Agate Beach Park

Agate Beach offers miles of breathtaking shoreline below towering cliffs.

Rangers Recommend

  • At low tide, tidal pools fill with marine life like sea anemones.
  • On a clear day ocean views stretch to the Farrallon Islands.
  • The tidal ecosystem draws a wide variety of seabirds. Bring binoculars.
  • An Inclusive Access trail near the parking lot overlooks the beach and reef.
  • Friendly dogs on leash are welcome.
  • The beach is part of Duxbury Reef State Marine Reserve.
  • The charming village of Bolinas is nearby.


dog on leash
Dogs On Leash
Wheelchair Accessible


Beach, Benches, Parking, Restroom

Know Before You Go

  • All groups of 20 or more must obtain a permit in advance before visiting Agate Beach.
  • Learn more about this special reef from the West Marin EAC
  • Check tides and weather. It's best to visit at low tide, when surf is calm. Never turn your back on the ocean.
  • Do not disturb tidal pools, marine animals, or other wildlife.
  • Wear waterproof boots.
  • Wet rocks and seaweed may be slippery.