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

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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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

South Coast

Chetco Community Public Library

Community public library in Brookings, OR.

405 Alder Street
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7738

South Coast

Mountain View Custom Cycles

A motorcycle repair shop offering American V-Twin service/repair, customization, fabrication, sales of replacement parts, tire changes and 24 hour roadside pick up.

16118 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)813-1979

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Grocery Outlet

Discount grocery retailer.  Great selection of wine and beer, produce, frozen foods, meats & cheese, and health & beauty. We carry many close outs and everyday NAME BRAND groceries.

906 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)412-7264
Email us (brookings[at]groceryoutlet[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

South Coast

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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Ambiance By the Sea

A special place for your senses, Ambiance By the Sea offers goods from 42 local artisans. You’ll find unique gifts, driftwood art, rustic home and garden decor, stained glass, shabby chic furniture, jewelry, Misty Meadows jams, marinades, olives and condiments,...

530 Hemlock Street
Brookings, OR

(541)254-4097

South Coast

Steven P Huber Guide Service

16340 Lower Harbor Rd Ste 1 #111
Brookings, OR

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

South Coast

King Fishers Guide Service

98122 E Hoffeldt Ln
Brookings, OR

(541) 670-7980
Email us (SbrooksStelle[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Cast Guide Service

Treat yourself to the finest light tackle fishing for these hard fighting coastal chrome bright trophies.  Picture yourself battling one of these beauties at the break of dawn from your favorite coastal river.  The excitement of such a fishing adventure...

PO Box 3261
Brookings, OR

(541) 698-7029
Email us (DriftBoatDave[at]hotmail[dot]com)

South Coast

Escape Hatch Sports & Cycle Shop

642 Railroad Street
Brookings, OR

(541)469-2914

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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

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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Don't-Miss Spring Events

Hello, blue skies, warmer temps and rain-kissed trails! Springtime is a time of renewal and celebration on the Coast, so grab your kites and your boots, and get ready for your next getaway. Here are some favorite springtime events in March, April and May to build your trip around.
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Featured Dining

South Coast

O’Hollerans Steakhouse and Lounge

O’Hollerans Steakhouse and Lounge has been serving up quality steak and seafood dishes in Brookings since 1952.

1210 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)469-9907

South Coast

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

South Coast

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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Dutch Bros.

Dutch Bros Coffee is a fun-loving company serious about coffee, real fruit smoothies, frosts, Nitro Cold Brew, tea, sodas and its Blue Rebel Energy Drink. Dutch Bros “broistas” serve up a menu of more than 10,000 drink combinations in Oregon,...

16261 Hwy 101
Brookings, OR

(541)955-4700

South Coast

Slugs ‘n Stones ‘n Ice Cream Cones

Choose from over 30 flavors of ice cream with over 15 toppings options at this friendly, local ice cream shop.

16360 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7584

South Coast

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

South Coast

A Country Retreat Bed and Breakfast

16980 Coho Drive
Brookings, OR

541-661-3773
Email us (info[at]countryretreatbnb[dot]com)

South Coast

Tropicália Brazilian Cuisine

Enjoy delicious Brazilian cuisine in the heart of Brookings. Tropicalia serves up crepes, acai bowls, smoothies and salads.

777 Cottage Street
Brookings, OR

Email us (constance[at]tropicaliabraziliancuisine[dot]com)

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Hungry Clam

Hungry Clam is the winner of the Best Seafood award for Curry County for the last 5 years. It has been mentioned in Coastal Magazine as one of the 3 best seafood restaurants on the Oregon Coast.

16350 Lower Harbor Rd.
Brookings, OR

541-469-2526
Email us (kristidan46[at]aol[dot]com)

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The Vista Pub

The Vista Pub uses Grandma Katie’s seasonings and sauce to make the best burger in town. This use of tradition coupled with local grass fed Hastings Natural Beef, seasonal local produce, and Bakery By The Sea rolls is a burger...

1009 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

(541)813-1638

South Coast

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

South Coast

Oceanside Diner

Oceanside Diner is your pit stop for breakfast and lunch.  Oceanside Diner (Harriet) has moved back to the old location at the Port of Brookings Harbor in the original SportHaven location. Oceanside will be opening at 4 a.m. daily and...

16403 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7971

Featured Lodging

South Coast

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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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

South Coast

Westward Inn

Westward Inn was founded on the simple idea of providing the best comfortable stay for the guest at great value. All the amenities needed for great nights rest and entertainment at the best value for the customer. The brand model...

1026 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

541.469.7471
Email us (frontdesk[at]westwardinn[dot]com)

South Coast

Paragon Property Management

Welcome to Paragon in beautiful Brookings. We are a full-service Property Management company featuring long-term rentals as well as vacation rentals. We look forward to serving you! Please browse our site and feel free to contact us with any questions....

520 Hemlock St.
Brookings, OR

541.412.7995
Email us (paragonoregon[at]gmail[dot]com)

South Coast

Spindrift Motor Inn

Conveniently located off Highway 101, this Brookings, Oregon motel offers simply furnished guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. It offers free truck and boat parking. Harris Beach State Park is a 5 minute drive away. A cable TV, a microwave and...

1215 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-5345
Email us (info[at]spindriftmotorinn[dot]com)

South Coast

A Country Retreat Bed and Breakfast

16980 Coho Drive
Brookings, OR

541-661-3773
Email us (info[at]countryretreatbnb[dot]com)

South Coast

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)

South Coast

By the Sea B & B

1545 Beach Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-4692

South Coast

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)

South Coast

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)

South Coast

Portside Suites

16220 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

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

South Coast

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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