Pillar Point County Park

WDFW Beach Season Information

Clam, mussel, and oyster seasons OPEN for harvest year-round.

WDFW shellfish seasons indicate the specific times of year when harvesting is permitted. Before heading to the beach, please also check the Department of Health (DOH) information below which is related to health of the shellfish and may be updated daily. To harvest on this beach, it must be both during the WDFW approved season and approved by the DOH.

Harvest profile

Pillar Point County Park is located near the mouth of the Pysht River. The park accesses an extensive tidal flat. The substrate on this beach is very hard and rocky but there are pockets of sand and gravel where native littleneck clams can be found. Oysters are not common at this location. 


To reach Pillar Point County Park from Port Angeles, travel west through Port Angeles on Highway 101 and look for the exit to Higway 112 about five miles west of Port Angeles. Continue west on Highway 112 for about 38 miles. Look for signs to Pillar Point County park just before you reach Pillar Point Road. Take a right and follow Pillar Point Road for about a half mile to its end at the Park.

To reach the site from the south on Highway 101 (from Aberdeen, Forks, etc.), travel north on Highway 101 passing through Forks and continuing for about 13 miles to the town of Sappho. Look for the Clallam Bay/Sekiu turnoff onto Burnt Mountain Road and take a left. Travel north on Burnt Mountain road for about 10 miles to the intersection of Highway 112 and Burnt Mountain Road. Take a right and follow Highway 112 for about another six miles to Pillar Point. Take a left and follow Pillar Point Road for about a half mile to its end at the Park.


Pillar Point County Park has vault toilets, a concrete launch ramp for small boats, picnic tables and fire pits.