Low Tide Tour – Agate Beach County Park

Join Harbor WildWatch for a fun and educational public beach walk program on the stunning shorelines of the Salish Sea. Our knowledgeable and friendly biologists and volunteer naturalists will guide you through a hands-on exploration of the intertidal zone, where you will discover the incredible diversity of marine life that calls our local waters home.
During the program, you’ll learn good beach etiquette and get the chance to touch and examine creatures such as sea stars, crabs, and sea anemones, while learning about their unique adaptations and behaviors. You’ll also hear about the challenges facing our ocean ecosystems, and what you can do to help protect them.
This beach walk program is suitable for all ages and skill levels, and is perfect for families, school groups, or anyone with an interest in the natural world. Whether you’re a seasoned beachcomber or a first-time visitor, Harbor WildWatch’s beach walk program is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our local marine environment.
Our programs run in all weather, so please dress appropriately. We recommend closed-toe shoes for safety, rain boots, water shoes, or an old pair of sneakers you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, layers, and a snack if you think you will need it. Each beach walk will last approximately 60-90 minutes but you are welcome to peel off at any time before the beach walk concludes. Harbor WildWatch programs are always free, but a suggested donation of $2 per person or $5 family is appreciated.

Agate Beach County Park
Getting to the Beach: Park in designated areas. We will meet near the informational kiosk near the parking area. It’s likely that the stairs will be unavailable during our planned beach walk so a back up plan is to head out to Iceberg Point. Look for Harbor WildWatch staff and volunteers wearing blue.
Restroom: Pit toilet
Drinking Water: No
Address: Mackaye Harbor Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261


May 24 2024


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Agate Beach
Agate Beach, Lopez Island


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