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Patsee Parker

Known for her landscape and seascape paintings depicting scenes from the Pacific Northwest, Patsee Parker has been painting professionally for almost fifty years. From her studio and gallery in Waldport, Parker has found inspiration among the sand and waves of the Pacific Ocean. Her gallery showcasing her painting and collages, originally named The Paint Box […]

Oregon Coast Recreation Sites

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Open for day-use or overnight camping, the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is one of the most popular spots along the coast in the region (dogs need to be on a leash here). The Cape Perpetua Visitor’s Center is open seven days a week, and has information, books and staff available to answer […]

Tide pools

Yachats has an abundance of tide pools that are home to an array of aquatic critters, including giant green anemones, ochre sea stars, purple sea urchins and more. The Overleaf Lodge & Spa is within a short distance of beaches known for tide pools rich in diverse aquatic life.

For the best chance of finding tide […]

Whale Watching

Whale watching draws people from all over the world to Yachats. Gray whales travel along the coast year-round. Some months, however, are better for viewing than others.

Winter (December through January) is the best time to see gray whales. Approximately 20,000 whales migrate south to the warm water of Baja Mexico where they breed each year. […]

Jeff McKay

My girlfriend and I had never been to the Pacific Northwest. So, for her birthday, we decided to drive from Seattle to San Francisco down the 101 - it was truly a trip of a lifetime. We spent her Birthday at the Overleaf and could not have asked for a better experience. I called ahead and notified the front desk of the special event, and asked if they offered any special accommodations. The receptionist couldn't give me an answer at that moment, but said she'd work on it. When we got to our room, there were flowers and complimentary wine glasses. Thank you Overleaf! You made our trip all that more special, we will absolutely be back!

Location: Overleaf Lodge


Eleven historic and current lighthouses line the majestic Oregon coastline. Take a tour, reach the top and learn about their haunted pasts, or simply view their solitary beauty against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. While some are private residences or are not accessible, seven are open to the public throughout the year. Three lighthouses […]


Digging clams is a year round sport at Alsea Bay, and it’s an activity that anyone can try their luck at. All you need is a shovel, a bucket and a tall pair of rubber boots and you can start digging for a variety of clams that are found on the beaches near Yachats. Alsea […]


Located just seven miles north of the Overleaf Lodge & Spa, Alsea Bay is one of Oregon’s best locations for crabbing. Recreational crabbing is open year round, with the best hauls caught during the winter.

Please remember that Oregon requires licenses for crab hunting. You can find more information about what you need for the license, […]