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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South Coast Tours LLC

South Coast Tours can take you on an adventure paddle in the Wild Rivers Coast estuaries and out into the Southern Oregon near shore ocean. Go fishing, wildlife viewing or just simply enjoy the experience of gliding across the waterways...

27436 Hunter Creek Rd
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 373-0487
Email us (dave[at]southcoasttours[dot]net)

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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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Semi Aquatic Gallery

Semi Aquatic is artist Spencer Reynolds’ 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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Brookings Welcome Center

The Crissey Field State Recreation Site, including the Welcome Center, has been temporarily closed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department until further notice. Visitors may call 800.547.7842 to request further information. For local information on the Brookings area, please...

14433 US Highway 101 South
Brookings, OR

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

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Charthouse Sportfishing

Six pack Charter offers year round fishing targeting Salmon, halibut and lingcod and provides all needed fishing gear. Charthouse Sportfishing id USCG licensed and safety equipped, with the safest bar crossing on the Oregon coast. Enjoy the wide open action...

432 Azalea Park Rd
Brookings, OR

(541) 251-1943
Email us (jbithell1[at]charter[dot]net)

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Steve Huber Guide Service

16340 Lower Harbor Rd Ste 1 #111
Brookings, OR

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

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Brookings Welcome Center – Travel Oregon

Welcome to the Brookings Welcome Center operated by Travel Oregon. We’re your travel resource for the Oregon coast and beyond. Stop by and let us help you plan a memorable Oregon vacation. We are located within the Crissey Fields State...

14433 US-101 at the Crissey Field State Recreation Site; 8331
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-4117

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Scream N Reelz Guide Service

17676 Gardner Ridge Rd
Brookings, OR

(541) 254-4378
Email us (hughesfam4[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Escape Hatch Sports & Cycle Shop

642 Railroad Street
Brookings, OR

(541)469-2914

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Russell Wilderness Outfitters

The rivers listed below are favorites of Russell Fishing depending on seasonality, weather conditions, water levels and fishing productivity. In any and all cases, Russell will travel, offering its clients the best chance of catching a trophy of a lifetime.  ...

PO Box 1927
Brookings, OR

(541) 661-4678
Email us (jessicarussellfishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Quail Prairie Lookout

Overview THIS FACILITY IS CLOSED TO RESERVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Quail Prairie Lookout offers guests a unique lodging experience in the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest in western Oregon. On a clear day, visitors are treated to spectacular views of the Kalmiopsis...

Brookings, OR

541-412-6000

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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

541-469-2021

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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

Travel Guides

5 Reasons Brookings Should Top Your Oregon Coast Bucket List

As the southernmost city on the Oregon Coast, Brookings is a destination that takes more effort to get to but rewards those hard-fought visitors with exceptional adventures and natural wonders. This includes the Wild and Scenic Chetco River, Harris Beach...
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Guide to Paddling on the Coast

Whether it’s cruising through hidden coves in the ocean or paddling around a tranquil lake or estuary, you’ll get a chance to see wildlife and natural scenery that you just can’t find on land. Before you set out to navigate...
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5 Ways to Have Fun Social Distancing on the South Coast

Southern Oregon’s sea-stacked coastline will beguile you. Its beaches are never crowded. And as the tide recedes, dimpled patterns left in the sand invite you to wrinkle them up with your toes. The river mouths and estuaries play host to...
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Where to Find Fresh Produce and Fish on the Oregon Coast

Editor’s note: Note that masks are required at farmers markets and in indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check business hours and protocols before visiting. As the warm season settles in at the Oregon Coast, balmy weather sets the scene for...
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Lighthouses

Of the nine original lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, seven are open to the public and most are still active. If you time it right, you’ll get to go inside, take a tour, maybe go up the stairs to the...
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Whale Watching

Whale watching is a year-round activity on the Oregon Coast with gray whales by far the most commonly seen. Whale watching is not difficult, but a few tips make it easier. Any location with an ocean view may yield whale...
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Chetco Brewing Company

Small town brewing, world class beer. That’s the Chetco Brewing Company story.  Intrigued by the beer selection in Oregon, Brewmaster and Chetco Brewing co-owner, Michael tried his first home brew kit in 2002. After he and his wife planted their...

830 Railroad St.
Brookings, OR

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

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The Rice Bowl

Dine in or takeout at this Chinese restaurant in Brookings, Oregon. 

16215 W Hoffeldt Ln
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7058

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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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Blue Water Cafe & Lounge

Blue Water Cafe & Lounge owners, Cathy and Patti, have been in the hospitality industry their entire careers. They decided to open their own restaurant where they serve breakfast and lunch. The lounge offers a full bar and the best...

97900 Shopping Center Ave
Brookings, OR

(541)495-5005

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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 Rd
Brookings, OR

(541)412-7100

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Beachin Bakes

The menu at Beachin Bakes changes daily. There is always something yummy and delicious to choose from on their baked daily menu. The menu includes mouth-watering cookies, muffins, brownies – although Debi’s speciality cinnamon rolls and sticky buns is always...

1011 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-6611

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Whales Tail Candy & Gifts

Whales Tail Candy & Gifts is located steps away from the waterfront in the Port of Brookings Harbor. Come smell the ocean and pass the time watching the waves as you eat premium handmade, hand dipped chocolates made at this little shop. Special...

16350 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)469-5750

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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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South Coast Inn Bed and Breakfast

Located in Oregon’s rugged, unspoiled southern coast, the South Coast Inn Bed and Breakfast was built in 1917 and designed in the Craftsman style by renowned San Francisco architect Bernard Maybeck. Its tailored furnishings and the warm hospitality of your...

516 Redwood St.
Brookings, OR

541-469-5557
Email us (innkeeper[at]southcoastinn[dot]com)

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Pacific Sushi & Grill

Pacific Sushi & Grill serves delicious sustainable sushi, grilled seafood, along with noodle dishes and salads. Eater.com named it one of the 15 restaurants worth visiting on the Oregon Coast.

613 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)251-7707

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Starbucks

Located in Fred Meyer.  Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.

325 5th Street
Brookings, OR

(541)469-1610

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Khun Thai

Khun Thia is a family owned Thai restaurant with a unique and welcoming atmosphere. It offers the freshest ingredients and rich and flavorful inspired cooking style.

925 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)412-0555

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Alfred A. Loeb State Park (RV Park)

Alfred A. Loeb State Park, known simply as “Loeb” by the locals, is nestled in a dense grove of Myrtlewood trees, many of which are more than 200 years old. The trees give off a crisp, eucalyptus-like fragrance. The pristine...

1655 Hwy. 101 N.
Brookings, OR

800.551.6949

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Brookings Inn Resort

Welcome to Brookings Inn Resort, a hotel in Brookings, Oregon, with quaint charm, clean rooms and a great overall experience. Please consider our well-maintained and highly regarded hotel when you’re visiting the area or happen to be passing through. The...

1143 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

(418)131-4445
Email us (mail[at]brookingsinnresort[dot]com)

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Chetco River Resort

Relax on the deck while watching ospreys hunt for their dinner on the scenic Chetco River. You’ll feel a world away from civilization, while being only minutes to the activities of Brookings – excellent dining, breweries, distilleries, art galleries, and...

97748 N. Bank Chetco River Road
Brookings, OR

541-414-2885
Email us (manager[at]chetcoriverresort[dot]com)

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Harbor Inn Motel

Relax and enjoy Harbor Inn Motel’s generous and comfortable accommodations in Brookings, Oregon.

15991 Hwy. 101 S.
Brookings, OR

541.469.3194
Email us (info[at]harborinnmotel[dot]com)

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Whales View at Rainbow Rock

Rainbow Rock vacation rental in Brookings, OR.

Rainbow Rock #D112
Brookings, OR

831-801-1700
Email us (d112[at]whalesview[dot]com)

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Portside Suites

16220 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7100
Email us (virginia[at]destinationbrookings[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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Fishin’ Shack & Victorian Cottage

In the heart of the banana belt, you will find, The Fishin’ Shack and Victorian Cottage. These cozy & bright 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottages have just what you need for a wonderful coastal vacation. You are only a short...

521 Arnold Lane
Brookings, OR

(541)661-1903

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Whaleshead Beach Resort

Whaleshead Beach Resort is a year around vacation destination with 35 full hook up R.V. sites and 50 rental cabins.

19921 Whaleshead Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7446
Email us (whalesheadbeachresort[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Vacasa Vacation Rentals – Brookings

When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. We’re here for you throughout your entire vacation—from providing 3D tours of every Vacasa property to local staff caring for...

Brookings, OR

503-305-4521
Email us (info[at]vacasa[dot]com)

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Mermaid’s Muse Bed & Breakfast

Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, Mermaid’s Muse Bed and Breakfast is located in Brookings in the South Coast region of Oregon. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the property, and free private parking is...

18 Seascape Court
Brookings, OR

(541)412-2949

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Oceanview Drive Suites

Located in Brookings-Harbor, Oregon on the sandy shore of the Oregon Coast, Oceanview Drive Suites offers guests luxury lodging accommodations just feet from tide pools, sandy vistas, and flowing creeks. Oceanview Drive Suites features queen and king sized beds, a...

14854 Oceanview Drive
Brookings, OR

(541)496-5973
Email us (oceanviewdrive[at]charter[dot]net)

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