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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Alfred A. Loeb State Park

 Your first impression of Loeb may well be the fresh scent of the myrtlewood forest … a crisp, eucalyptus-like fragrance. The park is nestled in a grove of these lovely trees, many of which are well over 200 years old....

Brookings, OR

541-469-2021

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Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

This corridor is a 12-mile, forested linear park with a rugged, steep coastline interrupted by small sand beaches. This park was named in honor of Samuel H. Boardman, the first Oregon Parks superintendent. He and others of his generation felt...

Brookings, OR

800-551-6949

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Salmon Run Golf Course

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Salmon Run offers a course for every skill level. Designed by Troy Claveran, Salmon Run is an 18-hole par 71 championship course with four sets of tees that stretch from 5,433 yards to over 6,400...

99040 South Bank Chetco River Rd.
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-4888

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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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StateLine Sportfishing

StateLine SportFishing has been the dream of Captain Rich for over 30 years. Captain Rich grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and would spend his summers in Dunsmuir, CA fishing the nearby rivers with his grandfather. As a...

Brookings, OR

707-628-8643
Email us (richdebsig[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Great Mountain Biking on the Oregon Coast

Imagine carving a graceful turn as the smell of salt air fills your nostrils. Or dropping in to a perfect break with no one in sight. No, we’re not talking surfing here — this is mountain biking on the Oregon Coast. Over the past decade, new trail systems have been popping up along the Coast and might just be the state’s best-kept secret for mountain biking enthusiasts.
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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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Events on the Oregon Coast

August 3, 2024 - August 4, 2024

Art on the Coast Festival

Port of Brookings Harbor
Brookings, OR
August 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024

Pirates of the Pacific Festival

16330 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR
August 15, 2024 - August 18, 2024

Wild Rivers Film Festival

Brookings, OR
November 9, 2024 - November 10, 2024

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

Brookings, OR

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