Oregon February 06, 2018
This One Small Oregon Town Has More Outdoor Attractions Than Any Other Place In The State
As one of the most picturesque small towns in Oregon, there’s plenty to love about Yachats. Nicknamed “the gem of the Oregon Coast”, this charming coastal community has an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor attractions. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite outdoor activities that you can enjoy during a visit to Yachats.
Located on the Central Oregon Coast, the small town of Yachats (population 742), is a magical destination where you can experience stunning natural beauty year-round.
No trip to Yachats is complete without exploring Cape Perpetua. Considered to be the highest point on the Oregon Coast, this beautiful area is located three miles south of town.
From awe-inspiring lookouts and hiking trails to stunning coastal beauty, this area is downright fascinating to explore. Make sure to check out Cook's Chasm and the Spouting Horn blowhole, two of the nearby natural wonders.
One of the most impressive natural wonders in the area is Thor's Well. This unique rock formation is a deep well that was naturally formed in the shoreline. Every now and then, the sea water spits back out dramatically, spraying high into the air.
Yachats is also a tide pooling paradise. You can stop by Yachats State Park, Devil's Churn, or Cape Perpetua to observe sea life up close.
Discover exotic plants, old-growth trees, and stunning flowers at the beautiful Gerdemann Botanic Preserve. This 3.5-acre garden was planted by Jim and Janice Gerdemann in 1981 on the edge of the Siuslaw National Forest. It's located at 2222 Hwy. 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498.
It's hard to imagine a hike as breathtakingly beautiful as the 804 Trail. This easy bucket list-worthy path winds past the shoreline, just above the rocky beaches.
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From top to bottom, Yachats is truly a spectacular destination filled with a plethora of exciting outdoor attractions the whole family will love.
What other adventures around Yachats have you taken? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
For more must-visit towns in the Beaver State, check out our previous article:
The 10 Best Little Food Towns In Oregon You Need To Explore Before They Get Too Popular.