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

Check Dept. of Health (DOH) for health restrictions on this beach


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, 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.


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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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

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.