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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 there are are some very good clam and oyster beaches in this same general area. They include Wolfe Property State Park, Shine Tidelands State Park and Salsbury County Park.

Harvest Area Map
Map of TALA SHORE harvest area


Tala Shore is boat access only. There is no upland access. The north and south boundaries of this beach are not marked. The beach is about 0.8 nautical miles from boundary to boundary. The best landmark for this beach is a small point located approximately one quarter mile north of the south boundary. Approximate GPS coordinates of the small point are: 47.91º N, 122.653º W. It is recommended that harvesters stay well within this area to avoid trespassing (see beach map).

Nearest boat ramps: Mats Mats Bay ramp (located two miles north of Port Ludlow near the town of Mats Mats) is about 4.4 nautical miles from Tala Shore by boat. Salsbury County Park ramp (located one mile west of Port Gamble on Wheeler Street) is approximately four miles from Tala Shore by boat.

Map to this point  

None. There are restrooms at Salsbury County Park and a vault toilet at Mats Mats Bay ramp. There are facilities for boaters at Port Ludlow Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 29, 2010 @ 4:14pm

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.