North McDaniel Cove

WDFW Beach Season Information

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.

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. North 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 most of it is steep and rocky.

There are some oysters attached to the rocks on this beach.

A good harvest alternative to North 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.


North McDaniel Cove is boat access only. There is no upland access. Please use caution landing by boat on this beach. It is steep and very rocky. The south boundary of this beach is about 100 yards northeast of the Highway 101 bridge over McDonald Creek. This beach is approximately one half of a mile from boundary to boundary. Neither boundary is well marked. There are "no trespassing" signs posted at the southwest end of the beach near the bridge. The uplands of this beach are private and there are houses just above the beach. It is recommended that harvesters stay near the approximate midpoint of this beach to avoid trespassing. Approximate GPS coordinates of the midpoint of North McDaniel Cove are: 47.628º N, 122.949º W.

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


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