Category: Peaceful Retreat

Coastal Wildlife

The beach below Agate Beach House is home to a plethora of sea creatures. Depending upon the season, time of day and the tidal patterns, you can usually find starfish, sun fish and crabs – both large (in the water) and tiny (underneath stones). Waterlogged tree trunks are often home to a growing population of …

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Lucious Local Shrimp

In the deep waters of the nearby Hood Canal, the sweet, succulent spot shrimp or ‘spot prawns’ are harvested recreationally during short periods in the early summer (usually during the month of May), although they are caught by commercial fishing operations during other times of the year. If you love sushi and / or ceviche, …

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Reflections

Sunrise over Hammersley Inlet often reflects enchanting hues of pink, orange and gold. Agate Beach House is situated with an optimal view of the sunrise in the morning. If the weather is foggy, the sun breaking through the fog is also an enchanting phenomenon. Viewed from the cathedral windows of the living room, the sliding …

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A Taste for Each Season

Wild blackberries are abundant all around the Olympic Peninsula. Bring a container if you go fishing or hiking, you might happen upon a sweet trove of ripe berries to eat fresh, blend into a smoothie or bake into a pie. A variety of edible plants grow on the grounds of Agate Beach House – huckleberries, …

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Furry Friends

Agate Beach House guests are likely to see four legged critters on or near the grounds during their stay. A pair of regal bald eagles nest nearby and frequently circle above the inlet.  A family of four (and counting) raccoons may ramble across the yard (pictured here, stopping to pose for a photo). Bird watchers …

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Retreat to the Beach for Fishing, Water Views

There are many streams and fishing holes nearby, where you can fish, crab, and clam. Make sure you have the proper license(s) and equipment. Licenses and regulations can be obtained via the following link:  https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/. Licenses and fishing equipment, from bait to line to poles, can be purchased only a few miles away at Verles Sporting …

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