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Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


West Quilcene Bay is primarily an oyster beach, but it is possible that there are also native littleneck clams , Manila clams and butter clams near the north end of this beach.

This beach has a fair oyster population. Most of the oysters are attached to rocks and shucking here is not as easy as it is on beaches with single and clustered oysters.


West Quilcene Bay is a boat access only beach. There is no upland access to this beach. The length of this beach is approximately one half mile from boundary to boundary. The boundaries of this beach may not be marked. The north end of this beach is approximately 360 yards south of the Quilcene Marina entrance and is just north of the base of a ravine and old landslide. Another landmark is an old row of pilings which form a semicircle around the north part of the beach. The south end of the pilings mark the approximate midpoint of the beach. The south end of West Quilcene Bay is about 500 yards south of the south end of the pilings and is just north of a small cove.

The Quilcene Marina ramp is a short distance by boat from West Quilcene Bay. Quilcene Marina is located about one mile south of the town of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road. There is a fee for using the boat ramp.

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None. There are restrooms, showers, and a pay phone at Quilcene Marina. There is a small picnic spot and swimming area on the south side of the marina property.

Beach information last updated: September 16, 2015 @ 3:45pm

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.