DNR-404A (Kinney Point)

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. DNR-404A (Kinney Point) is accessible by boat only. There is no upland access to this beach.

Harvest profile

Not much is known about the current status of clam populations on DNR-404A. Surveys conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s found good numbers of butter clams. Native littleneck clams and cockles were also present on this beach in fair numbers. There is about 4,200 linear feet of public tidelands boundary to boundary (see photo of beach). Oysters are not common at this location. 

Beach map
Map of DNR-404A, Kinney point
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.

DNR-404A is boat access only. There is no upland access to this beach. The western boundary of DNR-404A is about 900 feet west of Kinney Point (the southern most point on Marowstone Island). The eastern boundary is about 1,300 feet east of Kinney Point. A good landmark for the eastern boundary is the large clearing on the uplands above the beach. DNR-404A shares its eastern boundary with Nodule Point. Nodule Point is also a public beach. The GPS coordinates for the midpoint of this beach are: 48.01ºN, 122.684ºW. Harvesters are advised to use these coordinates to stay near the midpoint of this beach or in the immediate vicinity of Kinney Point to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: Mats Mats boat ramp (located on Mats Mats Bay off of Oak Bay Road about one mile north of Port Ludlow) is about four miles by boat to the tip of Kinney Point. Lower Hadlock boat ramp (located just south of Port Hadlock on Oak Bay Road) is about three and a half miles by boat from the tip of Kinney Point.


None. There is a pit toilet at the Mats Mats ramp and a portable toilet at the Lower Hadlock ramp. There are facilities for boaters at Port Ludlow Marina.