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VIBRIOSIS ADVISORY: The State Department of Health advises that all shellfish recreationally harvested during the months of June-October from this beach should be cooked thoroughly to avoid illness due to Vibriosis.

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


Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open year-round
Oysters open year-round


This beach has good populations of horse clams, butter clams, native littleneck clams, Manila littleneck clams, geoducks, cockles and varnish clams. Some of the best littleneck digging is at Brown Point and near the old homestead south of Brown Point (see beach map), but clams can be found in most areas with mixed sand and gravel substrate.

Harvest Area Map
Map of DNR 57-B (BROWN POINT) harvest area

Although it is possible to access this site by foot on gated, private timber company and U.S. Government roads, boat access is recommended. The closest boat ramps to this site are Misery Point Ramp, near Seabeck, Salsbury County Park Ramp, just north of the Hood Canal Bridge, the Termination Point Ramp, at the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge and at W.R. Hicks County Park in Squamish Harbor (ramp not recommended for large boats or for use during tides lower than plus five feet or so).

The approximate GPS coordinates for Brown Point are: 47.773205o N, 122.750148o W at the north boundary and47.7416o N, 122.77 W at the south boundary. The landmarks for the south boundary are two, 10-15 foot tall, rusty, metal posts just south of the old homestead (see beach map). There are no reliable landmarks at the north boundary. Use the GPS points provided above to determine the north boundary.

The old homestead is located south of Brown Point, at the base of an exposed bluff, where a small stream enters the canal (see beach map).

Map to this point  

There are no facilities at Brown Point. The uplands are owned by the U.S. Navy and there are no houses or public roads.

Because of its solitary location, this site is a great place for observing wildlife, picnicking, and walking on the beach. There is a rough campsite at the north end of the beach.

Beach information last updated: September 17, 2015 @ 8:43am

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.