Coast Oregon Adventure Travel Guide

 

Agate Hunting on the Oregon Coast

by Nancy Passey

Agate Hunting on the Oregon Coast I started hunting agates years ago one Sunday morning out on the south jetty in Bandon, Oregon.  We were just getting ready to head out of town, but wanted to take one last walk on the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day with a low tide and I met a very nice school teacher that was searching for something along the waters edge.  She told me all about agates, in fact she gave me one.  From that moment on I was hooked and have been searching and collecting agates since.  

I have better luck when the sun is out and I can look over the rocks and see the shine of the agate sitting amongst other rocks.  After a storm and right at low tide is a perfect time to get down on the beach and see what you can find.  Many times near a jetty or large rocks is a place I'll head to.

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