Agate Beach has its own mystique, which always brings it huge waves, and one of
the best views available from any beach on the island. The thing that makes it
more unique from any other beach on Lopez, is the sound of the tumbling pebbles
on each wave. The beach is structured in a way that when a wave hits the beach,
it pulls back many small rocks with it creating a very relaxing melody. It could
be referred as a rainforest sand tube.
Agate Beach is mostly full of small
rocks, but if you come on a very low tide, the sandy banks will arise out of the
water. You can walk along the tidelands all the way up
and down the beach, but make sure you look at the public beach boundaries before
walking the beaches, half the of the beach is privately owned. Midway on the
beach, there is a huge bare rock about 50 feet away from the beach. On very low
tides this rock is accessible without getting wet. This is no private property
so don't be afraid to enjoy it. Agate Beach was donated to the public from our
Great Grand Father Seth Richey in 1948.