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Beachcombing Exploriences

Unearth treasures from the Pacific as you hunt for gemstones, agates, jasper, petrified wood and other coastal jewels with a local expert.

Your treasure hunt begins with an orientation by a local guide at the SW 33rd Street beach access. Our expert guides you along the beach helping you find and identify coastal treasures such as agates, fossils, shells, and minerals, explaining our unique coastal geology along the way. Beachcombing Exploriences last approximately one to two hours. This program is free and registration is not required.

To get to the SW 33rd Street beach access from Highway 101, turn west on SW 35th Street, take a right at SW Anchor Ave, and the access will be on your left-hand side. Parking is available at SW 35th and SW 32nd streets.

Essential Beachcombing Gear

Beachcombing is ideal during winter. Plan on bringing:

2020 Exploriences Dates

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 @ 9 am
Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 10 am
Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 9 am
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 1 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 9 am
Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 2 pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 9 am
Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 2 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 10 am
Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 8 am - CANCELED
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 12 pm - CANCELED
Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 2 pm - CANCELED

Weather conditions may impact our dates and times—when that is the case, please check back here and on the Explore Lincoln City Facebook page for changes.

Safety

Please be mindful as you beachcomb and practice beach safety. Always face the ocean, be wary of beach logs and debris, protect wildlife habitat, and keep small children and animals near you at all times. For more beach safety tips, visit the Oregon Parks and Recreation website.

Lincoln City Exploriences

Discover Lincoln City's Exploriences program, a series of free, hands-on learning events led by local experts. Not only will you enjoy a richer experience during your visit, you'll also be eligible to get some "members only" benefits. Check out all of our Exploriences.

Instructors

Our Beachcombing Exploriences are sponsored by Rock Your World: Pacific NW Gem & Jewelry Gallery and local expert Laura Joki. Laura is GORP (Guide & Outfitters Recognized Professional) certified. When Laura is not out treasure hunting, she can be found at her shop, Rock Your World, in the Nelscott District of Lincoln City. This shop is heaven for rockhounds and gemstone enthusiasts, featuring locally found fossils, gems and rocks. Laura and her husband, Mike, craft handmade jewelry and gifts available to purchase.

Have a detailed question on beachcombing? Contact Laura at 541-351-8423 or at ljoki@rockyourworldgems.com.

There are many key beachcombing spots in Lincoln City, waiting for you to discover them. To learn more about beachcombing locations and the treasures you can find, visit our Beachcombing page or call us at 541-996-1274.

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