Oregon Coast Trail - The Oregon Coast Trail will eventually traverse the entire coast from California to Washington. Over 300 miles are now in use. many on the beach. Completed or nearly completed sections in Curry County start at Cape Ferrelo and go to a point just north of Humbug State Park.
Port Of Brookings Harbor The harbor is home to commercial fishermen as well as pleasure boaters and sport fishermen via public access ramps. There are slips available also. There is a small public access fishing pier near the Coast Guard station. It is accesable from Boat Basin Road. There are many small shops in the harbor area and of course you can always find fresh seafood here.
Redwood Nature Trail - This 1 mile loop trail is 1/2 mile past Loeb State Park on North Bank Chetco River Road. From Brookings, take the North Bank Chetco River Road from hwy 101 about 8 miles to Loeb State Park, then continue on for another 1/2 mile or so on the left. This is an easy to moderate hike. There are bathrooms at the entrance.
Sporthaven Beach - This beach is situated between the ocean and the harbor and can be accessed by entering the Beachfront RV Park on Boat Basin Road. There is ample free parking and picnic and camping sites are available at the RV park. The surfing is good here and Sporthaven is a good beach for Whale Watching as whale sightings are common in season.
Surfing/Windsurfing - There is excellent bodyboarding and bodysurfing at Sporthaven Beach and Harris Beach State Park during the summer. The water may be warm enough to go in without a wetsuit...for a short while. From fall to spring, the waves are big and dangerous and the water is cold. If you know what you're doing...come on in! Sporthaven is the most popular surf spot, while Pistol River near Gold Beach offers excellent windsurfing and host an annual international windsurfing competition each June.
Whale Watching - Sporthaven Beach, at
the harbor, and Harris State Beach are both excellent places to spot
whales. Late March and the entire month of April are prime time for
catching the Grey Whales as they migrate northward. Some whales even
spend the summer in Oregon and can be seen year 'round. December is
the time to catch them as they head south for baja