Yachats City – Oregon Coast

Yachats city

Yachats

Yachats

Yachats

Yachats

Yachats

Yachats




The city of Yachats is a little coastal community found in Lincoln County. This beautiful city offers stunning miles of enchanting beaches and old-growth rainforest that kisses the rocky coastline. The area has a mild climate accompanied with temperatures averaging 60 degrees in summer as well as 45 degrees Fahrenheit in winter. This makes any activities in and around the area great to do any time of year. In 2007, Budget Travel Magazine named the city one of the "Ten Coolest Small Towns of the U.S.".

This small coastal city is named from a Siletz language meaning “dark water at the mountain foot”. For many centuries, Native Americans lived in this area as hunter-gatherers, that migrated between the summer camps and the winter residences. The Little-Log Church that was built in 1926 and was owned by Sir R. Perks, who owned most of the town at the time. Today the church acts as a historical museum holding many artifacts related to the city’s past. The museum is currently under the ownership of the city.




Yachats

Region: Central Oregon Coast, U.S.
County: Lincoln
Founded: 1892
Incorporated: 1967
Population (2015): 706
Area: 0.92 mile2 (2.38 km2)
Elevation:  45 ft (13.7 м)
GPS Coordinates: 44.312,-124.1183
Zip Code: 97498

Average Winter T°: 45.5°F (7.5°C)
Average Summer T° 60°F (16°C)

Yachats Local Attractions

Yachats is a beautiful place to visit, relax, enjoy the sounds and sights of the ocean, hike and explore a variety of wildlife. Tide pools could be Yachatsfound everywhere along the rocky shoreline. At low tide, you can seek out tide pool animals and plants such as sea stars, urchins, chitons, sea stars, anemones, and saltwater algae. Please do not remove them. Be sure to check the tide tables to ensure precaution is taken at all times. Never turn your back on the ocean.

Whale-watching is one of the most popular activities year-round as the Oregon Coast is filled with these majestic creatures. Watch the gray whale migration twice a year, in winter and spring, where about 20,000 whales pass offshore. This tremendous journey is a sight to take your breath away.

Hiking from Cape Perpetua through to Yachats offers breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Head to the top of the Cape and experience stunning ocean views, narrow shoreline channel Devil's Churn, Spouting Horn at Cook's Chasm, and Thor's Well.

Hike closer to the shore and see surf and rock splendor. There are also rainforest trails for you to experience, with leafy and fresh soil scents still near the beach.

Cape Perpetua Shelter

Cape PerpetuaA unique landmark, Cape Perpetua Shelter is the best spot to see 70 miles of coastline and 37 miles out to sea on a clear day.

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Spouting Horn and Thor's Well at Cook's Chasm

Cape perpetuaSeawater fountains, driven by the ocean power, and acting like a geyser.

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Devil's Churn

A narrow shoreline channel, located south of Yachats. Over long periods of time, tides and power waves created a deep fissure in a basalt shoreline.

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Smelt Sands State Recreation Site

Located a mile north of Yachats. The excellent whale watching and picture taking viewpoint. Walk the historic 0.75 miles one-way 804 Trail. The park is known for tide pools, breathtaking sunsets, and rock fishing.  Yachats is one of the northwest beaches, where previously, smelt came ashore to spawn. Unfortunately, the silver sea treasure disappeared from this area. 

Yachats, Highway 101, OR
541-867-7451
oregonstateparks.org

Yachats State Recreation Area

YachatsIn  Yachats, turn west on 2nd Street. The road makes a beach loop, offering a breathtaking view of the Yachats river as it meets the Pacific Ocean. This destination is a great place for whale watching, tide pools researching, rock and salmon fishing.

Yachats, Oregon 97498
541-867-7451
oregonstateparks.org

Neptune State Park

Located three miles south of Yachats at foot of Cape Perpetua. You can watch for whales, see a variety of birds, and sea lions. The creek is also a great place to look for agates. At low tide, you can walk to the south to see a natural cave and tide pools.

Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439
541-547-3416
oregonstateparks.org

Strawberry Hills

Located a few miles farther south, the spot has excellent views of the ocean, great tide pools, and sandy beaches. Sometimes harbor seals can be seen on the rocks just off shore.

Bob Creek

This location offers beach access and agate hunting.

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Entertainment and Events

Yachats city has some great spots for later afternoon or evening fun. Try gourmet dining at its best at the Green Salmon café or enjoy live musicians at the Drift Inn. During summer, be sure to attend the farmer’s market featuring enriching foods and crafts on Sundays.

This charming and beautiful blend of sea and forest is the ultimate place for a holiday. With oceanic activities, lush forests and divine cuisine, it would be hard to say no to this stunning city.

This small city offers varieties of annual festivals and events.

Yachats Agate Festival is held in the second weekend of January.
Yachats La De Da Parade - Independence Day festival and fireworks show.
Yachats Music Festival is held in July, the weekend after July first.
Yachats Village Mushrooms Fest takes place the third weekend of October.
Yachats Celtic Music Festival
is held in the second weekend of November.




Upcoming Events

Aug
2
Wed
2017
all-day Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Aug 2 – Nov 26 all-day
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics @ Lincoln City | Oregon | United States
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics Fun and interesting activities “Clamming and Crabbing Clinics” that held from early summer through fall at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Clamming Clinic Dates Friday, June 2 – 1:15 pm Wednesday, June 14 – 10:15 am Tuesday, June 20 – 2:45 pm Thursday, June 29 – 10:45 am Thursday, July…
Aug
15
Tue
2017
all-day Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Aug 15 – Dec 9 all-day
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics @ Lincoln City | Oregon | United States
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics Fun and interesting activities “Clamming and Crabbing Clinics” that held from early summer through fall at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Clamming Clinic Dates Friday, June 2 – 1:15 pm Wednesday, June 14 – 10:15 am Tuesday, June 20 – 2:45 pm Thursday, June 29 – 10:45 am Thursday, July…
Aug
29
Tue
2017
all-day Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Aug 29 – Dec 23 all-day
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics @ Lincoln City | Oregon | United States
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics Fun and interesting activities “Clamming and Crabbing Clinics” that held from early summer through fall at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Clamming Clinic Dates Friday, June 2 – 1:15 pm Wednesday, June 14 – 10:15 am Tuesday, June 20 – 2:45 pm Thursday, June 29 – 10:45 am Thursday, July…
Sep
12
Tue
2017
all-day Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Sep 12 2017 – Jan 6 2018 all-day
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics @ Lincoln City | Oregon | United States
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics Fun and interesting activities “Clamming and Crabbing Clinics” that held from early summer through fall at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Clamming Clinic Dates Friday, June 2 – 1:15 pm Wednesday, June 14 – 10:15 am Tuesday, June 20 – 2:45 pm Thursday, June 29 – 10:45 am Thursday, July…
Sep
22
Fri
2017
all-day Lincoln City Crabbing Clinics
Lincoln City Crabbing Clinics
Sep 22 2017 – Jan 13 2018 all-day
Lincoln City Crabbing Clinics @ Lincoln City | Oregon | United States
Lincoln City Crabbing Clinics Fun and interesting activities “Clamming and Crabbing Clinics” that held from early summer through fall at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Crabbing Clinic Dates Thursday, June 1 – 12:15 pm Thursday, June 15 – 10:30 am Friday, June 30 – 11:30 am Friday, September 22 – 8:00 am…
Sep
26
Tue
2017
all-day Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics
Sep 26 2017 – Jan 20 2018 all-day
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics @ Lincoln City | Oregon | United States
Lincoln City Clamming Clinics Fun and interesting activities “Clamming and Crabbing Clinics” that held from early summer through fall at Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Clamming Clinic Dates Friday, June 2 – 1:15 pm Wednesday, June 14 – 10:15 am Tuesday, June 20 – 2:45 pm Thursday, June 29 – 10:45 am Thursday, July…

Points of Interest

cape5

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is 2,700 acres of old growth forests that extend along the coast...

Spouting HornSpouting Horn is a playful coastal anomaly, an “ocean geyser”, driven by the ocean power through a deep hole...Thor's Well or "Gate to Hell" at Cook's Chasm is a deep hole in the basalt rock...

Sea Lion Caves

Sea Lion Caves formation began 25 million years ago. For centuries the ocean waves hit basalt cliffs to carve one of the largest sea grottos of the world...

newport

Newport is the home of the famous Oregon Coast Aquarium, Nye Beach, Yaquina Head Lighthouse...

Linkoln City

Lincoln City is often known for its ability to be a great getaway destination no matter what month of the year...

Weather Forecast

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11/28 60%
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