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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 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


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  

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

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.