The town of Yachats, pronounced YAH-hots, means “Dark water at the foot of the mountain”. The “Gem of the Oregon Coast” and it’s also known as home of the world’s largest ocean. Being located in the central coast of Oregon it is rich with plant, animal and marine life.
Yachats is diverse in many ways with its wonderful community of quirky, artistic, and friendly people.
Yachats is a great place for the avid rock hound. In the winter months with its great storms, many agates are washed up from the ocean and from the rivers within the area.
Cape Perpetua, http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/recarea/?recid=42265 just south of Yachats is a great place to hike, watch for whales and to explore tide pools.
The temperature is like perpetual Spring, 40-60 degrees year-round.
For more information about Yachats and a list of accommodations, dining, events, etc. check out the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce website and download a free brochure. www.yachats.org.