Beach-combing for Agates
Whiskey Run Beach - off Hwy 101 about 20 miles from us - is where the Pacific Ocean generously renews the agate supply every year during the winter. At this time of year, storms are the hardiest and the tides uncover great beds of gravel. This brings the lighter weight stones characteristic of gem material to the top. Remember these agate-bearing beaches often change their surface features, depending on storms and high tides, possibly within just one tides cycle of 6 hours.