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Please note that the State Dept. of Health cautions that Clams,Oysters and Mussels from the southern portion of this beach (see beach map) are not fit for human consumption at any time. Health closures are common in this area. Be sure to check the D.O.H. website before harvesting on this beach.

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


Kitsap County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 10 (Seattle-Bremerton Area)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


There are populations of native littleneck clams and Manilla clams on this beach.

Harvest Area Map
Map of BROWNSVILLE harvest area

Brownsville is located about ten miles southeast of Poulsbo and about five miles east of Silverdale. The easiest route from north or south is on Highway 3. Take the Bangor/Keyport exit and go east on highway 308 towards Keyport. Follow Highway 308 for about three miles to the Brownsville turnoff just before Keyport. Take a right and proceed another three and one half miles to Brownsville. Brownsville Marina is on the left and there is ample parking. There is a foot path that leads from the Marina store to the public fishing dock at the north end of the marina. Follow the path towards the fishing dock and take the access stairs to the beach. It is about 350 yards from the fishing dock north to the harvestable portion of the Brownsville beach.

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Facilities at Brownsville include restrooms, a store, picnic tables and a public fishing dock.

Beach information last updated: March 16, 2011 @ 11:21am


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

Seattle Alki Park Alki Point Blake Island State Park Brownsville Discovery Park East Indianola Fay Bainbridge Park Fort Ward Park Illahee State Park Lincoln Park Lions Park (Bremerton) Lower Roto Vista Park Manchester State Park Mee-Kwa-Mooks Park Point White Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Seabold Beach South Agate Pass South Carkeek Park South Point Monroe Suquamish (Old Man House) Un-Named (260512) Un-Named (260578) West Point Jefferson

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.