Spend the afternoon with family on the beach searching for one of dozens of types of agates, petrified wood, and fossils along the beautiful Oregon Coast. Agates are more likely found from December to March, after winter storms.
Brookings & Harbor have a large population of a variety of species of bird. The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society invites locals and visitors to attend their outings and see some of the amazing variety of birds in the area; no birding experience is required. Bird Watching Sites: Harris Beach, Chetco River at Norther Fork, Chetco Point, Gardner Ridge Rd, Redwood Nature Trail, Chetco River Mouth, Winchuck Pond, Oregon Redwood Trail, and more.. Full map with birding details!
Smith River has been named the Easter Lily Capital of the world with approximately 600 acres of Lily production visible on HWY 101 just south of Brookings Harbor.
The Blake Monterey Cypress is the 2nd largest Monterey in the world, planted in 1857. The Monterey Cypress is located on 15461 Museum Rd in Harbor next to the Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum.
The Redwood Nature Trail winds through 1/2 a mile with trail head from Loeb State Park. The trail is lined with Redwoods, Douglas-Fir, Tan Oak, and Huckleberry.
Whale watching is a fun year round activity for the entire family in Brookings-Harbor. When you spot a whale’s spout for the first time you will be hooked. Binoculars will help spot the Gray Whale (one of the most common whales along the Oregon Coast) when visiting one of local beaches: Harris Beach State Park, Sportshaven Beach, Cape Ferrelo, Lone Ranch Beach, Crissy Fields State Park, McVay State Park, or charter a boat.
Gray whales leave their arctic homes and make their way south to Baja to give birth; the migration peak is mid December to mid January. Spring migration is from mid to late March. In addition to Gray whales, you may also have the opportunity to view humpbacks.
The Premier Sportfishing Charter on the Southern Oregon Coast. Salmon, Lingcod, and Rock Fish Charters. Andy Martin, the owner and captain at Brookings Fishing Charters, grew up in Brookings, Oregon. Never far from the water, he made his passion his business. Today, BrookingsFishing.com works with customers across the globe as the premier fishing charter operator out of the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Andy’s fleet includes a fast, comfortable 28-foot Trophy and a 24-foot Alumaweld Super Vee.
Gary and Valarie Early have provided exceptional fishing for their guests for 33 years and counting. Fishing the famous Pacific Northwest streams for chinook and steelhead from Fall through Spring and then fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula all summer long has established them as a couple of the most knowledgeable and successful guides in both locations.
Jerry’s Rogue Jets, Oregon’s only Mail Boat trip is a careful blend of adventurous jet boating, wildlife, pristine wilderness, Pacific Coastal estuary, and commentary by veteran boatmen of the Rogue River. By use of Special-Use permits issued by the US Forest Service we are able to travel into parts of the Rogue Canyon only accessible by jet boat, hiking and rafting.
Your first impression of Loeb may well be the fresh scent of the myrtlewood forest … a crisp, eucalyptus-like fragrance. The park is nestled in a grove of these lovely trees, many of which are well over 200 years old. The pristine Chetco River runs clean and clear along the southeast edge of the park.
Nestled in the lush coastal countryside just 3 miles from the California/Oregon border, Lucky 7 Casino offers 24-hour gaming, including slots, poker, bingo, and blackjack. The Tolowa Event Center hosts top-rate entertainment and concerts from artists such as Music Legend BJ Thomas to Country Superstar Pam Tillis, and everything in between. The House of Howonquet restaurant offers beautiful ocean views and friendly service, and our new hotel, Howonquet Lodge, is now open!
Pelican Bay Arts Association is a membership organization that oversees the Manley Art Center.
We offer a lot of options for all. Shuttles and one day fishing licenses and all the supplies you will need to catch those fish! We also offer a small selection of groceries for the locals. Beer,soda,chips,chew,ice,firewood,etc. Camping gear is also carried, tents, kayaks! All at competitive prices!Kayak Sales & Rentals, featuring Ocean Kayaks – Singles $30 per day, Doubles $45 per day, life jackets, paddles, and seats included. Tubes $5 per day. Deliver service, ice, firewood, fax/copy/wifi, one-day fishing licenses, bait, tackle, sundries, food, dairy, beer, wine, and river toys. Store hours every day from 9am-7pm.
Salmon Run Golf Course has the reputation as one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in Oregon. No two holes are alike and many offer spectacular views from elevated tees and greens
Let South Coast Tours 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 of the banana belt coast of Oregon. The south coast holds much of Oregon’s near shore reefs and some of the best fishing, photography, wildlife viewing and wildest rivers on the west coast.
South Coast Tours offers a variety of fully equipped 2-18 person tours as well as custom overnight tours. We also do tours in the Bandon and Coos Bay region. The mighty Coos Bay estuary has a ton of paddling opportunities including the nations first National Estuarine Research Reserve in the South Slough of Coos Bay. *There is an added diesel fee for the Bandon and Coos Bay area trips and 3 paddlers makes a tour in Bandon and Coos Bay.
Tidewind Sportfishing is located in the Port of Brookings. The Port of Brookings is noted to be one of the safest harbors along the coast due to the direction it faces. The Port of Brookings harbor is also located in a cove, this gives us an opportunity to fish most comfortably. A morning fishing trip is predictably fishable. Later morning trips are available, weather permitting, for those who prefer a later start to the dayTidewind Sportfishing has been a family owned and operated charter for over 20 years. New owners Kyle and Andrea Aubin have grown up working at Tidewinds. Andrea is the daughter of Jan and Jim Pearce whom had owned Tidewinds for the past 20 years. Kyle has been working on the charter boats since he was 10 years old. He started as a deck hand, eventually got his 100 ton masters licence through the Coast Guard and became a charter boat captain. After years of running the boats he is now the owner of Tidewind Spotfishing.
There are things that a consumer should know when choosing a charter. First of all, not all passenger boat licenses are alike nor are all Captain licenses alike.
All of our boats are “Inspected Passenger Vessels”. This is a higher standard that is designated and given by the U.S. Coast Guard. The requirements to obtain this title are to be constantly met and maintained. To maintain this high standard ALL of our boats are inspected both in and out of the water by the U.S. Coast Guard every year.
All our Captains have a 100 TON MASTERS LICENSE. This license is a higher license and involves education, safety and experience to obtain from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Let’s go Catchin’
Are you ready for some uncrowded deep sea sport fishing? How about the relaxing excitement of whale watching? At Tidewind Sport Fishing and Whale Watching you can experience all of that and more. We also have provide other recreational ocean trips as well as more serious pursuits like scattering of ashes. Tidewind Sportfishing and Whale Watching isn’t only an ocean fishing charter. We also provide river guide service along the Southern Oregon Coast; “The Banana Belt of Oregon” at Brookings-Harbor. Tidewind Sport Fishing and Whale Watching has Coast Guard licensed Captains and always experienced & helpful crews. We provide free coffee, tea & hot cocoa. Owned & operated by Kyle & Andrea Aubin. Tidewind Sport Fishing and Whale Watching is the anglers choice. Located at the Port of Brookings, in Harbor, Oregon; the heart of America’s Wild Rivers Coast.
Located in the heart of the Redwood Empire, at the very center of Redwood National and State Parks, Trees of Mystery is California’s premier nature attraction on the North coast! For over 65 years we have been educating, entertaining, and introducing visitors from the world over to this awe-inspiring natural treasure. Welcome to the California Redwoods!