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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Pierce County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound)
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Purdy Spit County Park

PURDY SPIT COUNTY PARK
280640

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

 

Clams open April 1 through April 30

Oysters open April 1 through April 30

HARVEST PROFILE

Natural production of Manila, native littleneck and butter clams is limited at this beach but geoducks may be found during tides lower tides. There is no natural production of oysters at this site.

DIRECTION TO SITE

This beach runs along the southern shore of the Purdy Sand Spit (SR 302) from the boat ramp east to the southern utility tower near the Purdy Bridge.

 

From the south on Highway 16 take the exit for Purdy Drive NW (toward 302). Take a left onto the Purdy Bridge (State Highway 302 Key Peninsula North). Coming from the north on Highway 16, take the SR 302 exit then take a right onto the Purdy Bridge. There is parking at the launching ramp and along the shoulder of the highway.

 

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Beach information last updated: October 12, 2015 @ 3:38pm

Tacoma

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Tacoma Retsil Southworth Ferry Dock (Vashon Island) DNR-77 DNR-78 Purdy Spit County Park DNR-1 DNR-1A Southeast Narrows DNR-36 (Point Evans) Sunrise Beach County Park Point Defiance - Owen Beach Dash Point State Park Saltwater State Park Des Moines City Park DNR-79 Burton Acres Camp Burton Dockton County Park Tramp Harbor DNR-83 DNR-85 Seahurst County 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.