THE PORT OF BROOKINGS HARBOR
The Port of Brookings Harbor is not just the busiest recreational maritime port on the Oregon coast, generating an average 100 boat departures a day year round. It is more than one of the most active chinook salmon harbors facing on the Pacific Ocean and attracting anglers from around the world. The Port is that special place local residents and visitors go to gather, interact and experience the beautiful South Oregon coast . . . to take in the relaxed but creative life-style it promotes. Every town has a center and a heartbeat, and in Brookings that beat is felt most strongly at portside.
A World Class Maritime Facility
As a recreational boating facility the Port is unequaled. There is a newly constructed moorage and docking system, establishing it as the premier location on the Oregon Coast for both recreational and commercial maritime activities.
Off the water the Port contains an array of retail businesses fronting the imposing boardwalk overlooking two boat basins. These businesses offer everything from books, ice cream, wearing apparel, artwork, guided ocean, river and land tours and a spectacular diversity of mementoes and gifts. A group of restaurants in and adjacent to the Port feature everything from snacks to complete seafood, regional and international meals.
The third weekend of each July, the Annual South Oregon Kite Festival and Regatta provides a two day spectacle of kites, boats and visitor activities.
Absorb the atmosphere
You can, and many local residents and visitors do, go to the Port just to quietly absorb the atmosphere and natural beauty, but if you want to be actively entertained, something is usually on tap guaranteed to attract and delight both locals and guests. A variety of annual art and craft gatherings and informational seminars transform a marina into a valuable public resource and community gathering center. Local and visiting talent enliven an unceasing parade of public entertainment.
The Port of Brookings Harbor is always evolving and adds daily to its sporting, social, educational and commercial offerings. Just because it will be an ever better place to visit next week is no reason not to take everything in today.