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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Clallam County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait)
SHOW DESCRIPTION ↓

Panorama Vista County Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

DNR-411
250040

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

DNR-411 is over three miles long but most of it is rocky substrate. Not much is known about clam populations on this beach, but surveys conducted in the 1980s found very little clam resource. A good harvest alternative to DNR-411 is Sequim Bay State Park.

DIRECTION TO SITE

DNR-411 is located at the north end of the Miller Peninsula between Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay. The public beach starts at the midpoint of Thompson Spit and extends to the end of Travis Spit at the entrance to Sequim Bay. Tidelands on the southern side of Travis Spit in Sequim Bay are private. Shore access to DNR-411 is via Panorama Vista County Park at the northeastern end of East Sequim Bay Road.

To reach Panorama Vista County Park from the west on Higway 101 from Sequim and Port Angeles, travel east on Highway 101 through Sequim. Continue another 6 miles to the town of Blyn at the southern end of Sequim Bay. Look for the left turn onto Old Blyn Highway shortly after you pass by the Seven Cedars Casino on the right. Turn left onto a short spur road that ends at Old Blyn Highway. Turn right and follow Old Blyn Highway for about half a mile to East Sequim Bay Road. Turn left and follow East Sequim Bay Road for about 4 miles to its end at Panorama Vista County Park. Use the trail from the park to access the beach.

To reach the site from the east on Highway 101 from the Hood Canal Bridge, travel west on Highway 104 for about 16 miles until Highway 104 merges with Highway 101 (about one mile east of Discovery Bay). Continue west on Highway 101.

If you are coming from the south on Highway 101 (from Shelton, Olympia, etc.) it is about 86 miles from Olympia to Discovery Bay. Continue west on Highway 101 from Discovery Bay, passing through the small community of Gardiner. Proceed for about another 5 miles. Look for the right turn onto East Sequim Bay Road just before you reach the town of Blyn. Take the right turn and follow East Sequim Bay Road for about 4 miles to its ends at Panorama Vista County Park. Use the trail from the park to access the beach.

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FACILITIES
None. The access consists of a parking lot with room for three or four cars and a trail and stairs to the beach at the bottom.

Beach information last updated: March 26, 2010 @ 4:21pm