Kelly's Brighton Marina, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Address:


Rockaway Beach, OR, 97118 (map it)
(503) 368-5745
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Amenities:

  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Fireplace
  • Continental fullbreakfast

Located on magnificent Nehalem Bay, Kelly’s Brighton Marina is the premier spot for crabbing, fishing, camping, fresh cooked seafood and taking in the sights and sounds of the North Oregon Coast.

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, Rockaway Beach, OR, 97118

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Kelly's Brighton Marina LLC
4.7
Based on 1165 reviews
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Arushi Kandya
Arushi Kandya
22:13 15 Jul 21
One of the great hidden gems camp site.We were very last minute but they do allow first come first serve. Super easy... check in and check out. Kind of catch. We had just perfect view to the lake.Cherry on the top: they do some charging spots, restaurants, fire wood and store in case you need. It was one of our first and best camping at RV resort.Highly recommend to stay, and their staff is nothing but helpful. You will need to pay some minimal amount for shower which was ok for us, since i think its a great way to save water as people will use it judiciously.read more
Ian strait
Ian strait
01:04 11 Jul 21
Came today and spent 5 hours, unfortunately we were unable to get any keepers.There a few things, the facilities and... setup were nice, dock, cooking and desk staff were pretty friendly for the most part.The only bummer was that after 5 hours and close to $100 we ended up spending almost that to have them cook crabs so we could have them for dinner.I wish I had just bought the crabs to begin with honestly.I probably won't go back although I recommend checking it out if you haven't been or need a camping spot (not sure on prices). Beautiful views, oh did I mention kittens.read more
Tayler Kolin
Tayler Kolin
06:43 29 Jun 21
This place was great! Seems like a fantastic place to take the family for a day trip.Every person who worked there was... super friendly and personable. From renting the hoops, whoever was at the counter was fun and cracking jokes, to getting down on the docks and getting to see the dock master holding a seagull showcasing the he was knowledgeable enough to know it was an adolescent gull based on its size; which was just adorable to see.At one point while waiting for the crab to cook someone who worked there offered to have me hold one of the kittens they have about the place which made my whole day.When the crab was done cooking they served it up with crab butter (I guess fat from the crab and butter mixed and served in its shell) and we ate next to the fire pit. And they'll give you the crab heart speared up which just makes you feel so viscous! haha.Seriously, one of the best days I've had in a long time and while it would have been great even without all the effort they seem to put in to making it a fun experience; it really made the difference. I'm still gushing about it hours later and I'll be telling anyone/everyone I can about how great this was and taking any friends and family I can back here.read more
Nick
Nick
02:50 27 Jun 21
Awesome, friendly, and helpful staff. Prices very reasonable for boat rental and crabbing. amazing views and great... location. staff will even cook your catch for you. Oysters, clams, and crabs also available for purchase if you didn't catch anything. The shop at the marina also has anything you need for the boating excursion.read more
Cody Barham
Cody Barham
15:21 12 Jun 21
This place is pretty cool. We did some dockside crabbing and enjoyed some fresh steamer clams. The kids had a lot of... fun, next time I think we'll rent a boat for crabbing. They don't allow dogs on the dock, but ours was welcome in the patio dining area.read more
Rain Marid
Rain Marid
02:19 01 Jun 21
My family and I enjoy going out to Kelly's for boat rental and crabbing in the bay. This memorial day, it was our... fourth time out crabbing on the bay and overall it was fun. We took lots of pictures, walked on the sandy beach, had loads of fun crabbing for the keepers. Even though, we happen to experience another family picking up our traps. Here is what happened, we set out our traps and decided to go onto the sandy beach for a few minutes...while doing so we noticed another family pulling out our traps and taking our catch just before heading off to the docks. I attached some of the screenshots from a video that I took of them taking my buoy's out. We understand you may get confused once but twice that's a different story. What was especially fishy was how they left right after taking the catch. I would have never thought that there was poaching going on here so I wanted to come on here to warn everyone who will be going on the bay to crab. Don't take your eyes off of your bouey's! Because if you do you might just experience the same thing that my family and I did.JUST BE AWARE OF THE CRAB POACHERS!!read more
Fidel Negrete
Fidel Negrete
15:38 31 May 21
Had an amazing experience with the family! We did the crabbing on the boat. Everyone had a fun time enjoyed what we... caught. It was a new experience for everyone and it won't be the last time. Thank you to everyone at Kelly's. We'll see you again!read more
Eddy “Eddy” Zhuo
Eddy “Eddy” Zhuo
23:11 26 May 21
Wonderful place for crabbing! The staff are so friendly and helpful. They shows us many crabbing tips on the dock. You... can also rent boat to go crabbing too. Thank you for the wonderful memories for our kiddos! They will cook your crab for you if you want to eat it right away. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐read more
Hannah Maiden
Hannah Maiden
23:11 14 May 21
A crabbers dream! They have everything you need! Prices are super good! People are friendly! Place is super cool!... Definitely want to come here again 😊read more
Tabatha Turnbull
Tabatha Turnbull
23:47 03 May 21
My husband and I first visited 6 years ago and couldn’t wait to come back. Brought the kids with us this time and... celebrated my birthday.I love the small town vibe of this place. Can’t wait to come back in the future 🦀read more
Colin Davis
Colin Davis
11:31 21 Apr 21
This place is magical. It's a great family-friendly environment and my daughter kept telling me how much she loved the... visit. She was so excited to catch baby crabs, handle the full-sized ones and the tiny sea eels and that was a huge change for her. Who needs electronics when the kids will interact with nature at a place like this?read more
Adrian Maziak
Adrian Maziak
00:11 14 Apr 21
Best crabbing spot @Rockaway.. Friendly staff, great setup, and ample room once the crowds kick in during the peak. We... took a boat out, lots caught but not the keeper size. Irrespective our 10 year old had a ton of fun. 2 hours seems about the right time, do check how gusty it is. We had a relatively calm day.read more
sonrisa gleason
sonrisa gleason
20:20 10 Apr 21
This place is absolutely wonderful! The staff was friendly and the suite was huge. Much cleaner than some of the 4 star... hotels i have stayed in recently. Also right down the road from Kelly's Marina where we were able to go crabbing. That place is also awesome with extremely reasonable prices.Anyway it was a blast, can't wait to return!read more
Danielle Tessier
Danielle Tessier
00:26 06 Apr 21
This place is fantastic! Reasonably priced for sure and fun for the whole family! If you plan on crabbing off the dock... bring chairs.. but we had such a good time! They rent out the pots, tell you what to do, and they cook and clean your keepers for you too! Perfect for people new to crabbing or just looking for a fun activity.read more
Carrie G
Carrie G
21:11 05 Apr 21
I love the elephant section!
Patricia Aulner
Patricia Aulner
20:56 26 Mar 21
Despite the cooler semi foggy morning we had a great time. All the staff were very helpful n friendly. We enjoyed... crabbing from the dock. We even got two that were big enough to keep n they cooked them right there n ate them! Definitely recommend going here! Kids had a blast!read more
Sarah Adamson
Sarah Adamson
20:24 07 Mar 21
We loved this place! We stopped on our trip down the coast and we loved it. Kelly is such a great guy!
Katherine Sims
Katherine Sims
17:52 05 Mar 21
Great experience. They were very patient with a large group of novices and if they laughed at us (rightfully so), they... at least did it from shore so we couldn't hear it. I've never driven a boat but their instructions were simple and clear so I got the hang of it quickly, at least enough not to run aground. Best part was their instruction that we shouldn't need to shut off the boat but if we do, push the red button then restart it like a lawn mower. I probably needed to shut it off 6-7 times as my steering would not win any awards, so I was grateful for the info. We went really early in the season so although we only caught one crab we could keep between 4 boats, we had a great time hauling up the pots full of small crabs, naming them, then tossing them back, usually away from the opportunistic seagulls. Cheering for your pot puller really helps with catching crabs as well as scaring other boats away from your prime crabbing waters. And all the noise garners interest from seals who were probably wondering what the crazy humans are doing. A great way to spend a few hours and well worth the sore muscles.read more
mae esquibel
mae esquibel
19:46 23 Jan 21
We tried to decide whether paying for prepared crab or catching ourselves was a better option. Was urged and assured by... staff that catching our own was the better option. They didn’t tell us nobody was catching anything all day so $30 later we had no crab. Felt scammed. Also the obese dog is super cute but she is clearly struggling w arthritis and other issues and should be put on a diet :( The long-haired guy working the dock was super nice.read more
Oksana Bokova
Oksana Bokova
05:22 18 Oct 20
It was our first time on a boat and crabbing. So one of the stuff member went with us and explained everything in... details. It was very kind of them.Boat rent is $110 for 2 hours (and it’s absolutely worth it!) and they cook the crabs you catch.Crabs were delicious and customer service on the highest level. Kelly even helped us himself, very nice man.We catch 3 crabs, and it was awesome!!! Thanks for this opportunity.read more
Erica cruz
Erica cruz
15:53 11 Oct 20
Will made my birthday a memorable day. He provided excellent service and provided information and tips on getting crab.... The boats were ready on time and well kept. He was friendly and with a great attitude. The other staff was amazing as well with tips and details while cleaning the crab. Definitely will be coming again!!read more
Michael Benson
Michael Benson
16:43 07 Oct 20
This place is absolutely incredible. Talk about a well oiled machine. They can move people through here at an... unbelievable pace all with good service. We got the boat for 2 hours and caught 9 Dungeness crab! They then cook the crab for you. We had a blast and will be returning as often as we can!read more
Josh Hughes
Josh Hughes
03:57 07 Oct 20
Such a fun experience! But not for the faint of heart... it's adventurous, gross, stretching and beautiful all at... once. They give you a little training and turn you loose with a boat and some crab pots. We caught tons, then they cook it up for you. More crab than we could eat. Highly recommend if you're adventurous!read more
Vexatious
Vexatious
23:41 18 Sep 20
Access is right off hwy. Grab your tent, r.v. or sleep in the car and crab all day! Rent a ring, which comes with bait,... throw it off the dock, or rent a boat. Crabbing is always fun but when we can catch crab that are actually big enough to eat, double bonus! And this is the place! Plus, they'll cook them for you!! We barely had to shop the whole 3 days...we just ate crab and were happily satisfied :-)read more
Nina Scanlon
Nina Scanlon
03:37 13 Sep 20
The staff is so friendly and helpful. They made room for us to pitch our tent when we had no where else to stay. We... didn't go crabbing, but it looked interesting and fun.read more
John Hayes
John Hayes
01:39 12 Sep 20
Always a fun camping trip! Even if you strike out getting your own crabs, they've got plenty, and will do 'em up right... for ya! Absolutely the nicest folks, too!read more
R.R. Revamp
R.R. Revamp
06:09 08 Sep 20
Crabbing, fishing, nature and camping they were awesome and we had a blast!
Chris P.
Chris P.
21:19 05 Sep 20
This place is great, alway head there when I’m near the coast. Tried crabbing for the first time and caught a couple... giant crab that they will cook and clean for you. They also offer overnight camping with TVs or tents which was very convenient.read more
Nelson Balboa
Nelson Balboa
20:44 05 Sep 20
Closed access to the beach and the dock for crabbing and fishing
Alex Hawkins
Alex Hawkins
21:58 29 Aug 20
It took awhile to get our boat as it was super busy but everyone was super nice and even though we ended up with only 1... crab it was a fun experience with friendsread more
Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson
05:39 26 Aug 20
Place to go where you can rent a small fishing boat, they allow up to 6 adults on board. We had 3 adults and 1 big kid... plus a baby and two smaller kids but they said only 6. They did eventually accommodate. Boat rental $110 first two hours, $25 after. You can only take it out into the small cove. They stock boat with three pre baited crab nets. What you catch they will clean and cook for you if you like. When we went we were not catching anything keepable, too many boats in one spot. Overall kids had a fun time dropping the nets. Tennis shoes recommended (ones you can get wet), boat has metal floor- no carpeting. Slipped around several times cane away with sore muscles.read more
Andrea Havery
Andrea Havery
02:20 26 Aug 20
Had tons of fun with my boys! People are super friendly!
J. Mann
J. Mann
16:59 24 Aug 20
Beautiful camping, you get to watch the sun sets on the marina, boat rentals, crab right off the dock. I love the... little spot where you can sit or hang out while they cook the loot of the day. Such a great place!read more
Hannah Gilbert
Hannah Gilbert
22:44 20 Aug 20
Seriously such a fun experience!! We were welcomed with such a friendly & humorous staff. We threw in pots off the dock... and had a blast! The guys on the dock were very helpful and professional. The gals that took our crabs and cooked them for us to take home were very patient and answered all the questions our kids asked about their jobs!! So much fun and highly recommend!! 10/10 for sure 👌🏼read more
Sandra Ponce
Sandra Ponce
04:45 09 Aug 20
If you love crab and oysters you have to go eat here. Will recommend to bring some butter, salt, hot sauce and limes... with you. You can buy this as sides also. You can also go catch your own crab. Brig your favorite drink also.read more
Colleen Ohler
Colleen Ohler
14:32 07 Aug 20
Kelly and Janice are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. Kelly's exuberance is the driving force at his... marina. The staff are all excellent and it is a wonderful way to spend a day.I'll be heading back in a few weeks. Such a family favorite!read more
James Peoples
James Peoples
02:53 06 Aug 20
Love this place. Rent boats and go crabbing, throw a ring off the dock, or just camp out and relax. The turn off is on... a big curve with a little bit of limited visibility so be careful. Tent and TV spaces available. Perfect location between Rockaway Beach and Manzanita. Weekends get busy, like crazy crazy busy, but the staff are always doing their best and are always happy to help.read more
Jen Jen
Jen Jen
21:51 24 Jul 20
The best place to relax without a doubt .. I have been going here for almost 12 years. Literally since I was a little... girl! And I love it! it is my favorite place to go relax & have fun! Kelly & His wife are always amazing and ensure everyone has a good experience. Have always made my enormous Family feel welcomed.read more
Genghis Quan
Genghis Quan
14:57 22 Jul 20
Went to visit friends who were camping here. Beautiful view and relaxing area. Very nice. My friends said they sell... freshly caught crab and clams there as well.read more
CatlikeTomato34
CatlikeTomato34
23:52 21 Jul 20
We spent $67 on crab rings. We measured every crab we caught and ended up with our bucket 3/4 full. The lady who went... to measure our crabs said that none of them met the requirements despite us getting measuring all of them before hand. I went to buy something in the shop afterward and I heard the same lady tell a customer what she did to my family laughing .The one star is for the nice boys who helped us set up our bait.read more
Liz Blackwell
Liz Blackwell
05:15 19 Jul 20
I've been meaning to leave a review all year but the week we got home from our honeymoon, the pandemic started. We... visited here on Feb. 26, 2020. But I literally think about this place like everyday, 10/10 favorite stop on our honeymoon adventure. It was such a magical experience indulging in fresh oysters and clams by the fireside with a nice cold beer. All while overlooking the bay. I absolutely loved all the marina kitties running around too. This sweet one was all over us and it made us miss our own critters. The staff was super friendly, helpful and answered my newbie questions without judgement (this was my first oyster experience and I fell in love at first bite lol). We took a crab home to cook, which turned out heavenly. With the help of my husband and I both being pro chefs. I could keep going and going. We are 100% coming back someday. 🦀💜read more
cody chidester
cody chidester
00:55 12 Jul 20
This place was great- from the experience to the service to the atmosphere. The employees were wonderful and taught us... exactly how to crab, and the owner even taught us how to eat the crab since we are from Utah and have only eaten pre prepared crab before. The staff was friendly and helpful and I would definitely go again.read more
Colleen Lawrence
Colleen Lawrence
02:05 09 Jul 20
Love this place!! Friendly staff and good vibe. Order fresh crab or rent a boat and catch them yourself. Little shop is... fully stocked with wine, beer and snacks to enjoy on the water or with your crab. We opted to just rent a boat for an hour and ride around. When we got back, we ordered fresh cooked and cleaned crab and sat on a colorful table, enjoyed the sun and beautiful view of the marina.read more
Neal Fraser
Neal Fraser
00:19 09 Jul 20
Very awesome experience! We caught just enough keepers for everyone to have a good time and get some nibbles. The guys... got us out on the water quickly even with a big group. Would definitely recommend.read more
leslie munoz
leslie munoz
22:15 03 Jul 20
So much fun! Was my first time on the Oregon coast and crabbing. We had 3 good crabs that they cooked and cleaned for... us, nothing like fresh crab right on the shore. Definitely will be coming back!read more
Ryan
Ryan
01:04 02 Jul 20
Great little place wish it was a little warmer to rent one of Kelly's boat to crab. We ended up buying crabs at a great... priceread more
goldiluck rebollido
goldiluck rebollido
03:52 21 Jun 20
You can just buy crab and have them cook it! Also Oysters and clams. And good place to camp too!
Trip Advizor
Trip Advizor
06:37 17 Jun 20
It was absolutely breathtaking, wonderfully friendly people and just overall amazing atmosphere! Will definitely be back
Sara Solovei
Sara Solovei
02:31 17 Jun 20
My boyfriend and I stopped to check out Kelly’s on the way to Seaside for Labor Day Weekend a couple of years ago, and... ended up tent camping there on the way home! We had the best time, caught a bunch of yummy crab, and met great people around the fire pit. When my boyfriend woke up in the morning to get coffee, he brought back 2 kittens who hung out in our tent! We are planning on going back this Friday, June 20th for a couple nights, and we are SO EXCITED! See you soon, Kelly and friends!read more
Bonnie Eichenberger
Bonnie Eichenberger
23:42 05 Jun 20
Best place on the coast for fresh crab, oysters and clams. They are the nicest people and.make life fun!!
Nigel Dean
Nigel Dean
23:41 23 May 20
Kelly’s place is awesome, everything a person Wants to see at a marina! Crabs, oysters and clams all right out of the... ocean. Talk about service, Wilson got us crab bait and fixed us up with what we needed for our ocean adventure!! Don’t miss this cool family owned outfit if you make it to Oregon coast.read more
sandy ornelas
sandy ornelas
20:21 23 May 20
Can't say enough about how awesome this place is! Fun, safe, and great staff and wonderful owner!
Landon Kunz
Landon Kunz
03:09 08 May 20
Good prices... You can get boat and years to rent here .... They also have fresh seafood.
Justin Miller
Justin Miller
19:52 04 Nov 19
This place is something special. I love how you can decide your own level of involvement. Rent a fresh baited trap and... toss it off the dock with the kids or launch your own boat. Nothing is intimidating here. The friendly staff was patient and accomidating with my multiple, newbie questions. These are some of the hardest working employees I've ever seen. The store has a wide array of beers to pair with the seafood. 17 campsites have water front views and water/electric hookups. No dump here. Head to Bar View Jetty park outside Garibaldi to dump for 10 bucks. Sunsets can't be beat! We had a small, water issue (our fault) with our campsite and the man in the crab hat (Kelly, the owner) was on it in minutes. His cheerful mood was really refreshing! Don't hesitate to come here, this place takes your enjoyment seriously.read more
Sarah OBrien
Sarah OBrien
21:08 10 Oct 19
Best time we had in OR! We stopped and expected to stay an hour or so, but had so much fun crabbing and hanging out we... stayed all day! We got 2 HUGE crab and a few more keepers. Met the great Philipino Phil and got some amazing sauces. He fed us crab hearts speared with their own claws and crab butter- incidentally the best thing we ate on the trip too. We also bugged the crab out of Bryan (who could not be bugged), counted kittens, pet the sweet old Lily, explored and enjoyed. This place is great, stop and see.read more
Brie Zacher
Brie Zacher
20:02 02 Oct 19
We had the most amazing, unforgettable experience crabbing at Kelly’s Brighton Marina! We rented a boat, and crab pots... from Kelly’s, and crabbed in the bay for three hours! We caught about 8 pounds of crab, and then the nicest employee gutted, and cooked our crab for us right there!!!! The overall cost was $150, and that included the THEEE HOURS of boat rental, gas, life vests, THREE crab pots with bait, and cleaning/gutting/cooking the crab! Worth EVERY PENNY!! Such a great deal, and the coolest experience! One we won’t forget! The kid from Montana that cooked our crab was a gem to talk to, and the nicest employee also! Kelly the owner was also super kind, informative, and answered all our questions!read more
andy howell
andy howell
16:54 29 Sep 19
My Joe buddy works here which makes it better but to go visit but they have camping, RV parking/camping, boats to rent... to go fishing or crabbing, crabbing from the dock and they can cook the crab you catch for you right there. Enjoy a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soda, beer, and snacks you can purchase in the marina store, and most of all the crab you catch, around a warm fire outdoors without camping there. “ in my opinion the best part, that’s the main reason a lot of people go to the beach to enjoy a fire and the ocean air.” They sell crab, oysters and few other kinds of seafood. Plus they have Kelly almost always wearing a crazy crab hat. Great staff working the place. Enjoyment and fun for pretty much anyone.read more
Rainie Kirkevold
Rainie Kirkevold
05:57 27 Aug 19
Such a fun experience and amazing staff to help us first timers catch crab! Four stars instead of five only because it... looks kind of kitschy and rundown when you first get there. But the whole time was fun for our 2 families and 4 teens who “didn’t want to go” and then had such a good time that they want to go again. Also, they have fresh oysters and clams you can buy and cook the crab you catch right there or you can take it home. Great friendly place with a beautiful view. Can’t wait to go next summer!read more
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