Waldport and Yachats are blessed with natural beauty, from the crashing waves of the Oregon Coast to the verdant forests of the Siuslaw National Forest. And there’s plenty for families to do together in this special place. Here are just a few ideas:
Hop on a bike.
Green Bike Co-Op is a community bike program that provides free bike rentals for anyone in the town of Waldport. Park the car and enjoy peddling around this quaint coastal town.
Explore tide pools and comb the beach for treasures.
Seal Rock State Wayside has large off-shore rock formations which are home to seals, sea lions, sea birds, and other marine life. The wayside includes interesting tide pools, as well as excellent ocean views, and a sandy beach.
Go Picnicking in Driftwood Beach State Wayside
Driftwood Beach State Wayside provides access to the ocean and picnic facilities scattered among the shore pine. The area offers a wide, flat, sandy beach, perfect for beach combing and enjoying beautiful sunsets. Parking lot is currently closed.
Check out Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Cape Perpetua scenic area is a large forested headland located 2 miles from Yachats. It is part of the Siuslaw National Forest offering lush, green trails, and majestic headlands. There is a visitor center that offers a phenomenal view of the Pacific Ocean. Cape Perpetua offers lots of great adventures and activities for families, including a mobile app to help explore the coastal forest. Ranger-led programs and guided walks are available throughout the year, including winter and spring whale watching events.
Go Hiking on the Crestline Park Woodland Trail
Located in the center of Waldport, the Crestline Park Woodland Trail takes you on a journey through pristine forest and coastal habitat. The trail is a 1.6 mile, lightly trafficked, out and back loop that features a river and is good for all skill levels. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on leash.
Discover and explore at one of the nation’s top aquariums.
An icon of Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium offers educational programs and impressive exhibits highlighting marine mammals, fishes, seabirds, invertebrates, and plants primarily native to the Oregon Coast.
No matter what you choose to do, Waldport and Yachats is the perfect place for a family vacation. So come and enjoy all that this special place has to offer! Check out our Waldport and Yachats vacation rental collection online or give us a call!