MT. EMILY BOMB SITE The Southern Oregon, Northern California coast strikes visitors as so beautiful and untouched, they sometimes conclude that the area has somehow escaped history. That conclusion is a real part of the appeal which draws visitors and new residents to...


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...


SALMON RUN GOLF COURSE Salmon Run Golf Course is a golf retreat unlike any other in the Pacific Northwest. Located in beautiful Brookings Harbor and set in a maturely wooded area, this course is accented by panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Golf Digest...


HARRIS BEACH STATE PARK Your first impression of Harris Beach State Park will be a locale with marvelously varied terrain. You can walk the beach and run from the waves. Climb to the top of a large rock for a great view, while resisting the temptation to...


SURROUNDING AREA ROGUE RIVER One of only eight rivers in the U.S. originally designated by congress as a "National Wild and Scenic River", the Rogue River empties into the Pacific in Gold Beach, Oregon. Her headwaters are none other than those of Crater Lake, from...


CRISSEY FIELD STATE PARK Crissey Field State park offers a sandy ocean beach for a peaceful stroll, a run with your dog, surfing and fishing. The picturesque Winchuck River can be accessed via the nature walking trails or the beach access. Native plants, wetlands,...


WHALESHEAD BEACH Whaleshead Beach is one of the most gorgeous locations along the Oregon Coast. Offshore there is a sea stack that looks like the head of a Whale. The sea stack is cut with a rock channel and when a wave hits it, it spurts a spray that actually looks...


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...


WINCHUCK RIVER One mile north of the California State Line and six miles south of downtown Brookings, lies the mouth of the southernmost of Oregon's rivers, the Winchuck. The Winchuck courses along the Oregon side of the common border of the two states. Where the...


CHETCO RIVER Adventures include fishing for Salmon and steelhead; camping, exploring, picnicking, hiking and swimming along the crystal clear Chetco River and into the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Here are a few of the great areas to explore in the unspoiled beauty of the...


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.

Getting There

Whether you are coming into Brookings from the north or the south, go to the Chetco River Bridge south of downtown and follow the signs to the Port which will be visible to the ocean side from the bridge.

Port of Brooking Harbor