Welcome to Brookings
A nature-filled community set apart from the bustle
A laid-back small town, Brookings is full of expansive nature, fun community events and a temperate climate. With miles of incredible coastline and pristine beaches, Brooking is the epitome of a coastal beach town. Residents spend their days hiking or taking their boats out from the harbor.
Brookings began in the early 20th century as a redwood logging town. It remained a lumber town for decades, but the industry flagged after World War I. In the second half of the 20th century, Highway 101 was built, and the resulting tourist economy revitalized this quaint town. Today, the thriving community is renowned for its outdoor adventures and friendly atmosphere.
What to Love
- Gorgeous redwoods
- Miles of pristine coastline
- Incredible temperate climate
- Fun community events
Brookings is a popular town for retirees and families looking to escape the bustle of the city. It feels secluded, but those still in the workforce have no trouble commuting to the larger economic centers nearby. The idyllic, small-town atmosphere thrives thanks to residents and local businesses who value community and a casual pace of life.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Brookings has a large variety of delicious dining establishments. From casual eateries to fine dining across many cuisines, there’s something for everyone. Wander down Chetco Avenue to find quaint stores mixed in with restaurants and a charming small-town feel.
At Tropicalia Brazilian Cuisine, you’ll find international dishes and authentic flavors from Brazil. If you're looking for intense flavors, this spot is for you. The menu at Oxenfrē Public House starts with a list of local vendors and artisans whose products are served in-house. Superfly Distilling Company serves a great menu full of fresh seafood and local proteins and an entire martini menu made with their own Superfly Vodka. Zola’s on the Water is a fun spot with indoor and outdoor patio dining along the Port of Harbor with exceptional views. They offer wood-fire pizza with hand tossed dough, wings, fresh seafood, and a vast selection of crafts beers and mixed drinks. Latitude 42 Bar & Grill offers a tasty bar bites menu with the best wings on the planet paired with consistent, professionally poured cocktails in a comfortable lounge atmosphere. Friendly staff, pool tables, lottery machines, and a fun, safe environment.
Feather Your Nest is a quaint spot for home decor. Part art gallery, part store, Wildwood sells art, handmade jewelry, candles, soaps, books, paper products, funky socks, gemstones, and sundry fine gifts.
Things to Do
Brookings has gorgeous naturescapes and expansive beaches. There’s always something to do outside, whether you want a casual day or an intense workout. Brookings is also full of delightfully charming community events.
Chetco Point Park is full of oceanfront trails, tidepools, and scenic picnic spots. Brookings is also home to Harris Beach State Park, which features miles of sandy beaches and trails, a yurt campground, and rugged rock formations.
The Brookings-Harbor School District brings excellent academics and a thriving athletic program to the students of Brookings.