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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Clallam County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 6 (EAST JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT)
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Sequim Bay State Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

SEQUIM BAY STATE PARK
250050

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open April 1st through June 30th
Oysters open year-round

HARVEST PROFILE

This beach had been enhanced with clams and oysters

This is a very good beach for butter clams and native littleneck clams. The best harvest area is south from the boat ramp to the dock and decent pockets of native littlenecks can be found north of the boat ramp in areas of mixed sand and gravel. Butter clams can be found in the lower intertidal zone in both areas.

There are oysters available at Sequim Bay State Park. They can be found in good numbers in  WDFW oyster enhancement plots (see beach photo for oyster plots).

Harvest Area Map
Map of SEQUIM BAY STATE PARK harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE

Sequim Bay State Park is located about four miles east of Sequim on Highway 101.

To reach the site from the west on Highway 101, travel east through Sequim and proceed for about four miles. Look for the signs that announce the entrance to the park. It is located on the northeast (left) side of the highway.

To reach the site from the east on Highway 101 from the Hood Canal Bridge, travel west on Highway 104 until Highway 104 merges with Highway 101, about one mile east of Discovery Bay. Continue west on Highway 101 for about another 15 miles. Look for the signs that announce the entrance to the Park. It is located on the northeast (right) side of the highway.

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FACILITIES
Sequim Bay State Park has camping, a boat ramp, dock, restrooms/showers, tennis courts, picnic area and a playground.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
North of Sequim Bay State Park is the former site of the Jamestown S'Klallam village of Suxtcikwi'in, from which "Sequim", meaning "quiet waters" gets its name. Two natural overlapping sandbars protect the bay waters from the rough waves and currents of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. These same sandbars also protected the area from discovery by the first three expeditions that ventured into the Puget Sound.

Beach information last updated: March 17, 2014 @ 10:42am

Sequim/Port Townsend

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

Sequim/Port Townsend Mystery Bay State Park Fort Flagler State Park North Beach County Park Fort Worden State Park South Point Wilson North Point Hudson Old Fort Townsend Chimacum Creek Tidelands DNR-409 South Diamond Point DNR-410 DNR-411 Port Williams DNR-411A Pitship Point South Pitship Point Sequim Bay State Park DNR-404A (Kinney Point) South Indian Island County Park Port Townsend Ship Canal East Oak Bay Oak Bay County Park Tala Shore Old Town Cline Spit Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge Tidelands Fort Ebey State Park

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.