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.

Top Trending Hotels Near Harris Beach State Park

Blue Coast Inn and Suites
Blue Coast Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
1216 Chetco Ave, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs4,298 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
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. ...
3.5/5Good! (356 reviews)
"I liked the view . We were in the lower section. My daughter and I sat on the bed with the curtain opened and enjoyed the sunny view of the ocean."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Blue Coast Inn and Suites
Brookings Inn Resort
Brookings Inn Resort
2 out of 5
1143 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs6,981 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
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 (751 reviews)
"The rooms were clean and big. The large pool and hot tub was a bonus. The check in was fast and on time. This was a very busy weekend in Brookings, and the property was full. But the stay was good. Thanks."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

Brookings Inn Resort
Westward Inn
Westward Inn
2 out of 5
1026 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs7,275 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Harris Beach State Park, Chetco Point Park and Azalea Park. Sporthaven Beach and Salmon Run Golf Course ...
4.1/5Very Good! (529 reviews)
"The staff was friendly shower was great the bed was comfortable"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

Westward Inn
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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 Rs4,298 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Blue Coast Inn and Suites
Brookings Inn Resort
Brookings Inn Resort
2 out of 5
1143 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs6,981 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Brookings Inn Resort
Westward Inn
Westward Inn
2 out of 5
1026 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs7,275 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Westward Inn
AmeriCoast Inn
AmeriCoast Inn
2.5 out of 5
1215 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs6,540 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
AmeriCoast Inn
Beachfront Inn
Beachfront Inn
2.5 out of 5
16008 Boat Basin Road, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs13,154 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Beachfront Inn
Pacific Sunset Inn
Pacific Sunset Inn
2 out of 5
1144 Chetco Ave., Brookings, OR
Pacific Sunset Inn
Wild Rivers Motor Lodge
Wild Rivers Motor Lodge
2 out of 5
437 Chetco Avenue, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs8,120 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Wild Rivers Motor Lodge
Ocean Suites Motel
Ocean Suites Motel
2.5 out of 5
16045 Lower Harbor Road, Brookings, OR
The price is Rs9,553 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Ocean Suites Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.