Agate Beach State Recreation Site

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Agate Beach State Recreation Site
Agate beach recreation site.jpg
Along a path leading to the beach
Agate Beach State Recreation Site is located in Oregon
Agate Beach State Recreation Site
Type Public, state
Location Lincoln County, Oregon
Nearest city Newport Lincoln County, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 44°39′31″N 124°03′29″W / 44.6587278°N 124.0581726°W / 44.6587278; -124.0581726Coordinates: 44°39′31″N 124°03′29″W / 44.6587278°N 124.0581726°W / 44.6587278; -124.0581726[1]
Area 18.48 acres (7.48 ha)
Elevation 16 feet (5 m)
Created 1969
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Visitors about 190,000 a year[2]
Open Year-round

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.[2]

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.[2] Amenities include restrooms and a place to fish, surf, and dig for razor clams.[2] The site also has picnic tables, and activities on its beach may include kite flying, agate hunting, birdwatching, and photography.[3]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Agate Beach State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Agate Beach State Recreation Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks (2nd ed.). Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 78–79. ISBN 0-89886-794-0.