Things to Do in Brookings, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Semi Aquatic Gallery

Semi Aquatic is artist Spencer Reynold’s retail space located in the heart of downtown Brookings, Oregon. The shop features Spencer’s paintings, prints, cards and clothing, as well as a carefully curated collection of hand-crafted and locally made gifts and home...

654 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR

503-504-2861
Email us (spence[at]artandsurf[dot]com)

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Oregon Redwoods Trail #1107

This hiking trail, which starts on the Oregon Redwoods Barrier Free Trail #1106 along Peavine Ridge in the Winchuck River drainage, loops down to the west into upper Moser Creek drainage to access a grove of majestic old-growth redwood trees....

Brookings, OR
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Brookings Welcome Center

Located at the Crissey Field State Recreation Site Hours: Friday-Monday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and *Thursday. *Exception:Open on Thursday, Dec 28th, for OPRD’s Whale Watch Week. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please call ahead...

14433 US Highway 101 South
Brookings, OR

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

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Aunt Laurie’s Sweets

Once you try crack corn, a handful is not enough. Come check out Aunt Laurie’s Sweets new store in Brookings Harbor.

16372 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

833-579-3387
Email us (auntlauriesweets[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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Mario Arguilles

If you enjoy sport fishing with light tackle for trophy salmon and steelhead then come along with us for the trip of a lifetime. During the months of August, September, October, November, December and January the Klamath river is one...

18116 Rainbow Rock Rd
Brookings, OR

(805) 878-6061
Email us (mario[at]fishmario[dot]com)

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Winchuck State Recreation Site

Winchuck provides a parking area and access to the Winchuck River and ocean beach for fishing, exploring, clamming, strolling, photographing seascapes and observing marine life. There is a multi-agency effort to restore a 1.2-acre estuary at the mouth of the...

Brookings, OR

541-469-2021

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The Science of Sand

Next to majestic sea stacks and awe-inspiring surf, sand might not be the most obvious marvel of the Oregon Coast. Without those humble little granules, though, there would be no sandcastles, no writing your name on the beach and no sinking your toes into warm softness on a dune hike. Here’s a crash course on how sand comes and goes, who lives in this special habitat, and how we can help protect it.
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Ship Watching in Astoria

Most visitors to Astoria arrive from the east or south. It’s the most northwestern city in Oregon, after all, situated on the south bank of the Columbia River where it meets the roiling Pacific Ocean. But a few special visitors to Astoria actually arrive from the west, and some of them haven’t seen land in nearly two weeks.
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5 Winter Forest Walks on the Oregon Coast

There is something invigorating about a walk through a coastal Oregon forest at the start of the new year — swollen creeks and thundering falls; deep, mossy greens; towering, swaying trees. Underfoot could be banana slugs, newts and mushrooms; above, the occasional bald eagle or osprey sailing by. One can’t help but be energized and refreshed, ready to embark on another year with a new commitment to getting out amidst all the splendor this corner of the world has to offer.
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Snuggle Up With a Great Book on the Coast

Short days and crisp weather create the perfect environment for cozying up with a good book, and the Oregon Coast is a great place to do it. We asked Charlie J. Stephens — owner of Port Orford’s Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center — for their recommendations of what and where to read on the Coast this winter. Here are some favorites to check out on your next coastal vacation.
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Tide Pooling With an Expert at Cape Perpetua

Discover the wild and wonderful world of Oregon’s intertidal zones. Full of mystery, the intertidal zone on the Oregon Coast is brimming with colorful marine life. During low tide, a captivating cosmos is revealed — guides can help you explore...
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Hike and Chill on the Oregon Coast Trail

Pair your next epic adventure with a scoop of locally crafted ice cream. Ocean vistas appear just around the bend along the rugged Oregon Coast Trail, which spans the mouth of the Columbia River in the north and the state...
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Events on the Oregon Coast

March 16, 2024

Harbor Game Con

800 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR
May 24, 2024

85th Annual Azalea Festival

Brookings, OR
November 2, 2024 - November 3, 2024

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

Brookings, OR
November 29, 2024

Nature’s Coastal Holiday Festival of Lights

640 Old Country Road
Brookings, OR

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