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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

San Juan County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands)
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GARRISON BAY/BRITISH CAMP
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SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year ONLY north of the National Park Service dinghy dock to Bell Point (see below)

Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

British (English) Camp is located on the northwest side of San Juan Island along Garrison Bay. The tidelands south of the National Park Service dinghy dock are part of an archaeological site and remain closed to digging. Guss Island is also closed to digging. The tidelands to the north of the National Park Service dinghy dock to Bell Point feature 2,820 feet of shoreline that is open to harvesting. The tidelands can be accessed from several points along a park trail or by boat. The beach is primarily a gravel-mud substrate interspersed with rocky and muddy areas. There is good digging for native littleneck clams, butter clams, cockles, horse clams, and eastern softshell clams.

DIRECTION TO SITE
From Friday Harbor, take Second Street and follow signs to British (English) Camp, about 9 miles from Friday Harbor. This route will take you on Beaverton Valley Road to West Valley Road. From the parking area take the Bell Point trail to the beach.

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FACILITIES
There are pit toilets, hiking trails, interpretive signs, sites of historical interest, and a dinghy dock.

Beach information last updated: March 02, 2016 @ 10:28am