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Dept. of Health Information

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams July 15 through August 31

Oysters open year-round


This beach has been enhanced with clams.

Most of this beach is covered with oysters, but there are some pockets of Manila clams and native littleneck clams. Butter clams are available in the mid-low tidal zone.

Triton Cove Tidelands used to be a commercial "oyster farm". It is an excellent oyster beach. The oysters at Triton Cove Tidelands are known to stay in good condition throughout the summer.

Oyster information


From the south (Olympia, Shelton, Portland) travel north on Highway 101 along Hood Canal. Pass through the town of Eldon and continue for about five and a half miles to Triton Cove Tidelands. The access road to the site is the first right turn (that is not a gated private driveway) after you pass Triton Cove State Park. The turnoff is not marked, but look for the short access road and large parking area just above the beach.

From the north (Port Angeles, Kingston) travel south on Highway 101 through Brinnon and continue for another seven miles until you cross Fulton Creek. You'll see the sign for Fulton Creek as you cross the bridge. Triton Cove Tidelands is about a half mile south of Fulton Creek on the left side of the road.

Map to this point  

None. There is a pit toilet at Triton Cove State Park, a short distance to the south on Highway 101. There is a information board in the parking area at Triton Cove Tidelands with maps of the public beach and clam and oyster season information.

Beach information last updated: May 19, 2014 @ 8:13am