You have to want to get there as there is a daily fee to enter the park and with construction the parking lot close to the entrance is closes. In addition care needs to be taken on the path and stairs down to the beach. But it is certainly worth it if you want to be on a private beach...
When we went we had the beach mostly to ourselves. Make sure to go at low tide, otherwise you can't see any of the pools. We went at low tide, and were able to see a lot of snails, hermit crabs, anemones, sea weeds, and there is a beautiful red-purple lichen that is prevalent here.
I could spend hours here! I came here as a child and just came back with my own son and my parents. The trail to walk down to the beach is beautiful. We only looked for a little bit and found about 4 agates! A great part of the beach and my all time favorite.
Agate Beach is part of Patrick's Point State Park and is accessed by a long trail down from the park. But it is worth it. Having always been a beachcomber, I loved being able to sit down on the gravel/sand and run my fingers through it to see what treasures I could find. I found a couple of agates and...
We went at low tide to search the tide pools. We didn't see much, the seagulls were there first. The kids had fun picking up pieces of crab and trying to recreate a crab. They called it crab puzzles. They played with drift wood and climbed rocks. A fun morning.