Chetco Point Park

A rocky peninsula just over two miles to the south of Harris Beach in Brookings, Chetco Point Park features easy trails, great views and access to beach and intertidal areas. Look for seals and birdlife among the numerous rocky outcroppings. 

The park is comprised of a large area with thick rye grass, two picnic tables, horseshoe pits and a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. Follow the walking trail south of the grassy area. It provides beach access to Chetco Cove Beach on your left and Mill Beach on your right. Chetco Cove Beach contains rich troves of shells, stones and marine life. Continue on the main trail climbing up rather than descending to the beach, and you will cross an attractive, sturdy wooden bridge spanning a narrow gap in the trail. A short climb past the bridge takes you out to the bluff and the south end of Chetco Point.

At the point, you will be standing on a hundred foot high plateau surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean. Looking straight out on the horizon is the St. George Reef Lighthouse near Crescent City (California). The waters are likely to be dotted with fishing boats, pleasure crafts and – during their migration seasons – the occasional whale. The unforgettable vista will justify your decision to visit Brookings and settle your determination to return. 

Getting There

To get there you need to locate Brookings’ wastewater treatment facility. Find the post office and drive half a mile toward the ocean on Wharf Street. You will find a graveled area with parking for a dozen cars on the left. Behind the sign at the park entrance is a trail running beside the treatment facility. In fifty yards the trail opens to the Point.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating based on 73 reviews


  • TripAdvisor Rating
    May 9, 2022

    Gorgeous views of rugged beach and rocks

    Bring your dog(s) to the dog park where they can run free off leash. The path is paved all the way down with slight hills. Definitely worth going to. Fantastic views.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    October 12, 2021
    Ryan B

    Perfect quick walk

    Stopped here shortly after crossing into Oregon on our 101 road trip and it’s the perfect welcome to the Oregon coast. You can park for free at the parking lot near the water treatment plant and head down to paved trail to the rock peninsula. The views all the way out are unparalleled. Sit and watch the waves crash into the massive rock formations or walk all the way out to the giant rock thing and hop around and explore the different viewpoints. Once out there, a sign says something about the trail not being maintained and it being dangerous to continue but it is pretty safe and comfortable and mostly paved. You can climb out far on the descending rocks as far as you want and most of the time it’s just a few feet down to the next group of rocks so even if you did fall you’re not going to tumble into the sea most likely. Having been in California for a few days before arriving here on found this to a welcome change going from the redwood coast to the beautiful famous rock formations that Oregon is known for and this place is the perfect showcase of the rugged Oregon coast. It’s right in the heart of Brookings too. My girlfriend quickly pulled out her phone as we entered the city limits and we were there parked within 5 minutes having never even heard of the place. Would definitely recommend for anyone traveling through the area.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    October 2, 2021

    Beautiful view, paved trail

    This is a paved walk with some steep hills up and down. So worth the view if you can navigate this. Our daughter used her hiking poles. There is a great bench for contemplation but we kindly did not interrupt the occupiers for our turn. You can also walk down to the beach on a gravel path but need to cross some big logs.

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    September 12, 2020

    Worth it

    Close to town... 2 minutes away... you park at the waste water treatment plant... our first impression was Oh Sh*t but... if you brave the stinky smells, when you follow the short trail out to the point, you are rewarded with gorgeous views and pristine beaches. Hidden treasure for sure!

  • TripAdvisor Rating
    November 23, 2019
    wallace s

    Seeing the great expanse that is the Pacific Ocean

    The walk from the parking lot to the point, is well worth the long walk, even when you have to walk by the sewage treatment plant (OMG). When you finally reach the point, there are forever views. I imagine that when the whales are heading south, or north, this must be a tremendous vantage point. This is a great place to watch the sunset. The scene of the sun setting, and couples in amorous embrace, in love with the scenery, and each other, is beautiful and moving. Being in love is the greatest gift.

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