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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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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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

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Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

898 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR

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

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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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Good Time Bikes

16399 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)661-2048

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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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Travis Sallander Fishing Guide

16705 Thompson Rd
Brookings, OR

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

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Crissey Field State Recreation Site

Perched between the California border and the Winchuck River, this 40-acre park features a sandy beach, wetlands, and a small stand of mature trees.  It's also home to a new 4,500 sq. ft. Welcome Center that displays Oregon's finest virtues: ...

Brookings, OR

541-469-0224

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Escape Hatch Sports & Cycle Shop

642 Railroad Street
Brookings, OR

(541)469-2914

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Harris Beach State Park

Harris Beach was named after the Scottish pioneer George Harris who settled here in the late 1880s to raise sheep and cattle.  The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast.  Bird Island (also called Goat Island) is a...

Brookings, OR

541-469-2021

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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...

Dock E Slip 9
Brookings, OR

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

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Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

Physical: 898 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR
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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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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

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A Country Retreat Bed and Breakfast

16980 Coho Drive
Brookings, OR

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

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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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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,...

747 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)955-4700

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Pacific Coast Harvester

Pacific Coast Harvester is a local fish market offering fresh fish, good selection and wonderful service.

16376 Lower Harbor Rd
Brookings, OR

(541)251-3643

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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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By the Sea B & B

1545 Beach Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-4692

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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 Irish Restaurant & Pub

Fat Irish Restaurant & Pub is a locally owned pub working to bring you great food, great drinks and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy their pub fare, oysters and local beers on tap.

16403 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)254-3292
Email us (fatirishpub[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Black Trumpet Bistro

Black Trumpet Bistro is a relaxed, family-owned eatery presenting refined New American dishes with a strong Italian influence.

625 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR

(541)887-0680
Email us (btchefservice[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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

Featured Lodging

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The Chetco River Inn

21202 High Prairie Road
Brookings, OR

707-496-9509
Email us (thechetcoriverinn[at]gmail[dot]com)

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A Country Retreat Bed and Breakfast

16980 Coho Drive
Brookings, OR

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

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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

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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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Packers Cabin

Packers Cabin was originally built during the 1930s and served as the headquarters for the Forest Service packer who supplied lookouts and field crews by horse or mule pack trains. Today, visitors no longer need to hitch up a team...

29279 Ellensburg Avenue
Brookings, OR

541-247-3600

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By the Sea B & B

1545 Beach Ave.
Brookings, OR

541-469-4692

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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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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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A Beachfront Bed & Breakfast

Oceanfront luxury suites with fireplace, private entry and private bath. Located where the Winchuck River meets the Pacific Ocean. Soul renewing vistas and sounds of the ocean make this a quiet relaxing getaway. Don’t forget your binoculars for watching birds,...

14626 Wollam Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-7045

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