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Clallam County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point)

Pillar Point County Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


Pillar Point County Park is located near the mouth of the Pysht River. The park accesses an extensive tidal flat. The substrate on this beach is very hard and rocky but there are pockets of sand and gravel where native littleneck clams can be found.


To reach Pillar Point County Park from Port Angeles, travel west through Port Angeles on Highway 101 and look for the exit to Higway 112 about five miles west of Port Angeles. Continue west on Highway 112 for about 38 miles. Look for signs to Pillar Point County park just before you reach Pillar Point Road. Take a right and follow Pillar Point Road for about a half mile to its end at the Park.

To reach the site from the south on Highway 101 (from Aberdeen, Forks, etc.), travel north on Highway 101 passing through Forks and continuing for about 13 miles to the town of Sappho. Look for the Clallam Bay/Sekiu turnoff onto Burnt Mountain Road and take a left. Travel north on Burnt Mountain road for about 10 miles to the intersection of Highway 112 and Burnt Mountain Road. Take a right and follow Highway 112 for about another six miles to Pillar Point. Take a left and follow Pillar Point Road for about a half mile to its end at the Park.

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Pillar Point County Park has vault toilets, a concrete launch ramp for small boats, picnic tables and fire pits.

Beach information last updated: April 01, 2010 @ 2:44pm

Clallam Bay

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

Clallam Bay DNR 422 DNR 423A (West Twin River) DNR 423 DNR 425 Pillar Point County Park DNR 426 DNR 427 DNR 428

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.