The Oregon Coast - A unique destination to explore.
Astounding vistas, rocky headlands, craggy rocks, rivers, forests, coastal dunes and miles of spectacular Pacific Coast shoreline await you on the Oregon Coast. From the picturesque town of Astoria to the little village of Yachats, the Oregon Coast takes you through bustling resort towns with carousels and quiet villages with old time ice cream parlors, all set on a wild and scenic coastline. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts are welcomed by 70 State Parks, the Oregon Dunes and some of the most diverse marine life in the world. Sit back and watch whales breaching along endless stretches of beach. If not storm-watching, find a quiet protected spot to sip sundowners with a brilliant sunset.
The native meaning “dark waters at the foot of the mountain” fits the description for this quiet resort village nestled between the forested mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Yachats is an arty and happening village, a village of festivals and live music. A village where you can relax, roam the streets by foot and sink into the relaxed and unhurried atmosphere it offers.
Sanddunes, Storms & Spouting Horns
Like many of the Oregon Coast villages, the outdoor activities are endless. Spend hours combing the beach for treasures, searching the tide pools for a glimpse of colourful marine life, exploring the many outdoor trails by foot or bike. The winter storms will have you mesmerized as you sit and watch the thunder clouds rolling in. The whales beckon you as they breach in the oceans within eyes reach. Watch the spouting horn at nearby Cook’s Chasm Turnout. Whale watching, bird watching, fishing, clamming, crabbing … the days are full of enjoyment as you explore this beautiful part of the Oregon Coast.
There is plenty to discover on the rest of this coastline. Hike, bike or simply stroll along the 26 miles of hiking trails at Cape Perpetua, amidst old rain forests with breathtaking views, tidepools, blow holes, whale watching, fungus finding and beach access. Just 13 miles south, as you make your way through forests along the coastline, you will discover Heceta Head Lighthouse, one of the most beautiful and most photographed lighthouses in the world. If you are looking for dunes to explore, or rent a dune buggy, the Oregon Dunes is nearby. The largest coastal dunes in the world stretching for more than 50 miles at 500 feet above sea level, here there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.
Yachats … the dark waters at the foot of the mountain.