Brookings-Harbor

oregon's banana belt

Brookings and Harbor are two communities on either side of the Chetco River, united by their shared port. Found within a unique “banana belt” near the Southern Oregon border, warm weather and rugged beauty are all around.

The temperatures around Brookings are so significantly warmer than other towns nearby that meteorologists named the phenomena — the “Chetco Effect”. It can be 20°F warmer in Brookings-Harbor than nearby areas, and temperatures in the middle of winter can sit comfortably in the mid-60’s. Because of this favorable weather local parks and gardens abound with seasonal azaleas and rhododendrons. The northernmost Redwood groves make their home here and the area is also known as the Easter Lily capital of the world. A short drive to the north of Brookings while traveling on Highway 101 brings you to the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, a 12-mile odyssey of one stunning view after another with beaches and hiking trails to explore.

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Jack’s Guide Service

Jack Hanson has been professionally guiding for salmon, trout and steelhead throughout Northern California and Coastal Oregon for the over twenty years. He thoroughly enjoy his occupation and truly believes he’s one of the hardest working river guides in the...

Brookings, OR

541-469-9223
Email us (jack[at]jacksguideservice[dot]com)

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Beachfront Gifts

Beachfront Gifts in Brookings is a wonderful place to find unique gifts, crafts and t-shirts.

16011 Boat Basin Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-8025

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Travis Sallander Fishing Guide

16705 Thompson Rd
Brookings, OR

(541) 251-3771
Email us (fishonrod[at]charter[dot]net)

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Sweetly British

Sweetly British carries various british import products including british food, gifts, treats and so much more. 

16209 W Hoffeldt Lane
Brookings, OR

541-508-6204

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Brookings Welcome Center

Located at the Crissey Field State Recreation Site Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every day Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please call ahead to confirm welcome center is open as hours are subject to change.

14433 US Highway 101 South
Brookings, OR

541-469-4117
Email us (brookingswc[at]traveloregon[dot]com)

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Scream N Reelz Guide Service

Enjoy a guided fishing experience in Southern Oregon with Scream N Reelz Guide Service.

Brookings, OR

541-254-4378
Email us (Nat[at]screamnreelz[dot]com)

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Bud Cross Park

Bud Cross Park is Brookings’ major athletic park, featuring a seasonal municipal swimming pool, skate park, two baseball fields, four tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Brookings, OR
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Fishawk River Co

Fishing Guide Services for Northern California and Southern Oregon. River and Ocean charters.

PO Box 1954
Brookings, OR

(541) 661-0031
Email us (52selway[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Brookings Fishing Charters

Brookings, Oregon, is home to the best king salmon fishing on the Oregon Coast and Brookings Fishing Charters has a well-earned reputation of being one of the premier charter boat companies in the Northwest targeting the hard-fighting, great-eating Chinook Salmon...

Brookings, OR

(541) 813-1082
Email us (wildriversfishing[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Secret Beach

Find the trail entrance to Secret Beach about 1/3 mile south of milepost 345 on U.S. 101 in Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor. There is a small gravel parking area that leads to the 3/4 mile trail down to...

Brookings, OR
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The Market Place

In business for over 20 years, The Market Place offers whimsical nautical, pirate themed and other unique antiques and gifts.  You’ll find real authentic ships salvage from Japanese glass floats, anchors, bilge pumps, antique trunks, ships wheels, real brass portholes,...

668 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)469-9753

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Steven P Huber Guide Service

Enjoy a guided drift boat or jet boat fishing trip on the rivers of Southern Oregon. From beginner to expert, your guide Steve Huber will make sure your trip is an adventure to remember.

Brookings, OR

530-623-1918
Email us (steve[at]stevehuberguideservice[dot]com)

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Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

Physical: 898 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR
Mail:
Brookings, OR

541-469-1103
Email us (lziemer[at]brookings[dot]or[dot]us)

Travel Curry Coast

Physical: 94235 Moore Street
Gold Beach, OR
Mail: Suite 122
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 247-3222

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

7 Great Stops for Fish and Chips on the Southern Oregon Coast

A heaping basket of perfectly fried pieces of light, flaky fish with a side of crunchy fries or fresh coleslaw? Yes, please. It tastes even better with waterfront views and knowing your order supports local fishing families on the Southern Oregon Coast. On your next trip, try some of these seven spots, each offering a classic coastal experience. Ask what’s fresh that day and you might even get a story about where and how the fish was caught.

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From Azaleas to Pirates, Festivals Spell Fun on the Southern Oregon Coast

With built-in entertainment, local eats and a unique link to the area, a local festival can be the perfect centerpiece for your next getaway. In Curry County on Oregon’s South Coast, you’ll find festivals celebrating everything from pirates to fungi, plus colorful displays of floral bloom or literally millions of holiday lights. Here’s a rundown of the best festivals on the Southern Oregon Coast to add to your calendar.

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South Coast Kayaking 101

Along with the allure of the broad blue Pacific, water comes in many forms on the South Coast, from hidden coves and serene sloughs to wild rivers flowing through coastal forests. A nimble kayak gives you an immersive way to experience it all.

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3 Spring Break Trips on the South Coast

Take the whole family on a trip this spring break along the rugged shorelines of Oregon's Southern Coast. Historic towns like Coos Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings are perfect base camps to settle in and explore. Take your time and discover why families love this corner of the state in the springtime. Here are some of our favorite uncrowded beaches, places to see migrating whales, and mile after mile of breathtaking dune and forest adventures.

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Warm and Cozy Eateries with Fireplaces

After a brisk winter stroll on the beach nothing hits the spot like a roaring fire, especially if there’s something tasty to nibble or sip as you settle in for some quality time with family or friends. From cozy cafes to upscale dining, we’ve rounded up a list of inviting places to revive and refresh on Oregon’s South Coast.

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The Science and Safety of Storm Watching

Experience the Power and Beauty of Coastal Storms on the Southern Oregon Coast Coastal storms are truly fascinating! In winter, the Southern Oregon Coast becomes a magnet for visitors eager to witness the aggressive power of nature. The relentless forces...

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Featured Dining

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Chetco Brewing Company

You must visit Chetco Brewing Company, a warm and welcoming community hub located in downtown Brookings, Oregon. Brewer Mike and wife Alex opened Chetco in their garage with just an 8 gallon kettle in April 2013. They sold 29 barrels...

830 Railroad Street
Brookings, OR

541-611-5347
Email us (BigAl[at]ChetcoBrew[dot]com)

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Yumberry Bowl

Craving a healthy alternative to fast food?  Yumberry Bowl has the tastiest blends of superfoods to curb your sweet tooth and nourish your body.  Dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan, artificial additives free and gluten-less options makes Yumberry Bowl the...

16261 US 101
Brookings, OR

541-813-1633
Email us (brookingsyumberrybowl[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Zola’s on the Water

Located on the Oregon Coast just off Highway 101, Zola’s on the Water serves up fire oven cooked pizza, delicious breadsticks with any topping and ridiculous wings (they sauce them after cooking them). The menu also includes fresh salads, sandwiches,...

16374 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

541-412-7100

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Off the Wagon Food Truck

Located outside of Chetco Brewing Company, Off the Wagon Food Truck serves hand-crafted vegan fare made with love. Their food is always fresh and ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible. 

830 Railroad Street
Brookings, OR

541-661-5347

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Oxenfre Public House

Oxenfrē Public House is a place for all to feel comfortable and enjoy dinner, made from scratch cocktails, gastro-grub and live music.

631 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

541-813-1985
Email us (oxenpub[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Wild River Pizza

Wild River Pizza serves gourmet pizza, pressure-cooked chicken, and delicious sandwiches on home-made bread straight from their counter, near the always fresh and well-stocked salad bar. Gorgeous sunset views can be seen from the dining area, which is furnished with...

16279 US 101
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7454

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Cazadores Mexican Restaurant

Cazadores Mexican Restaurant specializes in traditional Mexican fare in Brookings.  

16218 Lower Harbor Rd
Brookings, OR

(541)813-2632

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Fat Cat Pizza

Fat Cat Pizza is locally owned and operated, offering up delicious pizza in a fun atmosphere.

16261 US Hwy 101
Brookings, OR

541-469-8400

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Chan’s Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Brookings Harbor Marina, Chan’s has been serving the Southern Oregon Coast’s favorite Chinese cuisine for over a quarter of a decade. A warm inviting home town feeling awaits you at Chan’s while you...

16389 Lower Harbor Rd.
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7013
Email us (info[at]chanschinesefood[dot]com)

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Beachfront Bistro

Beachfront Bistro specializes in steaks and seafood in a lovely setting with views of the Pacific Ocean.

16011 Boat Basin Road
Brookings, OR

541-813-2524

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Superfly Distilling Company and Restaurant

Potato vodka is smooth, with a sweet and subtle finish. This combined with the water in Brookings Oregon makes Superfly truly amazing. There’s no charcoal filtering Superfly vodka, and it’s not distilled a thousand times. It’s not needed. You’ll be...

623 Memory Lane
Brookings, OR

541-373-0348
Email us (info[at]superflybooze[dot]com)

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The Fairway Cafe at Salmon Run

Open daily for breakfast and lunch, The Fairway Cafe partners with local vendors to offer guests homemade food in a welcoming environment. They also have grab and go options available. Stop by for a meal and enjoy the patio.

99040 South Bank Chetco River Rd.
Brookings, OR

541-469-4888

Featured Lodging

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Pacific Sunset Inn

Centrally located on US Hwy 101. Our motel is in close proximity to Chetco River, Pacific Ocean beaches, many parks, shopping and restaurants. It is even close to the Redwood National Forest in Northern California, a 30 minute drive from...

1144 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-2141
Email us (pacificsunsetinn[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Sea Bird RV Park

Sea Bird RV Park is located on highway 101, just south of the Chetco River Bridge in Brookings, Oregon. The quaint park is encircled by trees making it very quiet and private. Located within walking distance to the Brookings harbor,...

16429 Hwy. 101 S.
Brookings, OR

541.469.3512
Email us (admin[at]seabirdrv[dot]com)

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Toby’s Crab Shack

Toby’s Crab Shack is a little piece of heaven right on the ocean in Brookings, Oregon – the banana belt of Oregon due to the unusually nice weather compared to the rest of the coast. Please note the icon on...

17744 Hwy 101 N. E-216
Brookings, OR

541-891-5701

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Portside Suites

The ambiance in each of our suites lets you know you are some place special. Designed with quality and comfort in mind, our hotel suites have everything you need for that romantic getaway or peaceful retreat. Luxurious beds and extra...

16220 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7100
Email us (virginia[at]destinationbrookings[dot]com)

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Brookings A Wave From It All

Perfect for couples, families or friends, this elegant yet cozy beach home sleeps six.

14618 Wollam Rd
Brookings, OR

707-337-0052
Email us (BrookingsAWaveFromItAll[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Chetco RV Park

When looking for an long-term RV Park on the Southern Oregon Coast, consider Chetco RV Park, located in Brookings Oregon. Come and relax with in one of the most beautiful areas on the Southern Coast of Oregon.

16117 Hwy. 101 S.
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-3863
Email us (info[at]chetcorvpark[dot]com)

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Portside RV Park

Snuggled into an almost hidden canyon, Portside RV Park overlooks the scenic Chetco River, bustling marinas and the majestic Pacific Ocean. Beautiful weather, boating and stunning sunsets make this park your ideal get-away.

16219 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-6616
Email us (mgr[at]portsiderv[dot]com)

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Beachfront Inn

Discover the Beachfront Inn, Brookings, Oregon’s only hotel located on the sands of the Pacific Ocean. The friendly staff and clean comfortable rooms will entice any guest to stay just a bit longer. Hotel guests will enjoy being within walking...

16008 Boat Basin Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7779

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Brigadune Beach House

The Brigadune Beach House -one of the loosely sprinkled upscale beach homes of a 7 mile long, sandy stretch of Oregon Coast. Located close to the town of Gold Beach and a mile north of the mouth of the famous...

30550 Old Coast Rd
Brookings, OR
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Ocean Mist Beach House

Let the Ocean Mist Beach House and Guest Cottage be your Oregon Coast sanctuary. This beautifully crafted beach house retreat will make you never want to leave. Sit for hours and watch the ocean roar by the fireplace or walk...

98672 Fox Drive
Brookings, OR
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Sea Breeze Artist Bungalow

Ocean sounds and sunlight fill my clean and comfy 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 50’s bungalow. Art from local artists is displayed throughout. Pet friendly fenced yard with preapproval, seasonal treats from my garden and chickens. High speed Internet with basic...

15941 Short Way
Brookings, OR
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Coastal Studio

After a long day of adventure, come back and cozy up in this peaceful getaway. This studio offers comfort and privacy while still being close to beaches, hiking trails & all the coast has to offer. We have rescue ducks...

16118 W Hoffeldt Ln
Brookings, OR

Events in Brookings-Harbor

Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2024

Live Music at Travel Oregon Welcome Center in Brookings

Brookings, OR
Aug 3 - Aug 4, 2024

Art on the Coast Festival

Brookings, OR
Aug 9 - Aug 11, 2024

Pirates of the Pacific Festival

Brookings, OR
Aug 15 - Aug 18, 2024

Wild Rivers Film Festival

Brookings, OR
Nov 9 - Nov 10, 2024

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

Brookings, OR
Nov 29, 2024

Nature’s Coastal Holiday Festival of Lights

Brookings, OR
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