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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


Not much is known about clam populations on this beach. Surveys conducted in the 1980s indicate the presence of native littleneck clams, Manila clams and butter clams. East Dabob Bay, 200 yards to the north, is known to be a very good clam beach and might be a better choice than Southeast Dabob Bay.

This is a good beach for oysters.


Southeast Dabob Bay is boat access only. There is no upland access. The beach is about 950 yards long from boundary to boundary. The boundaries are not marked. There is a stream that runs across the beach into the bay about 95 yards north of the midpoint of the beach. It is approximately 390 yards from the stream to the north boundary and 580 yards from the stream to the south boundary. It is recommended that harvesters stay well within the boundaries to avoid trespassing. Approximate GPS coordinates of the stream are: 47.8094º N, 122.791º W.

Nearest boat ramps: Point Whitney ramp (located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road) is about 3.7 nautical miles by boat from the mouth of the stream on Southeast Dabob Bay. The Quilcene Marina ramp (located 1 mile south of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road) is about 4.6 nautical miles by boat from the mouth of the stream on Southeast Dabob Bay.

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None. There are restrooms at Point Whitney and Quilcene Marina. There are facilities for boaters at Quilcene Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 30, 2010 @ 1:23pm

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.