Shine Tidelands State Park

WDFW Beach Season Information

Clam, mussel, and oyster seasons OPEN for harvest January 1 through May 15 only.

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

This beach has been enhanced with clams.

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 the north end of this beach. The enhanced area is located just south of the Seven Sisters Road beach access, near the boundary with Wolfe Property State Park. 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.

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.


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.


There is a port-a-potty 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.

Fun facts

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.