The Quaint Resort Town of Yachats

Dated: January 29 2021

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Yachats (pronounced YAH-hots) comes from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts, signifying “dull waters at the foot of the mountain.” Nestled between the rich forested mountains of the Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean’s lapping waves, Yachats is the perfect spot for rest, relaxation, and fun. The calm, unhurried environment of this little resort town offers vacationers an exciting option in contrast to the hustle of city life and the indifferent nature of a vast beach coastal community.

Things to Do

In case you’re visiting and staying in Yachats or nearby Waldport, you’re in the best spot for outdoor recreation on Oregon’s Central Coast. Miles of trails – some of which are wheelchair accessible  – take climbers and cyclists through the delightful old-development woodlands covering the area. Remember your camera for the fantastic views of the sea and landscapes. Crabbing and fishing are other mainstream activities in Yachats and Waldport. Popular outdoor locations include the Cape Perpetua State Scenic Area, Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint, Seal Rock State Recreation Site, Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site, and Yachats State Recreation Area.

Living in Yachats

Yachats is a town in Lincoln County with a population of 669. Yachats is home to mostly retirees since it is a peaceful, waterfront community. It offers a rural feel to its residents, and most people own their homes in the area. The average home value is $344,900, and the average home rent is $1,040.

Dining in Yachats

Yachats has a variety of local cuisine to check out if you’re in the area! Neighborhood hot spots include Adobe Restaurant, Beach Street Kitchen, Bread and Roses Bakery, Drift Inn Restaurant and Pub, Luna Sea Fish House, Ona Restaurant and Lounge, The Green Salmon, and The Village Bean.

Shopping in Yachats 

Mostly known for outdoor recreation, Yachats does offer a few local shops that are worth a visit if you’re in town. Stores like C&K Market, Earthworks Gallery, Village Gift Gallery, Judith’s Kitchen Tools, Mari’s Books, Touchstone Gallery, and Turtle Island Candle Company are just a few of the local offerings.

Nightlife in Yachats

Locals and tourists from Yachats and nearby Waldport can kick back at a local place like The Drift Inn, Parish Gap, or Barker Gypsies. Enjoy the local acoustic music scene along Oregon’s Central Coast. 

 

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Taj Richardson

Meet Taj Richardson: I have lived on the Oregon Coast since 1994. I graduated from Nestucca High School in 1996. After several years in college and traveling, I made my way to Lincoln City in 2003. I ....

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