The private version of Lincoln City's Beachcombing Exploriance for the 2021 season. Spend 2 hours on the beach with expert, Laura Joki, learning about how the central Oregon coast is related to the Yellowstone hotspot and why we find so many cool things on the beach on the central Oregon Coast.
Each Beachcombing Tour begins with a brief orientation by local expert Laura Joki at the 33rd Street beach access just north of the Sandcastle Beachfront Motel. To get there, from Highway 101 turn west onto 35th Street (at the Christmas Cottage), continue down the street and take a right at SW Anchor Avenue. The beach access will be on the left hand side. Public parking lots are located at 35th and 32nd Street. Parking is also available along SW Anchor and at the beach access.
Following the orientation, Laura will guide your group along the beach and help you identify coastal treasures. Some of the treasures you may encounter include agates, fossils, gemstones, shells, petrified wood, jasper, rocks and minerals. Each clinic lasts 2 hours. Questions and feedback are encouraged.
You get to keep everything Laura finds as well as long as we stay within legal limits of 1 gallon per person per day and 3 gallons per year.
Tour price is flat rate from 1-5 people and subject to change as pandemic restrictions ease or tighten.
WHAT TO BRING:
Winter on the Oregon Coast can be wet and chilly. Please plan to bring the following to each clinic:
- A warm, rain-resistant jacket
- Sturdy outdoor shoes (leave the rubber boots at home unless the have conforming neoprene calves, the open tops are dangerous)
- A sturdy bag or container for collecting
Weather and ocean conditions can be unpredictable on the Oregon Coast. Please practice caution during the beachcombing tours. This includes always facing the ocean, being wary of beach logs and debris, and keeping small children and animals near you at all times.
We reserve the right to reschedule or refund if there is a safety, health or legal reason to do so. These include but are not limited to: Swells over 25ft, high wind warnings, storm surges, pandemic issues and king tides.