WDFW Beach Season Information

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

Please note that the State Department of Health cautions that Clams, Oysters and Mussels from the southern portion of this beach (see beach map) are not fit for human consumption at any time. Health closures are common in this area. Be sure to check the DOH website before harvesting on this beach.

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

There are populations of native littleneck clams and Manilla clams on this beach. Oysters are note 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.

Brownsville is located about ten miles southeast of Poulsbo and about five miles east of Silverdale. The easiest route from north or south is on Highway 3. Take the Bangor/Keyport exit and go east on highway 308 towards Keyport. Follow Highway 308 for about three miles to the Brownsville turnoff just before Keyport. Take a right and proceed another three and one half miles to Brownsville. Brownsville Marina is on the left and there is ample parking. There is a foot path that leads from the Marina store to the public fishing dock at the north end of the marina. Follow the path towards the fishing dock and take the access stairs to the beach. It is about 350 yards from the fishing dock north to the harvestable portion of the Brownsville beach.


Facilities at Brownsville include restrooms, a store, picnic tables and a public fishing dock.