Razor clam digging is the name of the game at this furtastic beach. But that's not all! People also love to come to this beach for surfing and fishing. There are nearby surf shops that offer equipment rentals and lessons. And with over 18 acres of room to roam on the sand, your dog can romp, splash in the ocean, stroll for shells and agates, or sunbathe with you. Big Creek runs across the area of the beach where it meets the vegetation, which makes it an enjoyable and tranquil spot for your dog to play in the water if the waves are too high or your dog is afraid of the ocean.
You will find restrooms on site, and lots of spots that are woofderful for a picnic next to the ocean. And if your pup is a hiker, there's the Ocean to Bay Trail. While providing access to the beach from parking areas, the trail also stretches out of the site and through forested terrain all the way to NE Harney Street. It crosses both the new Highway 101 and the old Highway 101 too, with a tunnel underneath the latter for safe traveling. Parking is easy with two areas, one small right near the beach off of NW Oceanview Drive (Old Highway 101), and the other a larger lot on the other side of the street and down Agate Beach State Wayside that offers enough room for trailer parking too. And without any fees, this puptastic beach is truly a gem!
Agate Beach sees over 100,000 visitors throughout the year, with peak times during the summer. Your dog is allowed on the beach at any time, all year long. Best of all, your dog can romp off leash! Always carry a leash in hand in case you need it, and be sure your dog is trained, under voice command, and in sight at all times. Bring all the essentials for a furbulous day in the sun and sand, including water to share and clean-up bags, and be sure to pick up after your pup.
Looking for a great beach in Newport? Bring your family and furry companion to Agate Beach State Recreation Site today!