Harris Beach State Park, Brookings
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Harris Beach State Park is an Oregon State Park located on US Highway 101, north of Brookings. The day-use area offers a restroom and picnic area with tables, and the campground has RV sites, yurts and tent sites available year-round.Harris Beach State Park is home to Bird Island (also known as Goat Island), which is reported to be the largest island off the Oregon Coast and is a National Wildlife Refuge. The island is also a breeding site for rare birds such as the tufted puffin.Put Harris Beach State Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Brookings vacation trip planner.
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We stopped here on a recommendation from a light house keeper up north. Nice place. Lots to do and What a place for sunsets..
Just Ok, Nothing special. If your traveling the Oregon coast there are better options than here. It looks like there is a campground above the parking lot.
We were driving north on Highway 101 and saw this beautiful piece of Oregon coast. Breathtaking views were enjoyed by all. The wind was extremely brisk as we climbed among the rocks. The water was gli... read more »
We're on a road trip from Tennessee. We've been through Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California and this is the only campsite that I would give 5 stars so far. Fair price, great amenities for tents and RVs, nice late checkout time, fantastic bathrooms and free showers, dog friendly, good cell signal, and one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. The sign out front had said camping was full but we asked anyway and got a good spot.
I recently visited the Harris Beach State park campground and spent 5 days there. While the campground itself is beautiful I was disappointed in the staff that work there. When I checked in the lady was very disrespectful and rude even talking down to me like I was a child. Then we were told blow up air mattresses were not allowed in the campground and if we wanted to continue to blow up our air mattresses we would need to take them outside the campground. Lastly we were approached while sitting around the fire and told were taking too loudly yet there was a large party going on in the next loop that we could hear clearly. No where on the website or posted in the campground did it talk about air mattresses. I have stayed recently at other state campgrounds and have never experienced what I did this weekend. I will never return specifically to this campground again. I didn't feel I could enjoy myself without constantly being "policed" and reprimanded for such minor things. We were grown adults (in our 40's)trying to enjoy our time on vacation not 20 year old partiers. Another downside is you can hear the highway traffic.
This beach is absolutely amazing. It's gorgeous and you could spend hours exploring the area, days even. I would not recommend tent camping here though if you can avoid it. The tent campsites are so small, some hardly have enough evel ground to pitch a tent. They tried to give us a campsite with zero vegetation between us and the bright busy bathroom complete with caution tape dividing us from the bathroom. And it backs right up to the 101 so we woke to the sound of the early morning highway noise.
Great spot to watch the sunset. The sand is soft, and the rocky coastline is scenic. The restroom was sufficient and there's even a place to wash your feet off. Just enough parking on a weekday at the circle for those of us that came for the sunset.
I love the Oregon Coast, and this was one of the first places we stopped. Beautiful. The rest area is also a great place to stop, and my wife described it as "swanky" because it was clean AND had working soap dispensers. FANCY!
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