross over the bridge you will come to a fence and sign that is posted as Do Not Enter. The locals tell me the home owner just past the fence posted the sign and driving through the fence is allowed since it is public property. Not sure where the road leads you but sounds like someone just wanting to eliminate travel past their property.
4.5 based on 26 reviews
No fee to park here and has restrooms. Hardly any parking here in the summer I think it may be hard to find a spot. There is a little trail that leads to a sandy spot really cool, it was cold and rainy the day we went so we did not stay long .
5 based on 22 reviews
Ceramics, glass, wood, fiber....a wide variety of work Northwestern artists. This gallery is much larger than it appears from outside and the displays just seem to keep going. Well arranged and presented. My favorite, the ceramics, were varied in size, glaze, decoration and functional as well purely decorative. Pricing ran from very reasonable to wow. Well worth stopping and spending time enjoying the work of artists and crafters.
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