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IMPORTANT NOTICE
Note: THIS IS A BOAT ACCESS ONLY BEACH. There is no upland access to this beach and users are reminded to respect private property.
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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)
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SOUTH MCDANIEL COVE
270280

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

Not much is known about clam populations on this beach, but surveys conducted in the 1990s indicate the presence of native littleneck clams, Manila clams, butter clams, cockles and horse clams.

There are oysters at South McDaniel Cove.

A good harvest alternative to South McDaniel Cove is South Tekiu, a good boat access clam and oyster beach which is located about 2 miles by boat southeast of Triton Cove State Park ramp on the east side of Hood Canal.

DIRECTION TO SITE

South McDaniel Cove is boat access only. There is no upland access. Most of this beach is steep and rocky. The south boundary of this beach is about 150 yards northeast of Fulton Creek. This beach is approximately 800 yards long from boundary to boundary. Neither boundary is well marked. Most of the Fulton Creek tidal flats are private property. Approximate GPS coordinates of the midpoint of South McDaniel Cove are: 47.619º N, 122.966º W. It is recommended harvesters use these coordinates as the best landmark for this beach and stay near this area to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: Triton Cove State Park ramp (located south of Brinnon on Highway 101) is about one nautical mile by boat to South McDaniel Cove.

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FACILITIES
None. There are vault toilets and water at Triton Cove State Park. There are facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 30, 2010 @ 4:18pm