Things To Do in Yachats, Oregon
Take in the natural beauty surrounding this small coastal town in Oregon. You can’t go wrong when you visit these gorgeous places.
Although a little touristy, the Cape Perpetua Scenic area is a must go destination in Yachats and is just situated just south of the town. Enjoy the beautiful views of the coastline. Wander down the many scenic paths and hiking trails. Learn about the construction of the West Shelter observation point in 1933. Maybe even catch sight of a whale.
About two miles south of Cape Perpetua is the Strawberry Hill State Wayside. There’s a little parking lot where you can gain access to some grand tide pools. On the rocks just offshore, you can also watch a herd of harbor seals that call this home. The 20-mile stretch of coastline running from Cape Perpetua to Sea Lion Cape is among the wildest there is, though even here houses have a way of springing up.
Fisher School Bridge
This bridge is hidden deep within the mountains of the Coast Range. It’s not that hard to find – just head off OR 34 onto Five Rivers Road for nine twisty, but paved miles. The name comes from the nearby Fisher School which you can see on the other side of the concrete bridge.
Heceta Head Lighthouse
The Heceta Head Lighthouse is an impressive sight. Even more impressive are the brilliant flashes of light which emanate from the lighthouse every ten seconds – a one million candle power beacon which can be seen as far as 21 miles out to sea.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Yachats.