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 mussels.

Take a stroll during low tide to view the inhabitants of this vibrant eco-system.

 

Sun Fish or Sun Star, on the beach of Hammersley Inlet

Sun Fish or Sun Star, on the beach of Hammersley Inlet

Starfish, beach of Hammersley Inlet

Starfish, beach of Hammersley Inlet

Crab, beach of Hammersley Inlet

Crab, beach of Hammersley Inlet

Little Red Crab, beach below Hammersley Inlet

Little Red Crab, beach below Hammersley Inlet

Starfish, Hammersley Inlet below Agate Beach House.

Starfish, Hammersley Inlet below Agate Beach House.

Another way to enjoy the sea life is to rent a kayak from nearby Allyn. They will deliver single- or tandem kayaks.  Traverse the inlet by kayak to enjoy the seals, birds (including ducks, hawks, eagles, osprey), shore life and sometimes you will even see deer and foxes on sections of beach that are difficult to access by foot. (Always engage in safe kayaking practices and pay close attention to tidal direction and speed.)

 

Rent a Kayak from nearby Allyn. They will deliver kayaks, oars and life vests.

View of Hammersley Inlet from Kayak

View of Hammersley Inlet from Kayak

Kayak View, starfish clinging to the banks of Hammersley Inlet

Kayak View, starfish clinging to the banks of Hammersley Inlet

Kayak View, Hammersley Inlet

Kayak View, Hammersley Inlet

Kayak View of Agate Beach House

Kayak View of Agate Beach House