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Lovely quiet beach

Agate beach is a hidden gem. It is near the town of Bolinas. The beach parking lot is difficult to... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Jean R
,
Utah
via mobile
Out of the way beach

This is not a beach you go to for sun bathing. It was VERY windy and cool. We were there at low... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Barbara D
,
Goshen, Indiana
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Remote beach offering thunderous waves, big rocks and sea lions.
  • Excellent45%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Agate beach is a hidden gem. It is near the town of Bolinas. The beach parking lot is difficult to find and I think even with GPS we more or less stumbled upon it. There are pit toilet style toilets but they were clean and...More

1  Thank Jean R
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is not a beach you go to for sun bathing. It was VERY windy and cool. We were there at low tide when there were lots of tide pools. There is an old beached whale on one part of the beach which is rather...More

1  Thank Barbara D
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Its a bit of steep hike up and down from the beach but if you are physically cable its worth it. Such a beautiful beach full of agate rocks for collecting. Well worth the time to check this place out and gather a souvenir or...More

Thank SteelCity13
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were sent here to do some tidepooling. We walked a long way at low tide. Didn't see any tide pools but did pick up cool rocks & driftwood. It does cost to park but minimum. Nice way to spend the afternoon!

Thank M L G
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is a bit of a hike to get to Agate Beach, and well worth it if you like hunting for treasures. Bring your sand pail and collect agates. It is a good idea to check the local tide table and come when the tide...More

Thank SivaOR
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

You have to want to get there as there is a daily fee to enter the park and with construction the parking lot close to the entrance is closes. In addition care needs to be taken on the path and stairs down to the beach....More

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

When we went we had the beach mostly to ourselves. Make sure to go at low tide, otherwise you can't see any of the pools. We went at low tide, and were able to see a lot of snails, hermit crabs, anemones, sea weeds, and...More

2  Thank wanderlust3142015
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

I could spend hours here! I came here as a child and just came back with my own son and my parents. The trail to walk down to the beach is beautiful. We only looked for a little bit and found about 4 agates! A...More

Thank emailm
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Agate Beach is part of Patrick's Point State Park and is accessed by a long trail down from the park. But it is worth it. Having always been a beachcomber, I loved being able to sit down on the gravel/sand and run my fingers through...More

5  Thank Debbie O
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

We went at low tide to search the tide pools. We didn't see much, the seagulls were there first. The kids had fun picking up pieces of crab and trying to recreate a crab. They called it crab puzzles. They played with drift wood and...More

3  Thank Carol L
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