Harris Beach State Park

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Harris Beach State Park featuring rugged coastline

Explore the rugged beauty of Oregon’s coast at this state park, which offers views of an ocean playground for whales, seals, puffins and other animals.

See some of Oregon’s most beautiful coastal scenery at Harris Beach State Park. With varied terrain ranging from sandy beaches to rocky islands to lush forests, this park pleases visitors year-round.

The state park was named in honor of George Harris, a Scottish pioneer who settled here in the late 19th century to raise livestock. The area may no longer be home to sheep and cattle, but you can find a huge variety of birds and other wild animals.

Each season brings different creatures with it. Gray whales swim by on their winter and spring migrations, while you can usually find harbor seals and California sea lions frolicking offshore. In the winter, dramatic storms create darkly beautiful sights. Summer, on the other hand, is the perfect season to bring your kite and enjoy sunny weather.

Walk along sandy beaches and explore tidal pools filled with tiny shells, crabs and other sea life. Low tide leaves swarms of California mussels, black turban snails and starfish on shore.

Bird Island is one of Oregon’s largest coastal islands. Also called Goat Island, this National Wildlife Refuge is a frequent breeding ground for birds. Try to spot a petrel or tufted puffin on its shores.

Regardless of the time of year that you visit, you’ll find plenty of camping options at Harris Beach. Drive in your RV or pitch a tent. For a unique experience, rent one of the onsite yurts. The campground area offers picnic and grilling areas, along with a restroom and shower.

Harris Beach State Park is conveniently located off Highway 101, the famous American roadway that travels the length of the West Coast. In less than ten minutes you can drive to downtown Brookings, the southernmost city on the coast of Oregon. The California state border is just 7.6 miles (12.2 kilometers) away.

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Blue Coast Inn and Suites
Blue Coast Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
1216 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,435 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in the heart of Brookings, this motel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Harris Beach State Park, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Azalea Park and Pelican Bay Lighthouse. ...
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"We booked to stay 8 days, but due to a death in our family our trip and stay ended abruptly. During our chaos I accidentally left my medications in one of the night stands, immediately called the motel while on the road. Didn't hear directly back from the motel, so continued to my home to catch flights. ..."

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Blue Coast Inn and Suites
Beachfront Inn
Beachfront Inn
2.5 out of 5
16008 Boat Basin Road, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs9,697 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Brookings hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sporthaven Beach and Pelican Bay Lighthouse. Port of Brookings Harbor and Azalea Park ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (963 reviews)
"We stayed in a pet friendly room that had a side view of the beautiful ocean. As we were on ground level at night people & dogs kept walking by our Juliet balcony. The sliding door didn’t seem very secure and the screen was wobbly. People above us were very loud tromping on the floor. The advertised ..."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2021

Beachfront Inn
Brookings Inn Resort
Brookings Inn Resort
2 out of 5
1143 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,638 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Harris Beach State Park and Harris Beach. Chetco Point Park and Azalea Park are also within ...
2.8/5 (785 reviews)
"It was amazing"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

Brookings Inn Resort
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Blue Coast Inn and Suites
Blue Coast Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
1216 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs4,435 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Blue Coast Inn and Suites
Beachfront Inn
Beachfront Inn
2.5 out of 5
16008 Boat Basin Road, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs9,697 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Beachfront Inn
Brookings Inn Resort
Brookings Inn Resort
2 out of 5
1143 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs5,638 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Brookings Inn Resort
Westward Inn
Westward Inn
2 out of 5
1026 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs5,187 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Westward Inn
AmeriCoast Inn
AmeriCoast Inn
2.5 out of 5
1215 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs4,435 per night from 1 Jan to 1 Jan
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Pacific Sunset Inn
Pacific Sunset Inn
2 out of 5
1144 Chetco Ave., Brookings, OR
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Wild Rivers Motor Lodge
Wild Rivers Motor Lodge
2 out of 5
437 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs6,013 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Wild Rivers Motor Lodge
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