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Top Choice Park in Yachats

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Located 3 miles south of Yachats, this volcanic remnant was sighted and named by England's Captain James Cook in 1778. Famous for dramatic rock formations and crashing surf, the area contains numerous trails that ex…
Northwestern US in Yachats

Ona

Yachats' most elegant restaurant, Ona has an upscale yet still casual atmosphere. Pasta, seafood and meats rule the mains, though there are also a few soups, salads and burgers. Happy hour runs 4pm to 6pm daily and …
American in Yachats

Drift Inn

Wood booths mean cozy dining at this very popular restaurant. A decent range of dishes meets everyone's needs: seven kinds of salads, plenty of seafood (such as crab ravioli), pasta, burgers, steaks, sandwiches and …
Cafe in Yachats

Green Salmon Coffee House

Organic and fair trade are big words at this eclectic cafe, where locals meet for tasty breakfast items (pastries, lox bagels, homemade oatmeal). The inventive list of hot beverages ranges from regular drip coffee t…
Lighthouse in Yachats

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Built in 1894 and towering precipitously above the churning ocean, this lighthouse, 13 miles south of Yachats on Hwy 101, is supremely photogenic and still functioning. Tours are available; hours may be erratic, esp…
American in Yachats

Adobe Resort

This upscale resort is worth visiting for its dining room alone, which has great ocean views and hearty breakfast dishes like apple-gingerbread griddlecakes.
Museum in Yachats

Little Log Church & Museum

In town, this museum displays historical items donated by local residents.
Cave in Yachats

Sea Lion Caves

Fifteen miles south of Yachats is an enormous sea grotto that's home to hundreds of Steller sea lions. An elevator descends 208ft to a dark interpretive area, and an observation window lets you watch the sea lions j…