Walking the beach searching for agates is an excellent way to spend some time outside at the coast. You can stumble upon an agates just about anywhere on a real lucky day, however there are beaches and locations along the coast that are better then others. The agates which are a smooth and colored anywhere from a translucent milky white color to many shades of colors such as blue, red, black, green and other shades are most likely found among the gravel beds that are found during the colder months of the year due to the repeated storms that occur during the winter season. The best times to get out and do a serious search is during a low tide during a mild day at the beach as you do not want to have to contend with big waves crashing ashore and a little sun behind your back will help the agates pop out from the rest of the rocks out there.
To check out some really cool agates, fossils, and other beach treasures that are found in the central coast areas check out the Oregon Agates blog here.
The agate hunting is most popular in the central coast regions between Lincoln City, Newport, and Yachats, but they are all over. If you are in the north coast checking out the beaches around Cape Meare’s is always a good idea as well as a few places further south. Here is a few additional ideas of beaches to check out driving south from Cape Meares, Short Beach, Oceanside, Cape Lookout Beach, Tierra Del Mar, Road’s End, all of Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, Fogerty Creek, Beverly Beach, Moolack Beach, Nye Beach, South Beach, and just south of Yachats at Bob Creek and Stonefield.
Great spot for a hike to a beautiful Oregon beach on the north coast that has nice gravel beds with agates, red and green jasper, petrified wood, beach glass, and many more interesting and unusual things to find while beach combing.
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