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pretty rocks

If looking for pretty ocean smoothed rocks is your thing, then this is a great beach for you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kdkn0x
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Wenatchee, Washington
Good Beach to do some Fossicking

It was a bit cold and windy the day we visited. We went for a bit of a walk along the beach and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
993anitat
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Forster, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately shifting sands had covered most of the stones. Some stones are evident but by and large its been much better. Thats nature. Its a nice beach. Good parking

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If looking for pretty ocean smoothed rocks is your thing, then this is a great beach for you. There are all kinds of beautiful colored rounded rocks, especially smoothed green ones. I wan't interested in trying to find gemstones. That would have been much harder...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kdkn0x
Reviewed 4 October 2018

It was a bit cold and windy the day we visited. We went for a bit of a walk along the beach and looked at the coloured stones on the water's edge. We wouldn't have known if the rocks we were looking at were gemstones...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 6 July 2018

True gem. We visited this beach purely due to its name and thought maybe its not worth getting out of the car for due to wild sand flies, thankfully we did. We walked down to the beach and realized how wonderful it was. I never...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank diana s
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We stopped off for a quick pit-stop, and it was cool seeing the stones on the beach. Good spot for photos and we had a lovely walk- no-one else was around. Possibly because it was incredibly windy- and my hair looked crazy when we got...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 24 May 2018

When a local geologist and beach-comber told me there's a good possibility of finding semi precious stones, and even gold, on Gemstone, I simply had to go. After spending over 2 hours in the windy lovely beach, I did return with a load of stones...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Decided we would go for a drive to the coast on Easter Monday. Called in at Gemstone Beach on a Lovely Autumns day & enjoyed a walk along this beach. A nice place to visit on a good day: Well worth a visit ;

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Toshes
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Family fun looking for “gems” and having a day out we had lunch at the nearby cafe at Orepukl and before that we picked Blueberries

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gchand343
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great beach for walking as well as collecting coloured pebbles/stones. At low tide the beach is long and expansive. Definitely not a swimming beach. Our dogs also loved it

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank LizzieRushton
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The weather was really against us but we still managed a nice walk on the beach between the showers. Did find any Gems this time.

Date of experience: December 2017
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