Agate Beach State Recreation Site
|Agate Beach State Recreation Site|
Along a path leading to the beach
|Location||Lincoln County, Oregon|
|Nearest city||Newport Lincoln County, Oregon, United States|
|Area||18.48 acres (7.48 ha)|
|Elevation||16 feet (5 m)|
|Operated by||Oregon Parks and Recreation Department|
|Visitors||about 190,000 a year|
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.
- "Agate Beach State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- "Agate Beach State Recreation Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
- Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks (2nd ed.). Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 78–79. ISBN 0-89886-794-0.
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