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Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


Not much is known about clam populations on DNR-409 but surveys conducted in the late 1980s indicate fair numbers of native littleneck clams and butter clams. There may also be some Manila clams and cockles on this beach.

Harvest Area Map
Map of DNR-409 harvest area


DNR-409 is boat access only. There is no upland access to this beach. There is about 3,000 linear feet of public tidelands boundary to boundary (see photo of beach). The northern boundary of DNR-409 about 0.7 miles south of the Cape George Marina. The southern boundary is just under a half mile north of the tip of Beckett Point. The GPS coordinates for the midpoint of this beach are: 48.085ºN, 122.883ºW. Harvesters are advised to use these coordinates to stay near the midpoint of this beach to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: The Gardiner boat ramp (located about 12 miles east of Sequim just north of Highway 101) is just over two miles by boat from the midpoint of DNR-409.

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None. There is a pit toilet at the Gardiner Boat Ramp. There are facilities for boaters at John Wayne Marina in Sequim Bay.

Beach information last updated: May 06, 2010 @ 1:21pm

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.