Beachcombing for Agates

For great tips from our local agate clubs, open the links below.

Know before you go! Plan your trip: Only hunt for agates at low tide. For tide times click here. Low tide after a big storm in winter is the best time to search for agates. Be prepared for changeable weather (bring rain gear) and know beach safety. Never turn your back on the ocean! Heading out with the kids? Please see Beach Safety Tips for Kids.

The annual Yachats Agate Festival, is a fabulous winter event offering beautiful displays, vendors, and opportunities to learn about agates and other gems, minerals, and fossils. Due to Covid-19, the festival is canceled in 2022, but mark your calendar for 2023 – you don’t want to miss this!

Agates before they are tumbled and polished