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IMPORTANT NOTICE

State Dept. of Health cautions that Clams,Oysters and Mussels on the West side (D.O.H. Map) of Long Point are not fit for human consumption at any time.

HEALTH ADVISORIES
Check Dept. of Health (DOH) for health restrictions on this beach

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Island County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

LONG POINT
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SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

State Dept. of Health cautions that Clams,Oysters and Mussels on the West side (D.O.H. Map) of Long Point are not fit for human consumption at any time.

HARVEST PROFILE

Long Point is located on the southeast shore of Penn Cove on Whidbey Island with 4,427 feet of shoreline. Approximately half of this beach (all tidelands to the west of Long Point proper) is closed by the Department of Health due to the proximity to sewage outfalls. The shoreline east of the point is generally sand and gravel with some mud. The clam habitat is wide along the majority of the shoreline and narrows where the substrate changes to mud. Digging is best just southeast of Long Point and also on the point in the middle of the beach. Butter clams are the primary species harvested but cockles, horse clams and some native littleneck clams are also present.

DIRECTION TO SITE
The beach is accessible by land from two roads. Both roads dead-end at the beach.

Western Access: From the Clinton ferry terminal: Drive north on Hwy 525 (this changes into Hwy 20) for 23.5 miles. Bear right on Parker Rd., after 1 mile take a right onto Portal Place Rd., bear left on Marine Drive, follow to the end of the road and park on the shoulder.

From the north: Take Hwy 20 south through Coupeville, take a left at Parker Rd., after 1 mile take a right onto Portal Place Rd., bear left on Marine Drive, follow to the end of the road and park on the shoulder.

Eastern Access: From Parker Rd., after 0.6 miles take a right on Rhodena Rd., then a left onto Reeder Rd., follow to the end and park on the shoulder. Access the beach down the small path to the left of the No Trespassing sign.

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PARKING INFORMATION

The western access for Long Point provides parking for up to eight vehicles.

The eastern access provides parking along the road.

FACILITIES
There are no restrooms provided.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION

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Beach information last updated: April 08, 2010 @ 11:12am

Whidbey Island/Camano Island

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Whidbey Island/Camano Island Foulweather Bluff (DNR-64) DNR-68 DNR-69 Meadowdale County Park Picnic Point County Park Mukilteo State Park South Mukilteo Park South Everett(Howarth Park) Kayak Point County Park West Pass Access Cavelaro Beach South Port Susan Further North Camano Head Far South Mabana Mabana Un-named DNR Beach East Elger Bay West Elger Bay Camano Island State Park Cama Beach State Park North Onamac Point Further North Onamac Point South Rocky Point Fort Casey State Park South Fort Casey DNR-124A DNR-124 South Whidbey State Park DNR-101 and South Bush Point Double Bluff State Park South Useless Bay Dave Mackie County Park Scatchet Head Northeast Cultus Bay DNR-99 DNR-100 North Randal Point South Sandy Point Sunrise Beach East East Point Freeland County Park Hidden Beach Saratoga Pass Harrington Beach Snatelum Point Long Point Coupeville Madrona West Penn Cove San De Fuca East San De Fuca Monroe Landing Blowers Bluff

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.