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IMPORTANT NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE: Trail not maintained - unmarked hazards.

The access stairway to this beach has been removed. Access may be difficult and dangerous.

HEALTH ADVISORIES
Check Dept. of Health (DOH) for health restrictions on this beach

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Skagit County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 7 (SAN JUAN ISLANDS)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

SAMISH ISLAND RECREATION AREA
210190

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

Samish Island Recreation Area provides the island's only public beach access to 1800 feet of shoreline. A sign at the trailhead reminds users the area is limited to 1500 feet to the west and 300 feet to the east the access point. Here you may find butter clams, Manila clams, native littleneck clams, cockles, horse clams, eastern softshell clams, and even geoduck clams at extreme low tides.

DIRECTION TO SITE
From I-5 take exit 236 and head west on Bow Hill Rd. and follow 4 miles. At Bow, bear left on 237. Take a right at the stop sign onto Bayview Edison Rd. Take a left at the four way stop onto Samish Island Rd. Take a right on Wharf Rd. and follow to the dead end. There is very limited parking.

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FACILITIES
There are no facilities at this site. Pease pack everything out.

Beach information last updated: April 08, 2010 @ 1:24pm

Anacortes

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Anacortes Samish Island Recreation Area Bay View State Park March Point Rec Area Anacortes City Park Washington Park DNR-286 DNR-212 DNR-212A DNR-286A (Pelican Beach) DNR-211 (Cypress Head) DNR-210 DNR-209 DNR-287 Strawberry Island Clark Point Deception Pass State Park Ala Spit County Park Hope Island State Park (North Puget Sound) Saddlebag Island DNR-145 DNR-144 (Sleeper) DNR-142 South Strawberry Point Skagit Wildlife Area-North Fork Access Skagit Wildlife Area-Jensen Access Skagit Wildlife Area-South Fork Access Winas-Maylor Point East Winas-Maylor Point West Oak Harbor Beach Park Oak Harbor City Park Blowers Bluff North Point Partridge

Yellow map areas (links) identify approximate public property boundaries and should not be considered legal property boundaries.
Many of these public beaches have no upland entrance and must be accessed by boat. Please respect adjacent private property.

This map is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy of this map is not guaranteed.