We were in Newport for Lucy’s spring break this year, and what do you know — there’s a state park there!
This is part of our Oregon State Park challenge! Check out our progress here.
Agate Beach State Recreation Area is kind of tucked away on the north side of Newport, and it’s a pretty comfy place to go visit. There’s a tunnel connecting the parking lot to the beach area.
We didn’t find any agates, though Lucy had her eyes all over that beach. Turns out there aren’t any; the interpretive center at that lighthouse in the distance said it’s been cleaned out. We also had fun drawing pictures with sticks, which was my most favorite thing to do as a kid on the beach.
If you’re in Newport and aren’t already staying on or near the beach, this is a great place to go and get your fill.