Agate Beach State Recreation Site, Newport

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • I have been to Newport MANY times in my life. I grew up in Oregon, but I had never been to Agate beach until yesterday. Boy, was I missing out! It is the cleanest most uniquely beautiful beach I've...  more »
  • Just getting from the car to the water was a good walk on pitted sand dunes with insane wind-- was it bad? not at all! Beautiful beach - uncrowded - and the water wasn't nearly as cold as I thought....  more »
  • 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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