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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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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a.ell design & atelier

A beautiful shop in Brookings, Oregon focusing on quality clothing and gifts for the whole family. Influenced by the beach life and a love of supporting local artisans, the boutique includes a.ell design’s in house workspace (atelier) where they create...

702 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

541-244-8033

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Beachfront Gifts

Beachfront Gifts in Brookings is a wonderful place to find unique gifts, crafts and t-shirts.

16011 Boat Basin Road
Brookings, OR

541-469-8025

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Bombing Site Tree – Heritage Tree

This Coast Redwood was planted in 1992 at the site of the only Japanese aerial bombing of the continental United States on September 9, 1942. The tree was planted by the pilot of the submarine-delivered reconnaissance plane, Flight Officer Nobuo...

Brookings, OR
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Azalea Park

Azalea park is a thirty-three acre park containing ancient native azaleas that were growing here when Lewis and Clark wintered on the Oregon Coast in 1805-06. Azalea Park offers active and passive recreational activities. It lies amongst several residential neighborhoods,...

Brookings, OR
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Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce

The mission of Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce is to encourage and promote businesses and to stimulate a prosperous economy in Brookings-Harbor and Curry County.

703 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

Email us (visitorcenter[at]brookingsharborchamber[dot]com)

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Bansemer Fishing

Enjoy a guided adventure for salmon or steelhead in Southern Oregon with Bansemer Fishing.

Brookings, OR

(541) 661-2165
Email us (bansemerfishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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High Mountain Outfitters

High Mountain Outfitters offers guided hunts in Oregon.

Brookings, OR

Email us (Johnrhamm89[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Old Dog Sportfishing

Come join an Old Dog Sportfishing fish charter on the southern Oregon coast. Individual, family or groups set out from Brookings Harbor, the safest harbor on the Oregon coast. Fish abound, the air is clean and there’s great times to...

Brookings, OR

541-892-1714
Email us (mikesbbq[at]kfalls[dot]net)

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Stout Park

Stout Park, adjacent to the Manley Art Center, is a great place for a picnic or to simply sit and enjoy the many wild plants, herbs, azaleas, a variety of trees, and even an old apple orchard. A walk up...

Brookings, OR
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Cast Guide Service

David Castellanos is a seasoned angler with over 30 years of charter experience in the fishing industry. Captain David has fished those years in California, Oregon, Alaska and in Europe. He has built a reputation for providing his clients with...

Brookings, OR

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

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Bud Cross Park

Bud Cross Park is Brookings’ major athletic park, featuring a seasonal municipal swimming pool, skate park, two baseball fields, four tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Brookings, OR

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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 Stories

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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Featured Dining

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Superfly Distilling Company and Restaurant

Potato vodka is smooth, with a sweet and subtle finish. This combined with the water in Brookings Oregon makes Superfly truly amazing. There’s no charcoal filtering Superfly vodka, and it’s not distilled a thousand times. It’s not needed. You’ll be...

623 Memory Lane
Brookings, OR

541-373-0348
Email us (info[at]superflybooze[dot]com)

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Beachcombers Deli & Seafood

800 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

(541)469-0739

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101 Bar & Grill

101 Bar & Grill is a warm and friendly tavern in Brookings. This no-frills bar is well known in the neighborhood for its live gigs and affordable drinks. The food too won’t dent your pockets. With pool tables, a juke...

98141 W Benham Lane
Brookings, OR

541-469-6037
Email us (contact[at]101barandgrill[dot]com)

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Foxy’s Restaurant

Local restaurant that serves a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All you can eat fish and chips on Friday nights, and all you can eat BBQ baby back ribs on Saturday nights.

97953 Shopping Center Avenue
Brookings, OR

541-813-1875

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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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Cosmic Grind Espresso & Eats

Cosmic Grind Espresso & Eats offers certified locally roasted organic coffee, fresh juicing, custom drinks, matcha, thai tea and boba.

16372 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

541-661-2356
Email us (cosmicgrind78[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Cielito Lindo

Cielito Lindo offers truly authentic Mexican food like that found from vendors on the streets of Mexico. It uses generations-old recipes and fresh daily ingredients. Cielito Lindo is a favorite among locals because it not only offers authentic Mexican food...

500 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR

541-469-2525

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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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Sushi & Noodle House

A sushi and Asian fustion restaurant located in Brookings, Oregon.

777 Cottage Street
Brookings, OR

(541)813-2888

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The Bell & Whistle Coffee House

Keep the beach vibes going in Brookings, where The Bell & Whistle Coffee House serves an exceptional cup of joe on the boardwalk of at the Port of Brookings-Harbor.

16340 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541) 412-9876

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Chetco Brewing Company

You must visit Chetco Brewing Company, a warm and welcoming community hub located in downtown Brookings, Oregon. Brewer Mike and wife Alex opened Chetco in their garage with just an 8 gallon kettle in April 2013. They sold 29 barrels...

830 Railroad Street
Brookings, OR

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

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Latitude 42 Bar & Grill

Enjoy Latitude 42 Bar & Grill’s tasty Bar Bites menu paired with a full bar and 6 ice cold beers on tap.

16261 HWY 101 S
Brookings, OR

541-813-2694

Featured Lodging

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Barney’s Barn

Barney’s Barn is a cozy, fully furnished private barn-remodel that has it all! King bed in the lofted sleeping quarters, kitchette, spacious bath and peaceful views. Not to mention the privacy. Very very private. Minutes from the amazing Samuel Boardman...

18685 Cornett Rd
Brookings, OR
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Blue Coast Inn and Suites

With the Pacific Ocean and rock cliffs on one side, and green mountains on the other, take a break from the busy life and just escape into nature. At Blue Coast Inn & Suites, you can feel the mild ocean...

1216 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-2161
Email us (bluecoastinnandsuites[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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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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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A Little Bit of Heaven

We would like to share with you the many treasures available in and around our Brookings, Oregon beach home rental. You can enjoy the view of the ocean from the deck, walk down the stairway to explore the beach and...

431 Buena Vista Loop
Brookings, OR

(541)734-8500

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Lee’s Harbor Inn

Immediately across from the South Bank River, and one block from the 101 intersections in the midst of Harbor Bridge, delineating Harbor from Brookings is the completely remodeled retreat that competes with high end properties across the country at a...

97789 S Bank Chetco Road
Brookings, OR
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Ocean Mist Beach House

Let the Ocean Mist Beach House and Guest Cottage be your Oregon Coast sanctuary. This beautifully crafted beach house retreat will make you never want to leave. Sit for hours and watch the ocean roar by the fireplace or walk...

98672 Fox Drive
Brookings, OR
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Brigadune Beach House

The Brigadune Beach House -one of the loosely sprinkled upscale beach homes of a 7 mile long, sandy stretch of Oregon Coast. Located close to the town of Gold Beach and a mile north of the mouth of the famous...

30550 Old Coast Rd
Brookings, OR
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Paragon Property Management

Welcome to Paragon in beautiful Brookings – a full-service Property Management company featuring long-term rentals as well as vacation rentals.

520 Hemlock St.
Brookings, OR

541-412-7995
Email us (paragonoregon[at]gmail[dot]com)

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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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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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Lowden’s 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

Events in Brookings-Harbor

March 16, 2024

Harbor Game Con

800 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR
May 24, 2024

85th Annual Azalea Festival

Brookings, OR
August 15, 2024 - August 18, 2024

Wild Rivers Film 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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