Rent the perfect beach house for family and friends to gather in Yachats Oregon. Vacation rentals are abundant in town, along the rocky coast and on the long stretch of sandy beach. Take in beautful shoreline views from of a great selection of oceanfront and ocean view rentals in this quaint little town on the Central Oregon Coast.
The name Yachats (pronounced YAH-hots) is derived from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts, meaning dark water at the foot of the mountain. Nestled between the lush forested mountains of the Coast Range and the lapping waves of the Pacific surf, this charming village opens a window to the environment. Yachats offers vacationers a peaceful retreat from the hustle of city life and a friendly alternative to the impersonal quality of a large coastal community.
The area is promising for agate and fossil hunting, birding, kite flying, hiking and strolling, fishing, clamming or picnicking. Its basalt headlands meet some of the most dramatic surf action in the world, attracting photographers and storm watchers, especially during the spectacular winter storms that arrive in December, January, and February.
In the town of Yachats, visit the historic Little Log Church Museum. It was built in 1930 and became a museum in 1970. Other nearby areas you can explore include Cape Perpetua Scenic Area just south of town, and the Haceta Head Lighthouse (14 miles south). Waiting for you to enjoy spectacular sunsets is the historic 804 Trail. This is a wheelchair accessible trail that starts at Smelt Sands State Wayside and winds north ¾ mile where it meets a seven mile stretch of sandy beach.
Stop by the Yachats Oregon Visitors Center at 241 Hwy. 101 for additional information about what to see and do and pick up a Walking Guide of the local shops, galleries, restaurants, services and attractions.