Yachats
including Waldport & Seal Rock
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Between Seal Rock and Cape Perpetua lie the villages of Waldport and Yachats as well as 16 miles of unforgettable views and opportunities to park and walk to the water's edge. Seal Rock is an easy roadside stop for tidepooling, looking for seals and sea lions or a nice beach walk. Just south in Waldport, Alsea Bay is a great location to catch a dinner of crab, clams, salmon or steelhead, with public docks and gear rentals readily available. Visitors may also enjoy the Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center for more information about the historic span and occasional presentations. The small beach resort community of Yachats makes a great base for exploring the Central Oregon Coast including the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area just to the south. The 804 trail in Yachats is an oceanfront walking trail that parallels a rocky basalt shelf with tidepools and leads to a seven-mile stretch of beach to the north.

Top Sights & Recreation:
Cape Perpetua State Scenic Area
Cape Perpetua State Scenic Area
Enjoy spectacular highway wayside viewpoints or spend the day hiking through some of the area's 26 miles of trails through old-growth forest. The visitor center has information on nearby Devil's Churn, Cook's Chasm and Thor's Well.
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
The Heceta Head Lighthouse sits in an idyllic setting on a beautiful headland. The park features a pretty cove beach, a large picnic area and a half mile trail to the recently restored lighthouse. The viewpoint at the lighthouse is...[read more]
Seal Rock State Recreation Site
Seal Rock State Recreation Site
Seal Rock makes an easy stop for day use exploring. The wayside offers paths and viewpoints overlooking near shore rock formations that are habitat for seals, sea lions and sea bids. The stretch of sandy beach offers access to tidepool...[read more]
Yachats State Recreation Area
Easily accessed, you'll view the Yachats River as it meets the ocean. Explore tide pools, watch Gray Whales on migration, picnic and fish at this scenic beach area.
Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
Shore Pine gives way to beach access and picnic areas. Enjoy the day beach-combing and sunbathing or take in the sunset from this flat stretch of beach.
Yachats
including Waldport & Seal Rock