Chetco Point Park and Mill Beach South Oregon Beachlife Scenic Views

• Chetco Point is one of the most scenic spots in Brookings
• Chetco Point Park has a large grassy area with picnic tables and restrooms

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Chetco Point Park and Chetco Beach sit in the charming town of Brookings in Southern Oregon.

The park's location next to Brookings Wastewater Treatment Plant might appear suspicious, but you will be surprised. This is one of the most scenic spots in Brookings!

Chetco Point is a rocky bluff extending into the ocean with panoramic views of Brookings Harbor, Table Rock, Mill Beach, and Macklyn Cove. On a clear day, you can see as far as the St. George Reef Lighthouse near Crescent City.

Chetco Point sits between Cheto Beach on the left and Mill Beach on the right. You can get to the rocky Chetco Beach from the same parking lot when you visit the point.

To get to Mill Beach easily, you will have to drive to a small parking lot down the road. Even if you have good health insurance, sliding down to Mill Beach from Chetco Point is not recommended.

Chetco Point Park takes 9 acres and has a large grassy area with picnic tables and restrooms. The park, Chetco Beach, Chetco Point, and nearby Mill Beach create a fantastic playground for hiking, picnicking, beachcombing, nature viewing, and other adventures!

Chetco Point Park and Mill Beach South Oregon Beachlife Scenic Views
Chetco Beach


One of the main draws of Chetco Point Park is the 0.5-mile trail to the bluff. This easy, mostly paved trail has scenic views every step of the way.

The trail leading from the parking lot branches out. Go to the right to reach Chetco Point. Head left to go down to Chetco Beach.

Please keep in mind that some areas are for hiking only; no bikes are allowed.

Rockhounding and Beachcombing

Chetco Beach is a fantastic rockhounding and beachcombing spot. This small rocky beach collects a lot of material from the nearby Chetco River.

You can find the usual agates, jaspers, and petrified wood here. However, your rock collection's highlight would be finding a red jasper.

The best time to find interesting rocks and various shells is at low tide and after the storms.

If you want even more rock collecting - hit the Mill Beach on the other side of Chetco Point.

Tidepool Watching

Chetco Beach is full of rocky formations trapping colorful ocean creatures and plants. Go on the low tide to see ocean life in nature-made aquariums.

Please remember not to touch or remove any flora and fauna because the ocean is a sensitive ecosystem we must protect.

If you want to see more tidepools, you can do it at Mill Beach.

Wildlife and Nature Viewing

You can often spot seals on the rocky outcroppings. During migration season, Chetco Point is a great whale-watching place. The area is also home to various seabirds, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.

The park has lush foliage and wildflowers blooming from April through October, adding color to the breathtaking scenery.

Chetco Point Park and Mill Beach South Oregon Beachlife Scenic Views
Chetco Point Trail

Chetco Point Park Camping, Lodging & Vacation Rentals

There is no camping at Chetco Point Park, but Brookings has various lodging options.

Brookings Tide Pools
Tide Pools

Chetco Point Park | Facts

Open: Year-round
Managed by: Oregon State Parks

Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables
Activities: Hiking, beachcombing, rockhounding, picnicking & nature viewing
Day-use fees: None

Chetco Point Park is located:

  • 29 miles southeast of Gold Beach
  • 97 miles southwest of Grants Pass
  • 166 miles southwest of Roseburg.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Chetco Point Park

From Highway 101 in Brookings,

  • Turn right onto Wharf Street and follow it for 0.4 miles.

Phone: (541) 469-1103

905 Wharf St, Brookings, OR 97415

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