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IMPORTANT NOTICE
This is a boat access only beach and it is not part of Oak Bay County Park.
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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

WEST OAK BAY
250380

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

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 WEST OAK BAY harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE

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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FACILITIES
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: October 10, 2016 @ 10:39am