The off-season months (December through February) are simply a wonderful time of year to visit the Oregon coast – and during the off-season, you’re sure to find the lowest prices we offer all year! So whether you are a solo traveler and adventurer or in a relationship or would love to spend time with some special friends, we suggest you head to the coast to enjoy all of the beauty of Heceta Beach during this special time of year! It’ll give you a chance to be together and create special memories that will last a lifetime. From long, leisurely conversations around the fireplace to taking advantage of a sunny day and hiking the beautiful Oregon coast to watching gray whales migrate south, Fall and Winter activities that make for special memories are endless. In the event that there is a powerful storm system passing through, you’ll feel snug and safe within the Cottage, which was built to withstand hurricane-force winds, and has a charming 3rd floor loft with expansive ocean views that is ideal for storm and whale watching. We even provide high powered binoculars to help you get the most out of the view!
Upcoming Events on the Coast:
Christmas at Haceta Head Lightstation: December 9th-10th & 16th-17th
The Queen Ann style Keeper’s House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats, while listening to performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and there will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Lightstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. The parking fee is $5 or present your Oregon Coast Passport.
Yachats Annual Solstice Bonfire: December 21st
The Yachats Academy of Arts & Sciences hosts this annual community bonfire that offers music, sweet treats, and a warm welcome. Guests are invited to bring a percussion instrument as well as a piece of firewood to add to the bonfire.
Whale Watch Week: December 27th- 31st
There is no better time to come and see the whales as they migrate south for the winter. Trained volunteers at 24 “Whale Spoken Here” sites will help visitors spot gray whales during the winter migration.
We offer you warm and happy wishes for this upcoming holiday season, wherever you may be, and wish you safe and happy travels!
Rebecca Mandeville, Owner
Heceta Beach Vacation Cottage