Broad Spit (Dabob Bay)

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. Broad Spit (Dabob Bay) is accessible by boat only. There is no upland access to this beach.

Harvest profile

This is an excellent beach for Manila clams. The most popular spot is on the north side of the spit in the mid-tidal area near the base of the spit and in the tidal lagoon located behind the spit. Small clams are abundant in the lagoon. Please measure and replant all clams smaller than 1 1/2 inches. Horse clams and geoducks are found primarily on the south side of the spit, all the way south to Lindsay Beach. Butter clams and native littleneck clams can be found in most areas with mixed sand and gravel substrate.

This is an excellent beach for oysters. Before it was acquired by WDFW, this beach was a commercial oyster beach. There are large oyster beds on either side of Broad Spit and oysters are found from Broad Spit all the way to the south beach boundary. The private property to the north of the boundary is a commercial oyster farm. Please respect private property and don't trespass.


This is a boat access only site. There is no upland access to this beach. The closest boat ramps are the Point Whitney Ramp (about 4 miles away), located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road and Quilcene Marina Ramp (about 5 miles away), located south of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road. 

 Approximate GPS coordinates are: 47.793756º N, 122.819876º W at the south end and 47.809076º N, 122.817366º W at the north end (near a line of rocks and stakes immediately north of Broad Spit).


There are no facilities at Broad Spit. There is a nice picnic spot above the high tide line on the tip of the spit. There is plenty of beach for walking and wildlife viewing. During the summer this spot is popular with boaters who anchor on the north side of the spit and camp above the high tide line.