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See the Wind Everywhere You Look

The next time you walk along the beach during your stay at the Overleaf Lodge & Spa in Yachats, take a moment to watch the wind in action. True, wind isn’t really visible in the obvious sense – not like the way we feel it and hear it.

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Pub Crawl—Yachats North, Yachats South

Oregon is a special place for those of us who love craft brews. Yachats, with points north in Newport and points south in Florence, is no exception! From craft beers to hard ciders, there’s something for everyone.

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Pride of the Pelicans

Walking along the 804 Trail, just outside of Overleaf Lodge and Spa, visitors are bound to see pelicans—so easy to identify with that familiar gular pouch at their necks.

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Top Picks for Seasonal Activities

While most of the traditional summertime festival events along the Oregon Coast will be on hold this year because of the pandemic, there are still plenty of things to do in Yachats and the surrounding areas in May, June and July.

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The Ocean in Glass

Blazing colors and fluid motion are at play in the luminous blown-glass artwork of Oregon-based artist Andy Nichols. With stunning abstract patterns and color, he creates striking trout and salmon, his artistic interpretation of Oregon’s coastal fish on their spawning journey.

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Massages at the Overleaf Spa

One of the best ways to practice self-care is by receiving regular therapeutic treatments, like massage therapy. The Overleaf Lodge & Spa is one of the best places on the Oregon Coast to get a massage.

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The Hobbit Trailhead

The Hobbit Trailhead, a few miles south of the Overleaf Lodge, is the starting point for three magical hiking adventures that live up to its delightful name.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heceta Head Lighthouse

Beloved Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most-visited lighthouses in the United States. It is a majestic structure, with white-washed walls and red roof, dramatically perched on the headland.

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The Best Spot on the West Coast

This seven-minute video, filmed just north of Cape Perpetua, features Oregon State University Distinguished Professor and former NOAA Chief Jane Lubchenco as she guides her grandchildren and us through tide pools filled with sea stars, anemones, hermit crabs and muscles.

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The Underwater World of Heceta Bank

This video, created by Oregon State University, explores the geological conditions that created an bank extending 35 miles offshore from Cape Perpetua.

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Thanksgiving in Yachats

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’ve contacted all the restaurants in Yachats to help us decide from which we will order our meal.