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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


This is an excellent beach for Manila clams and native littleneck clams. The best spot is above the oyster beds in sand and gravel substrate. Horse clams and geoducks can be found in the lower tide zone below the oysters in sand and mud. Cockles are found in good numbers near or on the surface on the extensive sand flats.

This is an excellent beach for oysters. Before it was acquired by WDFW, this beach was a commercial oyster beach.

Harvest Area Map
Map of EAST DABOB harvest area

This is a boat access only site. There is no upland access to this beach. The closest boat ramps are the Point Whitney ramp (about 4.5 miles away), located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road and Quilcene Marina ramp (about 5.7 miles away), located south of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road.

The boundaries for East Dabob are not well marked (see beach map). The beach is about a half mile from boundary to boundary. The north end starts about 350 yards south of a large landslide and the south boundary is just north of the first house to the south. There is also a ravine just north of the houses located near the southern boundary . When in doubt please stay well within these landmarks to avoid trespassing. Approximate GPS coordinates to the middle of the beach are: 47.818° N, 122.794° W. Take care when approaching the beach by boat. Shallow tide flats run a long distance off shore before they drop off into deep water.

Map to this point  

There are no facilities at East Dabob.

There is plenty of beach for walking and wildlife viewing.

Beach information last updated: September 16, 2015 @ 3:15pm

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.