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Often touted as Oregon’s Banana Belt, Brookings has weather patterns that deliver some of the warmer temperatures along the Oregon Coast; it’s not uncommon to encounter a 70-degree day in January or February.

This pleasant climate has been a catalyst for the rebirth of Brookings as a center for the nursery industry. Nearly all of the lilies marketed in the U.S. are cultivated in the Brookings area. A prime spot to take in the floral bounty is Azalea Park, which has 33 acres of native azaleas, some growing here when Lewis and Clark wintered on the Oregon Coast in 1805 and 1806. The revitalization of the park, with the addition of walkways and a charming “Kidtown” play area, was a robust community-led volunteer effort. In springtime the park is replete with blooms, but you’ll likely find flowers year-round. The park is also the site of the annual Azalea Festival and Parade, held each Memorial Day weekend.

During the third weekend of July, the Southern Oregon Kite Festival takes place. It’s known as one of the premier kite-flying events in the country. Art lovers can browse the galleriesincluding Burtonique Art & Photography, Manley Art Center and Signatures Gallery — or enjoy the monthly Second Saturday Art Walk.

The Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum is housed in the 1857 Blake House — the oldest standing building in the Chetco Valley — and features artifacts of 19th-century Oregon pioneer life. The largest Monterey cypress in the state, towering at 130 feet (40 meters), lives on the museum grounds.

The Brookings area boasts numerous outdoor diversions, including Harris Beach State Park. Named for George Harris, a Scottish pioneer who raised sheep and cattle here, it features sizable offshore sea stacks, including the largest island on the Oregon Coast. Bird Island is a breeding ground for a variety of species, including the tufted puffin.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor a long, narrow park with 12 miles (19 kilometers) of rugged coastline — is named for Oregon’s first parks superintendent. Featuring one must-stop scenic viewpoint after another, the park is also home to pocket beaches and offshore sea stacks, including the dramatic Arch Rock and Whaleshead. The beach at Thunder Rock Cove is considered one of the best of the sheltered beaches on the Coast. Walk the Indian Sands Trail through the unusual sculpted sandstone for views of the coastline and rocky islands. Don’t miss the stunning view at Cape Ferrelo, named for a Spanish explorer who skirted this area in 1542.

For a historical detour, travel 18 miles (29 kilometers) east of Brookings along Forest Service Road 1205, which winds through an old-growth redwood forest, to the site that was hit by two Japanese incendiary bombs during WWII. Inland hiking and river access are available at Alfred A. Loeb State Park on the Chetco River. Just up the road is the 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) Redwood Nature Trail, which connects with Loeb’s own Riverview Trail.

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Featured activities

  • Semi Aquatic

    Brookings , Oregon 97415

    Semi Aquatic is a fresh, local artist owned retail gallery in Brookings, Oregon, featuring the unique art of Spencer Reynolds. The space also serves as Spencer's painting studio, teaching space and retail gallery. Visitors will find carefully curated gifts, clothing, jewelry and souvenirs representing Spencer's artistic style as well as the lush, scenic southern Oregon coast.

  • Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce

    16330 Lower Harbor Road
    Brookings-Harbor, Oregon 97415
    800-535-9469

Featured accommodations

  • Best Western Plus Beachfront Inn

    16008 Boat Basin Rd
    Brookings, Oregon 97415
    541.469.7779
  • Vacasa - Brookings

    Brookings, Oregon 97415
    503-208-9861

    Enjoy sunny summer days and cozy winter nights at a Vacasa vacation home in beautiful Brookings! Take in incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and Macklyn Cove, while enjoying easy access to the shops and restaurants in town. Every Vacasa home is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind getaway with the peace of mind you'll only find when you stay with the Oregon Coast's leading property management firm! Visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

Featured Events

  • Gold Beach Rocks

    94080 Shirley Ln.
    Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
    (541)247-7526
    January 1 - December 31, 2018

    A whole new experience with #goldbeachROCKS! You can create your own memory or leave a treasure for someone else to find. Gold Beach Rocks Art kits are available at local merchants. Don’t forget to #goldbeachROCKS!

    • Arts and Crafts
    • Hide and Find
    • #goldbeachROCKS!

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  • Brookings Harbor Farmers Market

    15786 Hwy 101 South
    Brookings, Oregon 97415
    (541)469-3181
    January 6 - December 29, 2018

    Open every Saturday, year-round. Farmer’s Market featuring fresh locally-grown produce and other food items as well as crafts and other wares.

  • 2nd Saturday Gallery Tour

    Various Locations
    Laurel Street & Bay Street
    Florence, Oregon 97039
    (541)991-8213
    January 13 - December 8, 2018

    A self-guided tour of Florence galleries featuring receptions and local artists on the second Saturday of each month year-round, rain or shine.

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  • Horseback Riding Package – Driftwood Shores

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  • Overleaf Lodge & Spa – 20% Off

    Enjoy 20% off per night at the Overleaf Lodge if you bring in 2 cans of food (2 cans per night) through March 23rd – some black out dates apply. For more information please call 541-547-4880.

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