Located on the Nehalem Bay, Kelly’s Brighton Marina offers RV parking, tent camping, boating, fishing and the best crabbing on the Oregon Coast.
Awesome crabbing and clamming adventure
This was amazingly fun. Rental boat for crabbing and clamming. Crazy easy fun day with the kids. Caught enough crab for dinner and enough clams for 2 nights. Very easy to show up and have great time
FUN. This stop was one of my favorite during our vacation in Oregon. It was so simple and so enjoyable I will return. We were literally crabbing within 20 minutes of parking the car - we entered the store and Colin and Shirlee were gracious and patient as they explained the how to catch crabs. We bought our licenses, picked up our baited pots and within 30 minutes were hauling crab in on the dock. So enjoyable. We crabbed for 2 hours and likely caught between 75 and 100 crabs. We kept 3 which we took back to shore where the team confirmed they were legal catches, and within 20 minutes they were steamed. The store sells a variety of beverages including beer and hard seltzer, butter and a variety of other optional gear for crabbing or oysters. We bought butter and drinks. Kelly's provides crackers, napkins, knives and forks. The lunch was awesome - enjoying the catch from earlier that morning. Again, Very Fun, Affordable and Professional. Highly recommended!
Perfect Summer Place
We enjoyed the view from our site and really loved eating at the picnic table area with the all day fire pit and music. We rented a boat for crabbing one day and rented a boat ride to go clamming the next! This is what summer is all about. Kelly’s Brighton Marina is a memory making, family friendly adventure.
I came here to tent camp with a friend, and we got a waterfront site which I was excited about. Upon setting up our tent, the several cats that live on the campground started climbing over my tent (under the rain fly) and laying on top/ under it. I was not able to shoo them away, and whenever I turned my back, more were showing up. There were at least 5 cats at one point surrounding and climbing on my tent. There was also a dead mouse next to the picnic table of our site. All the sites were extremely muddy, making it really tricky to set up camp. There was no camp host to speak to about moving camp sites, and when I called the emergency number, there was no answer. I will never be returning here, and would not recommend.
Very nice people
Weather was spotty, crabbing wasn’t great. We brought in 7 but only one keeper. The staff were great. Both the lady working inside and the crab cooker/ cleaner. Very helpful and friendly. I had inquired about the clams and while cleaning my crab, he cooked up a few to try. Go Michigan.