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Remote beach offering thunderous waves, big rocks and sea lions.

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Secluded beach and some Agates too

On Labor Day we decided to go to Agate Beach and have some beach fun and add to our 10 year old's rock collection. It was a long windy road to Agate Beach near Bolinas, but very... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2013
Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

On Labor Day we decided to go to Agate Beach and have some beach fun and add to our 10 year old's rock collection. It was a long windy road to Agate Beach near Bolinas, but very pretty. The beach is secluded, (even on Labor Day, the beach was almost empty). The walk to the beach is easy and there... More 

Thank Chris101264
seymour tn
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This beach cove was absolutely beautiful, isolated, peaceful, quiet (except for the sea lions we could hear but not see!) and fun. The hike down is easy and the hike back up is not bad at all - and we are not in great shape! We left with a bagful of agate and other beautiful rocks and driftwood pieces. This... More 

2 Thank gwatts1014
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198 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Only place you could hunt for agate and keep the gem. Agate are the white translucent rocks polished smooth by the waves. We collected pieces from pea pebbles to about half and inch. Camp at the Patrick's Point State Park pick camp sites near the ocean side and it's an easy downhill hike to the beach; coming back up is... More 

5 Thank drKSG
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

I should say going in that I am not a huge rock hound, and finding agates was not the primary goal in going to this beach. However, we were pleasantly surprised by this beach. There were a lot of beautiful rocks, and we even found a few small agates! If you're expecting to be falling over tons of thumb sized... More 

2 Thank wendywr
Tyler, Texas
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550 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing!! Went there last week and had the entire beach to ourselves. Searched for shells and rocks, found hundreds of LIVE starfish and even seals! Just amazing! Can be alittle hard hard to find but well worth it, take the time to go to this treasure.

4 Thank WildHaireHiking
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106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

I was here on September 10th, the trail down to the beach was closed due to heavy rain washing it out. Still beautiful views!

Thank Awaywego1999
Elburn, Illinois
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

This beach was difficult to find, the town was...well, lets say, interesting and the beach, when you walk down the path, the first sight you get is the drainage tile from the town. I drove for hours looking specifically for this beach and it was a huge disappointment. I'd suggestion not going out of your way for this one.

4 Thank tmyil Y
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2008

The beach view from atop is breathtaking. There is a steep walk down, but it isn't too bad. Young kids may need to be carried. It is more of a pebbly beach, not sandy. If you are here to hunt for agates, be prepared to hunt. The beach is picked along so much that agates are really hard to find.... More 

3 Thank BsyTrvlnFmly
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 12, 2008

If you like rocks youll love agate beach. i could sift through the rocks all day long. you may even find an agate, kids really like it as well.

1 Thank michealgaleigh
Phoenix, AZ
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2008

I visited Agate beach (near Bolinas) with my husband and two young children. We had a difficult time finding the beach initially and were not thrilled with the town of Bolinas. The town was very small with some unusual characters. Our main purpose was the search for tidepools, which were aplenty. We went at the perfect time, during a negative... More 

2 Thank Stacy H

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