Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Oregon Coast: Brookings, Oregon

Brookings aka Brookings-Harbor thanks to a two city consolidation some time ago, is the Southernmost city on the Oregon Coast, in what locals call the "Banana belt" of Oregon thanks to the climate which is warmer than coastal points north in Oregon and south in California.

Two great information stations are located in Brookings. The first is one of several State of Oregon Visitor Information Centers where Oregon maintains an excellent visitor information center across from Harris Beach State Park just north of Brookings on Highway 101.

In town in the Brookings Harbor Chamber of Commerce has an excellent collection of visitor information for Brookings-Harbor and it's located down at the Brookings Harbor, one of the areas you'll want to visit during your stay. Here at the harbor charming restaurants and shopping blend with working fishing boats. Sometimes you can even buy fresh fish right at the docks.

Other good online resources for this region are:

The Wild Rivers Coast, an active coastal regional promotion group;

Oregon Coast Visitors Association which promotes the entire Oregon coast.

Southern Oregon Visitors Association which represents seven southern Oregon Counties including Curry County;

Travel Oregon, the state of Oregon's tourism website.

Brookings, Oregon from Travel and History

There are many hotels along 101 in town, but if you want to spend a bit more and wake up almost on the beach you'll want to consider the Best Western Beachfront