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The name of this town means “dark water at the foot of the mountain” in the Siletz language. In rough conditions here, the surf rushes into a gaping sinkhole and then shoots upwards with great force. This town has been voted both top 10 small coastal towns in its country as well as top 10 up-and-coming vacation destinations. In addition to the spectacular natural beauty in the area, visitors can enjoy world-class wine and craft beer tasting.
Where in the World is this Destination?
Yachats (pronounced “YAH-hots”) is nestled between the lush forested mountains of the Coast Range and the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean. Located three hours south of Portland, Yachats stands at the entrance of Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on the rugged Oregon Coast. Thor’s Well (also known as “Spouting Horn”) can be viewed by taking the Captain Cook trail from Cape Perpetua west. In addition to Thors Well, top sites to see in Yachats include Devils Churn, Neptune State Viewpoint, Smelt Sands Recreation Area and the Cape Cove Trailhead. Travel guru Arthur Frommer recently named Yachats, Oregon among his top ten favorite vacation destinations in the world.
Some of Celebrity's Alaska cruises have a port stop in Oregon and could be great opportunities to explore more of Oregon's beautiful coastline.