Everything You Need to Know About Kelly’s Brighton Marina

Are you searching for a great place to enjoy outdoor activities on the Oregon Coast? Look no further than Kelly’s Brighton Marina. Located on the majestic Nehalem Bay, Kelly’s is a premier destination for crabbing, fishing, camping, and more. The marina is owned by Kelly and Janice Laviolette, who have more than 26 years of experience working in fisheries and marinas. In 2010, the couple bought the marina, added extra dock space, and created an inviting atmosphere where people can relax and enjoy each other’s company. What’s better than that? Here’s why a trip to the Marina should be in your plans.

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Tours & Services

One of the best ways to explore the spectacular Nehalem Bay is by taking a self-guided tour out of Kelly’s Marina. Guests can rent a 15-foot Klamath boat and discover fishing holes, remote beaches, and plenty of gorgeous scenery. The Marina also offers a ferry service to Nehalem Bay State Park where you can stroll sandy beaches and admire basking harbor seals.

Crabbing & Fishing

Crabbing at Kelly’s is an absolute must when you visit the Oregon Coast! Kelly himself teaches guests about the fascinating art of crabbing and will show you how to catch, clean, and cook Dungeness crabs properly. Crabbing has been a passion of Kelly’s since he was a child, and it’s a wonderful activity for visitors of all ages. If you don’t want to catch your own, the marina has tanks with live crabs, clams, and oysters that you can cook up and eat right on the dock.

As an added bonus, Nehalem Bay offers fantastic Oregon Coast fishing. It’s one of the best places to catch native Chinook salmon and Steelhead trout! Anglers can stop by the marina store for bait and tackle, supplies, and snacks, then cast a line off the dock or rent a boat and fish out on the bay. Be sure to ask the staff where to go so you can catch a big one!


If you just can’t get enough of the great outdoors, Kelly’s Brighton Marina is the perfect place to spend the night. Feel free to pitch a tent or pull up an RV, then cook some freshly-caught seafood on the fire pit and enjoy a lovely evening under the stars. The marina campground has showers, restrooms, WiFi, and a store.

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