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

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Island County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay)
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Ala Spit County Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

ALA SPIT COUNTY PARK
240265

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open May 1st through May 31st
Oysters open May 1st through May 31st

HARVEST PROFILE

Ala Spit, formerly known as Ben Ure Spit, is a small beach of 1,187 feet of shoreline, located on the east side of Whidbey Island, south of Deception Pass. Butter clams, and cockles are the most abundant species found on this beach. Over the past several years the substrate has shifted from primarily gravel towards more of a mud and sand substrate, leading to a decline of native littleneck clams. The most productive clam habitat is a relatively small area of mixed gravel towards the point. The area inside of the spit and towards the southern end of the beach is primarily mud and sand and is not good clam habitat. You may also find horse clams and eastern softshell clams here.

DIRECTION TO SITE
From Hwy 20, turn east onto Troxell Rd, which is about 1 mile south of Deception Pass State Park. Stay straight on Troxell Rd for 3.7 miles then bear left onto Geck Road. Park along shoulder at the end of the road.

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FACILITIES
A portable toilet and garbage cans are provided seasonally.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
Ala Spit County Park

Beach information last updated: April 08, 2010 @ 12:10pm

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.