The splendor of the Oregon Coast is just outside your door when you stay at Fireside Motel, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to get out and adventure to some of the other wonders the Yachats area has to offer.

Whether you’re in the mood for horseback riding, a picturesque hike, or some other outdoor adventure, Yachats and the surrounding area has it for you!

Newport Kayak Tours

“The perfect adventure for your family vacation at the Oregon Coast. Our guided kayak tours offer an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife, fishing community, and landmarks of Yaquina Bay and the Newport Bayfront. No experience is necessary. Available for ages 6 and up (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult).

Our passionate, certified guides will introduce you to the fishing fleet that brings in more fresh seafood than any other port on the West Coast. Wildlife, including sea lions, harbor seals, eagles, and so much more await you during this unique two-hour kayak trip that is perfect for singles, couples, groups, and families.

Our 2-hour tours run from Tuesday through Sunday during the summer – starting at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm. Whether you want to go for a quiet morning paddle or watch the sun set behind the historic Yaquina Bay bridge, we’ll help you craft an unforgettable trip.

Our tours launch from the  located at Port Dock 7 in Newport, Oregon. Please plan on arriving 20 minutes before your scheduled tour to maximize your time on the water. We look forward to taking you on a memorable adventure during your next vacation to Newport and the Oregon Coast.” For more information visit Oregon Boating Foundation.

-Oregon Boating Foundation


Stroll the historic 804 Trail right outside your room at Overleaf Lodge & Spa. Explore Cape Perpetua, find hidden walking trails, tidepools, spouting horns and more. Or, discover Cook’s Chasm, Devil’s Churn, the Giant Spruce Tree and the viewpoint at the top of the cape. Any of the spectacular trails nearby are sure to satisfy your need for nature immersion. Whether intense or leisurely, you can’t go wrong with with one of our local hikes.

Find out more here.

Giant-Dune-Buggy-Sandland AdventuresDune Buggies & Go-Karts

Located just 30 miles south of Yachats, you can experience the natural wonder of the sand dunes with a dune buggy ride! Choose a tour or opt for a more “exhilarating” experience with a professional driver. Or, enjoy bumping and splashing on Bumper Boats, racing on the Grand Prix style Go-Kart track, playing the Miniature Golf Course or taking a ride on the Cloverline Railroad. For more information visit Sandland Adventures website.

Riding Horseback on CoastHorseback Riding

Just a few miles south of Overleaf Lodge & Spa, C & M Stables offers beach rides, dune trail rides, sunset rides, and coast range rides. Rides range from one hour to a full day. Book your horseback riding adventure by visiting C & M Stables’ website.