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Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Toandos Peninsula State Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


This beach is mostly rocky and digging is difficult but productive for butter clams and native littleneck clams in the mid-low tidal zone. There are also some horse clams and cockles. Geoducks can be found in the sand at extreme low tides (-2.0 or lower) below the rocky zone.

This is an excellent oyster beach. The waters off Toandos Peninsula State Park stay colder in the summer than most of Hood Canal and the oysters here are known to stay in good condition for most of the summer.

Harvest Area Map


Toandos Peninsula State Park is boat access only (see beach map). There is no upland access. This beach is split into two parts. The northwest boundary of Toandos Peninsula State Park is just north of the Tskutsko Point navigation light. The beach to the north of the boundary is South Zelatched Point, also a public beach. The southeast boundary of the beach is about 600 yards east of the Oak Head navigation light. GPS coordinates for the Oak Head navigation light are:47.6818o N, 122.811oW. GPS coordinates for the Tskutsko Point navigation light are: 47.6912o N, 122.833o W. The distance between the two lights is about one mile.

Approximately 500 yards east of the southeast boundary described above there is another stretch of Toandos Peninsula State Park beach that begins about 100 yards east of the gap between the spit to the west and the headland to the east which form the entrance to Fisherman Harbor (see beach map). There are no markers for this boundary. This portion of Toandos Peninsula State Park is about 440 yards long. The east boundary is not marked, but it is about 210 yards from the middle of the beach. The GPS coordinates for the middle of this beach are: 47.6857º N, 122.795ºW. The entrance to Fisherman Harbor and approximately 420 yards of beach to the west are private. It is recommended that harvesters stay near the midpoint of the beach or well within the described boundaries to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: The Misery Point ramp (located about 3 miles from Seabeck on Misery Point Road) is about 2.3 nautical miles by boat from the Oak Head navigation light. Point Whitney ramp (located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road) is about 4.3 nautical miles by boat from the Tskutsko Point navigation light.

Map to this point  

None. There are restrooms at Point Whitney and a vault toilet at Misery Point ramp. There are also facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina (south of Brinnon) and Seabeck Marina.

Beach information last updated: August 03, 2011 @ 1:02pm

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.