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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


Not much is known about clam populations on this beach but resource surveys conducted in the early 1990s found small populations of native littleneck clams and cockles. There is also evidence of butter clams, Manila clams, and horse clams on this beach.

There are oysters present at Point Hannon, but they are not abundant.


Point Hannon is boat access only. There is no upland access. This beach is close to a mile long from boundary to boundary and encompases most of the north part of Hood Head and about half of the eastern shore of Hood Head. The tip of Point Hannon is close to the midpoint of this beach. The south boundary is a little more than half way from the tip of Point Hannon to the south end of Hood Head. A good landmark for the south boundary is an area of high, exposed clay bluff above the beach. The northwest boundary of this beach is about where Hood Head ends and the sandspit separating Bywater Bay from Admiralty Inlet begins.

Nearest boat ramps: Salsbury County Park ramp (located one mile west of Port Gamble on Wheeler Street) is approximately 1.8 miles from the tip of Point Hannon by boat.

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None. There are restrooms at Salsbury County Park. There are facilities for boaters at Port Ludlow Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 29, 2010 @ 4:04pm

North Hood Canal

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

North Hood Canal Wolfe Property State Park Shine Tidelands State Park DNR-59 W.R. Hicks County Park Case Shoal DNR 57-B (Brown Point) Toandos Peninsula State Park South Zelatched Point DNR-57 North Tabook Point Silent Beach Southeast Dabob Bay East Dabob Dabob Broad Spit Bolton Peninsula Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands West Quilcene Bay Quilcene Boat Ramp Point Whitney Tidelands and Point Whitney Lagoon DNR-55 (Pulali Point) Seal Rock Forest Service Camp Ground Dosewallips State Park Pleasant Harbor Duckabush North McDaniel Cove South McDaniel Cove Triton Cove State Park South Tekiu Point (DNR-40) Scenic Beach State Park Kitsap Memorial State Park Salsbury Pt County Park Anna Smith Children's Park Silverdale Shoal (Clam Island) Silverdale County Park Triton Cove Tidelands Point Hannon Port Gamble Heritage 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.