Samish Island Recreation Area provides the island's only public beach access to 1800 feet of shoreline. A sign at the trailhead reminds users the area is limited to 1500 feet to the west and 300 feet to the east the access point. Here you may find butter clams, Manila clams, native littleneck clams, cockles, horse clams, eastern softshell clams, and even geoduck clams at extreme low tides.
DIRECTION TO SITE From I-5 take exit 236 and head west on Bow Hill Rd. and follow 4 miles. At Bow, bear left on 237. Take a right at the stop sign onto Bayview Edison Rd. Take a left at the four way stop onto Samish Island Rd. Take a right on Wharf Rd. and follow to the dead end. There is very limited parking.
FACILITIES There are no facilities at this site. Pease pack everything out.
Beach information last updated: April 08, 2010 @ 1:24pm
For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.
Yellow map areas (links) 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.