45 miles south of Lincoln City, nestled between the lush forested mountains of the Coast Range and rhythmic waves of the Pacific surf, the little village of Yachats opens a window to the environment. It is the ideal place for a peaceful retreat, outdoor adventures, recreation and romance.
Home to four artist-owned galleries and a summer art school, GreenHouse MarketPlace is a creative enclave of stand-alone buildings with a united focus on art. Earthworks Gallery, features established Northwest artists, with an emphasis on contemporary paintings, jewelry and handcrafted wood furniture. Wave Gallery showcases coastal living photographs.
Touchstone Gallery is host to over 100 Oregon artists and sells an array of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, baskets and sculpture. Don’t miss the wall of original art cards. At Dancing Dogs Pottery & Art, you’ll find paintings, porcelain and stoneware ceramics and one-of-a-kind jewelry assemblages. And, in a cozy studio tucked behind the galleries, Bloom! offers seasonal art workshops.
Little Log Church & Museum
Houses a rich treasure of local historical artifacts as well as contemporary works on loan as exhibits. It is still regularly used for weddings, memorials, and special events in addition to fine arts exhibits. Learn about the Little Log Church & Museum
Towering trees looming through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands offering clear views for miles. It all awaits you at the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Located three miles south of Yachats, this coastal wonderland – where the forest meets the sea – captivates locals and visitors alike.
You’ll discover tide pools, churns and spouting horns. Take a hike on one of the many trails and make sure to stop by the visitor center to take in one of the most dramatic views along the Oregon Coast. Learn about Cape Perpetua
Heceta Head Lighthouse
The lighthouse and state scenic viewpoint are among the most popular photo ops on the Oregon Coast. Perched on a breathtaking bluff 150 feet above the ocean, Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most-visited lighthouses in the United States. This working lighthouse is the brightest light on the coast, casting its beam some 21 miles off to sea. Tours are available 7 days a week, weather and staff permitting. Day-use parking permits are required year round. Learn about Heceta Head Lighthouse
Sea Lion Caves
Just 14 miles south of Yachats awaits one of the most popular destinations on the Oregon Coast. Sea Lion Caves is America’s largest sea cave and the year-round home of the Steller sea lion. Winter months will usually find hundreds of sea lions in the Cave and when spring arrives, breeding and birthing time, the sea lions will move from the Cave to the rookery areas. As a bonus, you’ll also get a great view of Heceta Head Lighthouse. Learn about Sea Lion Caves
Ona Restaurant and Lounge
131 Hwy 101 N, Yachats • 541-547-6627 • Website
Luna Sea Fish House
153 NW Hwy 101, Yachats • 541-547-4794 • Website
220 Hwy 101 N • 541-547-3077 • Website