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Shell Middens

Long before European settlers gazed upon these shores, American Indians had lived here for thousands of years.

Hiking Trails at Cape Perpetua

It took a handful of visits to Cape Perpetua for me to realize the depth of opportunities that this fantastic place offers.

Walk with Drew on the 804 Trail

Perhaps you’ve been on a walk with Drew Roslund, one of the owners of Overleaf Lodge and Fireside Motel. For years, he’s captivated visitors by sharing his extensive knowledge of the geology, history, plants and ecology of the Yachats area.

Smelt Sands State Park

Just a few yards south of the Overleaf Lodge and Fireside Motel, Smelt Sands State Park is a great place to spy a migrating gray whale, watch a storm approaching the shoreline, photograph a rainbow, or marvel at the sunset.

Carnivorous Plants

Situated south of Yachats and north of Florence, is the home of an unusual plant – the only carnivorous plant in the West Coast system.

The Brown Pelican

The return of the brown pelican to Yachats is a harbinger of summer. The brown pelican is the quintessential Oregon Coast bird, right up there with the gull.

Reasons to be Here Midweek

I walked to the Luna Sea Fish House in the heart of Yachats last Thursday. While I was reading the menu posted on the wall outside the main entrance, a staff member approached me and asked if he could take my order. Right there, outside. No line, no waiting.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport has been a vibrant member of the coastal community since 1992. A trusted resource for ocean education and conservation, it hosts 15,000+ sea creatures native to the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Coast Odyssey

Revisit your favorite spots on the Oregon Coast. Enjoy rainbows over the ocean, Heceta Head Lighthouse in the evening, and Sea Lion Caves. See the ocean spray as it crashes against the jagged cliffs, and the sea foam at Devil’s Churn at Cape Perpetua.

Pacific Sea Nettles

Pacific sea nettles are beautiful, photogenic and fascinating to watch as they move aimlessly through the water. Utterly different than humans, they appear to be living a carefree life.