Agate Beach is remote enough to disconnect from the noise of the world but close enough to connect to the sound of nature. A great way to get to the beach is by parking your car at the Agate Beach campground and hiking the long flight of stairs down to the beach. It is the perfect place to watch the whales, sea lions and numerous shorebirds that reside on the beach. The sea at Agate Beach is best enjoyed from the beach itself with a picnic in hand. While the waters at Agate Beach appear picturesque the sharp cliffs and powerful riptides make swimming highly not recommended. All visitors are cautioned to exercise the utmost safety and care while in the water. Never turn your back on the water, or trust that you can withstand what you may think is a minor wave.