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Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


Quilcene Boat Ramp is a small beach that fronts the parking area for the boat ramp and the Quilcene Yacht Club. It is a popular beach because of the easy access. All of the clam and oyster harvest on this beach occurs to the north of the boat ramp. This is a good beach for Manila clams. Native littleneck clams are also available on this beach as well as some butter clams.

There are some oysters on this beach.

When open for harvest, Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands is recommended as a good altermnate to Quilcene Boat Ramp. It has a much larger harvest area and more clam and oyster resource.


Quilcene Boat Ramp is located just north of the Coast Oyster plant and the Quilcene Marina. From the south, follow Highway 101 to Quilcene and turn right at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road. Follow Linger Longer Road about one and a half miles to the Quilcene Boat Ramp. The parking/access area is on the right.

From the north, follow either Highway 101 or Center Road to Quilcene and turn left at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road; follow about one and a half miles to the Quilcene Boat Ramp. The parking/access area is on the right.

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There are no facilities at this site, but there are restrooms, showers, and a pay phone at the Quilcene Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 16, 2011 @ 9:47am

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.