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Disclaimer: Map areas 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.

Dept. of Health Information

Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal )

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

DNR 57


Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


Not much is known about DNR-57 clam populations, but it is a typical rocky Hood Canal beach that should have butter clams available in the mid-low tidal zone as well as cockles, native littleneck clams, and horse clams. Geoducks may be found at extreme low tides (-2.0 feet or lower) below the rocky zone.

This is a good beach for oysters.

Harvest Area Map
Map of DNR 57 harvest area


DNR-57 is boat access only. There is no upland access. The north boundary of this beach is located about 600 feet south of the navigation light at Tabook Point. DNR-57 is about 1,000 yards from boundary to boundary. The south boundary is not marked (see beach map). Approximate GPS coordinates of the south boundary are: 47.738º N, 122.807º W. GPS coordinates for the midpoint of DNR-57 are: 47.741º N, 122.809º W. When in doubt, please stay well within the approximate boundaries to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: Point Whitney ramp (located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road) is about 2 nautical miles by boat from DNR-57. The Misery Point ramp (located about 3 miles from Seabeck on Misery Point Road) is about 5.6 nautical miles by boat from DNR-57. Quilcene Marina (located 1 mile south of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road) is about 4.3 nautical miles by boat from DNR-57.

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None. There are restrooms at Point Whitney and Quilcene Marina. There is a vault toilet at Misery Point ramp. There are also facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina (south of Brinnon) and at Seabeck Marina.