South McDaniel Cove

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

Note: THIS IS A BOAT ACCESS ONLY BEACH. There is no upland access to this beach and users are reminded to respect private property.

Access to this beach is by boat only. South McDaniel Cove 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 surveys conducted in the 1990s indicate the presence of native littleneck clams, Manila clams, butter clams, cockles and horse clams.

There are oysters at South McDaniel Cove.

A good harvest alternative to South McDaniel Cove is South Tekiu, a good boat access clam and oyster beach which is located about 2 miles by boat southeast of Triton Cove State Park ramp on the east side of Hood Canal.


South McDaniel Cove is boat access only. There is no upland access. Most of this beach is steep and rocky. The south boundary of this beach is about 150 yards northeast of Fulton Creek. This beach is approximately 800 yards long from boundary to boundary. Neither boundary is well marked. Most of the Fulton Creek tidal flats are private property. Approximate GPS coordinates of the midpoint of South McDaniel Cove are: 47.619º N, 122.966º W. It is recommended harvesters use these coordinates as the best landmark for this beach and stay near this area to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: Triton Cove State Park ramp (located south of Brinnon on Highway 101) is about one nautical mile by boat to South McDaniel Cove.


None. There are vault toilets and water at Triton Cove State Park. There are facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina.

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