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May 18, 2017 - Yachats Picnic & Bridge

We visited the incredible little town of Yachats today. We enjoyed a picnic with awesome ocean views, right at the area where the Yachats River and the Pacific Ocean meet. Yachats (pronounced Ya-hots), is a small coastal community located approximately 30 miles south of Newport. Named one of the top ten “Coolest Small Towns of the U.S.A.” by Budget Travel and “U.S. up-and-coming vacation destinations” by VirtualTourist, as well as one of Arthur Frommer’s (of Frommer’s Travel Guides) ten favorite destinations in the world, Yachats is a...

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Jul 21, 2016 - Yachats - more coastal fun

We decided to leave Lincoln City around 9:30 and spend a good part of the day in Newport, which was on our way to our next stop in Yachats. We planned on parking the RV at the Hatfield Marine Science Center which I emailed some time ago to find out if they had room for us. Well, when we got there, we found a HUGE parking lot across the street for people with their boats… so nice long parking spaces which also worked well for the RV. We unhooked the car from the RV and headed into town for a late breakfast with Rocky happy as a clam in the...

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Jun 24, 2016 - Perpetua and the 804 and Newport

On Tuesday Tom and Carolann drove south on 101 all the way to Brookings near the California border. We were pleased when they returned and said that they had really enjoyed the scenery along the route. The 101 is one of our most favorite drives. Today the four of us took the Honda north to a couple of our favorite spots - Cape Perpetua and the 804 Trail in Yachats. We caught a clear, sunny day and found a gorgeous view at the top of Perpetua although the tide was out. We spent a half hour at the top and then descended for the short drive...

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Jul 6, 2015 - Too Much Of A Good Thing?

We've spent the past three weeks enjoying the Oregon coast. This week in Yachats has been the most spectacular...an oceanfront site, high-end RV park and a semi-private, dog-friendly beach. When we first arrived, we feared the weather would never cooperate. The wind howled with such force we could not sit outside and the blowing sand kept us from enjoying walks on the beach....along with being cold and damp. Fortunately, the last few days have been fantastic! The wind calmed to a pleasant breeze and the sun has broken through the coastal...

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Jun 6, 2015 - Life's a Beach

We arose at a more respectable hour this morning and had breakfast. We did a few housekeeping chores than went out to the beach and headed south with the wind to our backs. There are rock formations with tidal pools and Christine got some interesting photos of them. We eventually turned back into the wind and plodded home. The wind was quite strong and it took some effort to put one foot in front of the other. We got back to the trailer and had lunch. We had a lazy afternoon watching the waves and the campground activities. In the late...

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Jun 5, 2015 - Florence

We again slept late today. We will need to set our alarm even when we are not moving! We had breakfast and set off southwards towards Florence. We stopped at an overlook before Florence and admired the view. It was a bright sunny day over the land, but foggy just off the coast. We stopped at a glassblowing place and admired the work, but did not buy anything. We continued into Florence and found the historic old town. We parked and walked up and down the street lined with one-of-a-kind stores and art galleries. We saw unusual photos of the...

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Jun 4, 2015 - Newport and Back

We slept in this morning. We had wakened earlier, then fallen back to sleep. It was after 9 when we woke. I had a shower in the club house and we had breakfast then left for Newport. We drove directly there, going North, so we could stop at the viewpoints on our right as we returned south. At Newport we followed signs to "Historic Nye Beach". We found a parking lot and admired the view of the beach with a lighthouse in the distance. We walked into the main street of this portion of the town and looked at the shops. There was "Nana's Irish...

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Jun 3, 2015 - Lighthouse & Sealions

We had breakfast today and set about our tasks. Christine headed to the laundry and I tidied out our odds and ends looking for screws and anchors. Our over ambitious packing had loosened the frame in our wardrobe that hold the hangers and it had fallen off yesterday when we arrived here. I determined what we needed to buy, then washed the windows. When Christine returned we had lunch then set off south towards Florence. We stopped at Hecata Head Lighthouse and Christine waited by the beach and photographed it and the surf as it pounded the...

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Jun 2, 2015 - To Yachats in the Rain

The rain started last night and intensified as time passed. Christine did not sleep much, not just due to the rain, but we were parked beneath trees and they dripped on the roof at irregular intervals with a resounding thud. We had breakfast and unhooked in pouring rain. We got on our way as the rain continued. The drive was not too pleasant as the road was twisting and hilly. At times we climbed into dense fog which would dissipate as we descended, but the rain on the road made traction uncertain. The rain dissipated near Newport, and,...

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Jul 12, 2014 - Yachats

Our first two days in Florence were windy and that kept us from doing very much. We do have a nice view out the front window of the See Ya, but it is a mural on the wall of an RV storage building. One of Florence’s features is the old town section that is mostly small shops and restaurants. We caught dinner thereon our first night here and expect to visit at least once more before we leave. Old Town features a marina on the Siuslaw (sigh-you-slaw) River. When it was less windy yesterday we headed for nearby Heceta Beach. But when we got...

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Jun 9, 2014 - Yachats, Oregon

In 2007 Yachats, OR was named one of the 'Ten Coolest Small Towns of the USA by Budget Travel Magazine and one of ten up and coming vacation destinations by Virtualtourist. Either they employed Eric Cantor's polling company or the 620 residents of this .91 square mile town have a lot of influence. Our RV park is 6.5 miles south of Yachats with large and wide RV sites with a beckoning beach to the front of our site. A perfect spot to spend the sunny days outdoors, eating outside, strolling the beach and taking long walks. Perfect, except for...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Yachats, Oregon

We are in one of the most scenic areas of the Oregon Coast, named Yachats, about 70 miles north of Coos Bay. The beach we are parked next to is gorgeous, the only down side is the wind is non stop. It comes up about 9:00 AM everyday and apparently blows until September. Our little group is tough and will not let a little breeze slow us down. Or first day we went north to Newport, to see the town, visit Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and shop at a neat farmers market, and even attended a car show at the local Elks Club. We ended a good day with a...

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