Agate Beach State Recreation Site, Newport

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Agate Beach State Recreation Site is a state park between Newport and Agate Beach in Lincoln County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Lying between new and old U.S. Highway 101, the 18.48-acre (7.48 ha) park offers beach access via a path from the parking lot through a tunnel under the old highway. Amenities include restrooms and a place to fish, surf, and dig for razor clams. The site also has picnic tables, and activities on its beach may include kite flying, agate hunting, birdwatching, and photography.
Created in 1969 from land bought from the Lincoln County Development Company, the park is open year-round. About 190,000 people visit the park each year.
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  • Walked this beach for over an hour in February. The breeze was brisk but not too cold given the sunlight. Was told this is unusual weather for February. A long sandy beach to walk. Parked at the.....  more »
  • Even at low tide there was beach for our dogs to run and play. We walked the entire beach at high tide with our dogs. There was some drift wood and a couple shells and jelly fish. There is a viewcof.....  more »
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  • Beautiful beach with unique character. Not a lot of people. Clean water and majestic waves. Do not expect to find any agates though... There are no rocks on this beach at all. Many years ago the beach was covered in beautiful little rocks and agates. None remain.
  • Agate beach is a fine example of how humans affect the natural environment. These amazing dunes have a high water line filled with micro plastics. I encourage you to visit and collect some of the pieces. Get creative. Imagine it as you would beach glass. Then..maybe use less plastic.

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