Tala Shore

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.

Access to this beach is by boat only. Tala Shore is accessible by boat only. There is no upland access to this beach.

Harvest profile

Not much is known about clam populations on this beach, but there are are some very good clam and oyster beaches in this same general area. They include Wolfe Property State Park, Shine Tidelands State Park and Salsbury County Park.

Beach map
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.

Tala Shore is boat access only. There is no upland access. The north and south boundaries of this beach are not marked. The beach is about 0.8 nautical miles from boundary to boundary. The best landmark for this beach is a small point located approximately one quarter mile north of the south boundary. Approximate GPS coordinates of the small point are: 47.91º N, 122.653º W. It is recommended that harvesters stay well within this area to avoid trespassing (see beach map).

Nearest boat ramps: Mats Mats Bay ramp (located two miles north of Port Ludlow near the town of Mats Mats) is about 4.4 nautical miles from Tala Shore by boat. Salsbury County Park ramp (located one mile west of Port Gamble on Wheeler Street) is approximately four miles from Tala Shore by boat.


None. There are restrooms at Salsbury County Park and a vault toilet at Mats Mats Bay ramp. There are facilities for boaters at Port Ludlow Marina.