Yachats & Waldport, OR Professional Review and Guide
"Yachats (yah-hots) is a corruption of the Chinook word yahuts, meaning “dark waters at the foot of the mountain,” which is certainly descriptive of this area where the Coast Range abuts the ocean in an unyielding tumult of relentless surf against basalt bastions. On a calm day it can be an exciting contest to witness; in stormy weather it is awesome. Consequently, this is a favorite stretch of coastline for watching winter storms. It is equally popular for hiking, biking, and auto touring in the summer. That more than fifteen motels serve such a small community should attest to the area’s importance as a resort destination.
The 22-mile trip with sixteen planned stops takes at least one hour, but you could easily devote a half day or more. This eTrail includes information on lodging, campgrounds, RV parks, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and outdoor activities near these coastal cities."