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Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open April 1st through December 31st
from official sunrise to sunset

Oysters open April 1st through December 31st
from official sunrise to sunset


This beach has been enhanced with oysters.

This beach has a large population of Manila clams. Small clams are especially abundant on this beach and the minimum size for clams on Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands is 1 1/4 inches. The size limit on all other beaches is 1 1/2 inches. There are also some native littleneck clams and eastern softshell clams on this beach, but they are not as abundant as the Manila clams.


Harvest Area Map

Oyster information

From the south, follow Highway 101 to Quilcene and turn right at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road. Follow Linger Longer Rd. about one mile to the WDFW parking area on the left.

From the north, follow either Highway 101 or Center Road to Quilcene and turn left at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road; follow about one mile to the WDFW parking area.

See beach map for specific detail.

Map to this point  


There are two connected parking lots for the Quilcene Bay Tidelands, both accessed from Linger Longer Road. Due to issues with a sinkhole, the southern parking lot has been blocked off to car access. Harvesters are strongly encouraged to access the tidelands using the trail that leads east down the slope from the southern parking lot. Sticky mud below the slope of the northern lot can be very treacherous. From the northern lot, walk south past the boulders blocking the connector road between the two parking lots and down the gravel embankment. Follow the hard packed path out to the tidelands; don't stray outside the marked path or you'll end up in soft mud.

A vault toilet is located at the northernmost of the two small parking lots. There are no trash receptacles at this site. Please pack out your garbage. From the southernmost of the two parking lots, walk down the embankment and follow the marked path out to the tidelands; don't stray outside the marked path or you'll end up in soft mud. Private tideland boundaries adjacent to the WDFW tidelands are marked with white fiberglass posts.








 Kiosk at Quilcene Tidelands
Kiosk at Quilcene Tidelands
Kiosk at Quilcene Tidelands
Quilcene Tidelands 

Beach information last updated: August 18, 2015 @ 1:57pm

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.