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This is a boat access only beach and it is not part of Oak Bay County Park.

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


Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


WDFW surveys conducted in the 1980s and early 1990s found good numbers of native littleneck clams and butter clams at Oak Bay. There are also lesser numbers of Manila clams and cockles available on this beach.

Harvest Area Map
Map of OAK BAY harvest area


Oak Bay is boat access only. There is no upland access to this beach and there is no land access from Oak Bay County Park. This beach is just under one mile long from boundary to boundary. A distinguishing feature of Oak Bay is that the 48th parallel runs through the beach. The 48th parallel is about 0.3 miles north of the southern boundary of Oak Bay and about 0.6 miles south of the northern boundary (see photo of beach). Harvesters are advised to stay near the 48th parallel to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: The Mats Mats Bay boat ramp (located at the southern end of Mats Mats Bay) is about 3.8 miles by boat from where the 48th parallel crosses Oak Bay .

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None. There is a pit toilet at the Mats Mats boat ramp. There are facilities for boaters at the Port Ludlow Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 29, 2010 @ 10:06am

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.