This is the ultimate private version of Lincoln City's Beachcombing Explorience for the 2023 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 1-8 people
*BOOKING PROTIP: After you click select date, use the navigation on the calendar to start looking for available dates from January 1st through May of 2023. Navigation will automatically open up to the current week. Free city sponsored dates are NOT listed on Laura's private calendar. Please see below for FREE public dates.
If the date you are looking for is unavailable, the following FREE dates are sponsored by Explore Lincoln City in 2023.
Dates for FREE PUBLIC 2023 Beachcombing Exploriences:
Sunday 1/15 @ 10am
Saturday 1/28 @ 9am
Sunday 2/12 @ 9am
Sunday 2/26 @10am
Tuesday 2/28 @ 12pm
Friday 3/3 @ 3pm
Sunday 3/12 @ 9am
Friday 3/17 @ 2pm
Saturday 3/25 @ 8am
Tuesday 3/28 @ 10am
Saturday 4/1 @ 2pm
Friday 4/14 @ 12pm
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 and consider layering your clothing.
- Sturdy outdoor shoes (please leave the rubber "bucket" boots at home unless the have conforming neoprene calves, the open tops are dangerous).
- Gloves if your hands get cold easily.
- A sturdy bag or container for collecting and a backpack for supplies can be handy.
- Past participants have also enjoyed a beverage and light snack or have brought their well behaved doggo, we want you to feel comfortable and have a great time.
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. Always check your favorite weather and tide charts for conditions before setting out on the ocean shore.
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.
Please see store policies for cancellations and refunds of tours for more detail