Azalea Park has become the premier Brookings gathering place for rest and relaxation, picnics, weddings, birthday parties, reunions, civic affairs, and concerts, including the annual American Music Festival Free Summer Concert Series. It provides a wonderful “Welcome” to everyone entering the Brookings-Harbor area.
House Rock is one of the destinations along The Pacific Coast Trail. Located just north of Brookings, the viewpoint offers the most memorable panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean you can find. House Rock, part of the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, is an excellent location to enjoy a picnic or start a hike along the trail.
The splendor of Indian Sands is often overlooked because it cannot be seen from the parking area. A short hike through the woods is required to reach this archeological site that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean can be appreciated from the wind carved sand dunes as waves crash into the base of the cliff below.
Whaleshead Beach features a prominent rock that bears an uncanny resemblance to the head of a giant whale protruding from the water. Adding to the illusion, waves strike the rock in such a way that the ricochet mimics the spray from the spout of an actual whale. This expansive beach includes a picnic area and a forested hiking trail.
The Winchuck River, located 5 miles south of Brookings, is the southernmost Oregon river comprising America’s Wild Rivers Coast. Though it is small by Oregon standards, the Winchuck boasts healthy runs of steelhead, sea-run cutthroat trout, chinook and coho salmon.