Foulweather Bluff (DNR-64)

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. Foulweather Bluff (DNR-64) 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. A survey conducted in 1990 indicates the presence of native littleneck clams and butter clams. Oysters are not expected to be common at this location. 

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.

Foulweather Bluff (DNR-64) is boat access only. There is no upland access (see beach map). The beach is about 0.65 miles from boundary to boundary. The boundaries are not marked. The best landmark for this beach is the northeastern point of Foulweather Bluff. The northeastern point is about 270 yards north of the eastern boundary and 970 yards east of the western boundary. It is recommended that harvesters stay well within these boundaries to avoid trespassing. Approximate GPS coordinates of the northeastern point of Foulweather Bluff are: 47.940º N, 122.604º W. (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 four nautical miles by boat from Foulweather Bluff. Salsbury County Park ramp (located one mile west of Port Gamble on Wheeler Street) is approximately 5.8 miles from Foulweather Bluff 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.