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Due to recent storm damage, the State Parks parking lot at Shine Tidelands State Park is closed until further notice. There is some limited parking at the adjacent public easement site south of the State Park gate. This lot is likely to fill up quickly during the clamming season, so be sure to plan ahead. Until further notice, the port-a-potty has been removed from the State Park parking lot. There are no public restroom facilities available at this access site. The nearest public restrooms can be found at Kitsap Memorial State Park.

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


Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet)

Shine Tidelands State Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open January 1st through May 15th
Oysters open January 1st through May 15th


This beach has been enhanced with clams and geoducks.

This beach does not require a very low tide to access good clamming habitat. A plus 2 to 3 foot tide will expose enough of the beach. Good numbers of native littleneck clams are available wherever sand and gravel substrate occur. Manila littleneck clams can be found over most of the beach in the mid-high intertidal zone. There have been regular plants of Manila clams on this beach. The enhanced area is located just south of the Seven Sisters Road beach access.  There is also some excellent digging for Manilas and native littlenecks  near the midpoint of Shine Tidelands in the narrow band of sand/gravel that occurs fairly high on the beach. Butter clams are found over much of the beach in the mid-lower intertidal zone, especially in cobble substrate. Horse clams are present in sand and mud throughout the lower intertidal zone. This is also a good beach for cockles, which can be found on, or just under, the surface of the sand and mud throughout the extensive "mud flat" portions of the beach. Geoducks have been planted on this beach just north of the parking lot. The planted geoduck bed will be exposed on a minus two foot or lower tide. The geoduck enhanced area is marked with yellow fiberglass posts.

This beach relies on natural oyster production and oysters are not as abundant here as they are at Wolfe Property State Park, located immediately to the north and adjacent to Shine Tidelands State Park. However, some oysters can be found in the small embayment near the north boundary of Shine Tidelands State Park.

Oyster information


From the Kitsap Peninsula, travel west across the Hood Canal Bridge and take the first right onto Paradise Bay Road. Take the first immediate right onto the Shine Tidelands State Park Road. Follow the road to the parking area.

Coming east on SR 104 take the left onto Paradise Bay Road, then the first right onto Shine Tidelands State Park Road. Proceed to the parking lot.

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There is a vault toilet in the parking lot at Shine Tidelands State Park and there is a boat ramp at the base of the Hood Canal Bridge. Shine Tidelands State Park is a very popular spot for walking on the beach, bird watching and picnicking.

Shine Tidelands became part of the State Park system in 1967. The park property was formerly a portion of the Wolfe Property, named after original owners Elmer and Sophia Wolfe.

Beach information last updated: March 29, 2016 @ 3:20pm

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.