Agate Beach is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Agate Beach is named for the  agates that are found on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean between Newport and Yaquina Head. Agate Beach post office was established in 1912 and closed in 1971. 
Historically, the area's most famous citizen is Composer
Ernest Bloch, who spent his later years in the community. The 1914  Ernest Bloch House is on the National Register of Historic Places and was once owned by the son of Asahel Bush and his family. 
In June 2012 a 165-ton floating dock dislodged from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami washed up ashore,
creating a popular tourist attraction as well as a panic to remove potential invasive species.  
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^ a b "Agate Beach". . Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980 . Retrieved . July 25, 2014
^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) . (7th ed.). Oregon Geographic Names Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 878. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
^ Friedman, Ralph (1993) . (3rd ed.). Portland, Oregon: Pars Publishing Company. p. 15. Oregon for the Curious ISBN 0-87004-222-X.
^ "Ernest Bloch House". Oregon Historic Sites Database: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation . Retrieved . January 17, 2010
^ Barnard, Jeff (June 7, 2012). "Agate Beach, Oregon: Dock from Japan Tsunami Washes Ashore". Huffington Post. Associated Press.
^ Tobias, Lori (June 13, 2012). "OSU Scientists Feel a "Cast of Very Bad Characters" May Have Arrived on Dock from Japan". The Oregonian.
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