Yachats, Oregon, known as The Gem of the Oregon Coast, is located midway between Newport and Florence in the middle of the Central Oregon Coast. The area is renowned for its healing energy.

First it’s not YAK-its or Yuh-chatz. It’s apparently Yuh-hotz, which means “dark water at the foot of the mountain” in the Siletz Native American language.

Yachats sits at the base of the Oregon Coast Range along the Pacific. It’s home to beautiful hotels, artist galleries and gift shops and hiking trails at gorgeous Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, the highest point of the Oregon Coast. More at the Yachats Virtual Tour, Map.