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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

BOLTON PENINSULA
270150

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

Not much is known about Bolton Peninsula clam populations, but surveys in the 1990s found evidence of butter clams, cockles, native littleneck clams, Manila clams, horse clams and geoducks.

This is a good beach for oysters.

Harvest Area Map
Map of BOLTON PENINSULA harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE

Bolton Peninsula is boat access only. There is no upland access (see beach map). The western boundary of this beach is located 0.65 nautical miles east of the Fishermans Point navigation light. The beach is approximately 0.44 nautical miles long from boundary to boundary. Neither boundary is posted. The eastern boundary is approximately 0.24 nautical miles southwest of the Lindsay Beach navigation light. The eastern boundary is near the base of a steep, high bluff. A good landmark for this beach is the ravine near the midpoint of Bolton Peninsula. The ravine is just east of the area known as Red Bluff. The approximate GPS coordinates of the ravine/midpoint of Bolton Peninsula are: 47.783 o N, 122.833(50 minutes)o W. When in doubt, please stay near the ravine to avoid trespassing (see beach map).

Nearest boat ramps: Point Whitney ramp (located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road) is about 1.4 nautical miles by boat from Bolton Peninsula. Quilcene Marina (located 1 mile south of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road) is about 2.2 nautical miles by boat from Bolton Peninsula.

Map to this point  

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

Beach information last updated: August 03, 2011 @ 12:54pm