Beachcombing Clinics

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

Our treasure hunt begins with an orientation by local expert Laura Joki at the SW 33rd Street beach access. Following that, Laura guides you along the beach and helps you identify coastal treasures like gemstones, agates, fossils, shells, jasper and minerals. Clinics last approximately two hours, and questions and feedback are encouraged. These clinics are complimentary and open to the public.

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 the winter and can be wet and chilly. Plan on bringing:

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

Clinic Dates

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 @ 12 pm
Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 9 am
Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 9 am
Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 3 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 2 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 12 pm
Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 1 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 3 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 1 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 11 am
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 3 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 11 am

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.

Our Beachcombing Clinics are sponsored by Rock Your World: Pacific NW Gem & Jewelry Gallery and local expert Laura Joki. When Laura is not out treasure hunting on the beach, 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 from their beach treasures.

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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