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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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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Winchuck State Recreation Site

Winchuck provides a parking area and access to the Winchuck River and ocean beach for fishing, exploring, clamming, strolling, photographing seascapes and observing marine life. There is a multi-agency effort to restore a 1.2-acre estuary at the mouth of the...

Brookings, OR

541-469-2021

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Western Waters Fly Fishing

Western Waters Guide Service provides guided steelhead trips in Oregon and California. Fly Fishing for steelhead with a guide means you will be fishing the most effective techniques, in the right water, with local knowledge to your advantage. Guided Steelhead...

98203 S Bank Chetco River Rd
Brookings, OR

(530) 321-7452
Email us (wwgsflyfishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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King Fishers Guide Service

98122 E Hoffeldt Ln
Brookings, OR

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

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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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Tidewinds Sportfishing

Tidewind Sportfishing offers guided trips for Quality Bottom, Salmon, Albacore and Crab.  Whale-watching and specialty trips are also available.

16340 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)469-0337
Email us (scoastsportfishing[at]yahoo[dot]com)

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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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Chetco Community Public Library

Community public library in Brookings, OR.

405 Alder Street
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7738

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Early Fishing Inc

Quality salmon and steelhead fishing trips in the Southern Oregon region. Specializing in personalized service, fishing instruction and fun with over 30 years guiding experience. Comfortable Willie drift boats and power boats.

PO Box 1688
Brookings, OR

(541) 469-0525
Email us (gary[at]earlyfishing[dot]com)

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Rob’s Guide Service

16356 Hadley Ln
Brookings, OR

(541) 661-5015

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Railroad Street Market & Deli

Stop by the deli for fresh, made to order sandwiches. A great place to pick up lunch before a day on the beach or exploring the Oregon coast.

534 Railroad
Brookings, OR

(541)813-2220

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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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Featured Dining

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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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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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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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La Flor De Mexico

La Flor De Mexico is Brooking’s finest Mexican restaurant offering an extensive menu of Mexican food favoirtes including enchiladas, fajitas, and burritos. 

541 Chetco Ave
Brookings, OR

(541)469-4102

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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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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. I don’t charcoal filter my vodka. I don’t distill it 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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The Chetco River Inn

21202 High Prairie Road
Brookings, OR

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

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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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Rice Bowl

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

16215 W Hoffeldt
Brookings, OR

(541)469-7058

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Pancho’s Restaurante y Cantina

Pancho’s Restaurante y Cantina makes their own tamales, Chile rellenos, soups, salads, Spanish rice, refried beans and sauces. Their menu items are made using authentic Mexican recipes and are prepared when ordered – never is advance.

1136 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

5414696531

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Bell & Whistle Coffee House

1640 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

(541)412-9876

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Riverside RV Resort

Southern Oregon’s finest river front RV resort. Located on the North Bank of the Chetco River in Brookings Harbor, Oregon just six miles from the Southern Oregon border and one mile from the Ocean beaches. The serenity and beauty of...

97666 N. Bank Chetco River Road
Brookings, OR

541.469-4799
Email us (chetcocharlie[at]riverside-rv[dot]com)

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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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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
Email us (info[at]chetcorvpark[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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Wild Rivers Motorlodge

Wild Rivers Motorlodge offers spacious, clean rooms featuring microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, coffeemaker, WIFI, HBO and expanded basic cable. Sevemteem rooms were renovated rooms in Fall of 2009 and 13 new ‘premium’ rooms were built in 2004. Pets are allowed in...

437 Chetco Ave.
Brookings, OR

541.469.5361
Email us (reservations[at]wildriversmotorlodge[dot]com)

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Brookings RV Park

96707 E Harris Heights Road
Brookings, OR

(541)469-6849

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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)

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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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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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Driftwood RV

Coming to the Southern Oregon coast in your RV? Driftwood is the closest to the beach of the privately owned parks in the area. It is just a 3 to 5 minute walk to the ocean, the marina and shops...

16011 Lower Harbor Road
Brookings, OR

541.469.9089

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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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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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