|Oregon Coast Agates|
Oregon Coast agate hunting is a great activity for the whole family. Any time is a good time to put your toes in the sand and hunt for agates, but if you're able to be on the beach right after a storm or are there December - March, your chances are even better. Agates are small pieces of rock that has eroded from cliff along beaches or rivers that end up in the ocean and get a natural polish by the surf. These rocks tend to get buried in the sand. After a storm, the wind and waves remove some of the sand, leaving the agates exposed.
The best areas to look for agates are:
Cannon Beach to Cape Falcon
Tillamook Bay (along Bay Ocean Road)
The beach between Netarts and Oceanside
Otter Rock to Newport - Beverly Beach, Moolack Beach
Newport North Jetty
To get more information about Oregon Coast agates, you'll find up to date information on the blog Agates of the Oregon Coast
Grant’s Getaways Agate Hunting on the Oregon Coast > by Grant McOmie, February 8th, 2013.
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