Agate Beach Spot Guide

About Agate Beach

Agate Beach is another fetch of whimsical sandbars with mountains and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse to the north, protected from the N wind -- the farther up the beach you go, the better. Near the head, there's a rip current that serves as a nice paddling escalator.

Source: Agate Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner-Intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

South Beach and Agate Beach are regularly surfed whenever the swell is small enough, but there's heaps of room, especially up at Moolack Beach.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

None.

Access

For South Beach, exit Highway 101 into the signed South Beach State Park street and park in the large, paved parking lot. For Agate Beach, turn west onto NW Oceanview Drive, just north of Newport, onto the Agate Beach Wayside. For Moolack Beach, north of town, watch for the brown sign pointing to the dirt parking lot/turnout on the west side of the highway.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Mostly sand

Best Season

June-October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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