Yachats (pronounced Ya-hots) is a small, picturesque Oregon Coast town that is popular with weekenders and vacationers. There are a variety of rentals with ocean views near tide pools and beaches. There is a lot of housing on the ocean which makes it popular with those that live or summer here. Yachats is about an hour’s drive from Umpqua River Haven, just north past Florence.
Friday and Saturday, Sept 9th and 10th, is the annual Fall Blues and Show & Shine, “Where Hot Rods, Fun, and Blues meet the Beach!” Dazzling classic cars are parked next to the sparkling ocean for your viewing. Saturday afternoon, the Rose City Rats will be singing the blues in the warm sunshine. Saturday night, don your dancing shoes for an evening with the Purple Cats wailing the blues!
In between the cars, the music, and the dancing are a variety of events like the Fun Filled Spirit Race Tracks, the legendary pancake toss breakfast and more. Plus there is time to stroll into town for shopping and great eating. We like LeRoy’s Blue Whale restaurant for casual dining and great food! The service is great, too. There’s a raffle drawing you can participate in and don’t forget to hang around for the awards ceremony Sunday morning.
Of course, there are also the tide pools and beach! Both are great places to explore. Grab your tide table and hit the pools at low tide to discover all of the ocean creatures that live there. Take a relaxing walk on the beach. You might spot a sea lion (the caves aren’t very far south) or even a whale. There is a pod of whales that live at Depot Bay which is not too far north of here and they feed all up and down the coast. It is always fun to discover what the ocean shores have to offer.
There are a few motels in Yachats and we can guide you to them. However, if you bring your RV you can stay with us at Umpqua River Haven (www.umpquahaven.com). It’s an easy drive up and back to your own home in our very quiet, serene and beautiful setting for a great night’s sleep!