There are many rocky beaches in our area, and all have easy access. Beaches in the sourth of Yachats are rocky with many tide pools, as the coastal mountain headlands jut out into the ocean. A mile north of Yachats, the terrain changes to long stretches of sandy beaches that continue north for six to seven miles. A nice walking trail leads along the coastline from The Adobe to the sandy beach (about a Mile).
Golf Courses are available in Waldport (eight miles north), in Newport (24 miles north) and in Florence (25 miles south). There are several gift shops, art galleries, service stations, a bakery, a post office, a bank and a large grocery store in Yachats.
Area attractions include Sea Lion Caves, Cape Perpetua Visitors Center, whale watching, beachcombing, fishing, crabbing, hiking trails and sightseeing. Charter boat trips and airplane rides are available in Newport. Horseback riding and sand dune rides are nearby in Florence.
Yachats is nestled between the lush forested mountains of the Coast Range and the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean. It is the ideal spot for rest, relaxation and romance. Yachats’ uncrowded beaches are especially promising for rockhounds, beachcombers, fishermen, clamdiggers, picnicking families or strolling couples. Its rock promontories offer some of the most dramatic surf action in the world, especially during the winter storms in December, January, and February.
Yachats offers vacationers a unique alternative to the hustle of city life and welcome respite from the impersonal quality of large resorts. Yachats is derived from the Chinook Indian word “Yahuts” meaning “Dark waters at the foot of the mountain”.