As part of Oregon’s Banana Belt, Brookings weather offers some of the warmer temperatures along the Oregon Coast; you could even experience a 70-degree day in January or February. A fantastic desitanation year round, Brookings has something to offer all year.
There is a volunteer gray whale watching program during peak migration times coinciding with winter and spring breaks on the Southern Oregon Coast. Trained volunteers stationed at thirty locations on or near the Oregon Coast provide information and assist spotting whales. Volunteers train at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center and other facilities. Brookings Harbor is a great spot to watch!
Enjoy displays of beautiful azaleas as well as the annual Bonsai Show, also a carnival, beer garden, art displays, crafts shows, and a lot more. Old Fashioned 4th of July at the Port of Brookings-Harbor, see a chili cook off and watch a watermelon eating contest, see fireworks over the harbor on the Southern Oregon Coast
Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park is a favorite Brookings tradition! The most amazing 45min walk through light display on the Southern Oregon Coast. $2 for adults, 12 & under free. Over 1 million lights, hundreds of displays annually in December (click the button to get specific dates).
March - Beachcomber Festival
April - Great Oregon Spring Beach Clean-Up
May - Annual Azalea Festival
July - Fireworks at the Port
July - Southern Oregon Kite Festival
August - Brookings Festival Of The Arts
December - Nature's Coastal Holiday Light Festival
Salmon Run is a golf retreat unlike any in the Pacific Northwest. You cross a glistening stream more than a dozen times. Pause for a moment and observe an ancient ritual where spawning salmon return to the very place their ancestors hatched centuries ago right here in Brookings Harbor. Just up the Chetco River on the Southern Oregon Coast 99040 S Bank Chetco River Rd
Miles of sandy beach provide the perfect playground for family activities and offer an inspiring setting for a stroll or a nature-lovers retreat at Harris Beach State Park on the north side of Brookings off of Highway 101. Its clusters of near-shore and offshore rock formations make this stretch of the Southern Oregon coast a dream destination for outdoor photographers at sunset. The park offers access to north and south beaches separated by one of Oregon’s most accessible and vibrant rocky intertidal areas.
From Brookings, Oregon, on Highway 101 take County Road 784 (North Bank Road), to Forest Road 1376. This trail is located 0.5 miles north of Alfred A. Loeb Oregon State Park.
The trail is 9 miles north of Brookings, Oregon
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 Chetco River runs clean and clear along the southeast edge of the park. This is a particularly quiet park as it is located away from town and industry - by 10 p.m. most folks are in bed listening to the nightly chorus of owls. Just up the Chetco River from Brookings Harbor on the Southern Oregon Coast
The majesty of Oregon's 362-mile coastline unfolds around every bend along the Oregon Coast Trail, also known as the OCT.
Most of the route is on the beach, although some segments wind through state parks or public lands. Generous landowners provide trail easements for portions of trail on private property. About 10 percent of the trail is on the shoulders of U.S. 101, county roads and city streets.
The Bombsite Trail #1118 is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brookings, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.
Thomas Creek Bridge over U.S. Highway 101 is Oregon's tallest bridge at 345 feet.
It is a Warren deck truss designed by Ivan D. Merchant. Built in 1961, it has a length of 956 feet (291 m) total and a deck width of 30 feet (9.1 m). The longest span is 371 feet (113 m).The bridge is the highest bridge in Oregon, at 345 feet (105 m)