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IMPORTANT NOTICE
The Graveyard Spit portion of Dungesess Spit is CLOSED all year for clams and oysters

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

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Clallam County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 6 (EAST JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

DUNGENESS SPIT AND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TIDELANDS
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SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

View a Map of Dungeness Spit Clam Seasons

HARVEST PROFILE

The clam resource on Dungeness Spit is limited, especially on the exposed western side of the spit. There is better habitat and clam resource on the eastern side in Dungeness Bay near the base of the spit and along the spit northward. Available species here include: native littleneck clams, butter clams, eastern softshell clams, and varnish clams.

All beaches on Dungeness Spit are in Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and public access is limited in some areas to protect nesting birds and other wildlife. Please obey all signs and avoid restricted areas. See map of Dungeness Spit with harvest areas and clam seasons. It is also illegal to remove anything from the beach other than legal amounts of shellfish. This includes shells and driftwood.

Cline Spit and Sequim Bay State Park are better harvest alternatives with more clams.

Harvest Area Map
Map of DUNGENESS SPIT AND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TIDELANDS harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE

From Highway 101, four miles west of Sequim and 11 miles east of Port Angeles, turn north onto Kitchen-Dick Road (look for the sign to Dungeness on the highway). Travel approximately three and a half miles. The entrance to Dungeness Recreation Area will be on your left. The trailhead for the beach and spit is at the north end of the Recreation Area. The trail to the spit is short but steep. There is a fee for entering the National Wildlife Refuge which begins at the trailhead.

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FACILITIES
All facilities at Dungeness are located in the Dungeness Recreation Area. These include camping, potable water, a picnic area, vault toilets and horse trails. There is a daily use fee per family for entering the Wildlife Refuge.

Beach information last updated: May 06, 2010 @ 11:22am

Sequim/Port Townsend

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

Sequim/Port Townsend Mystery Bay State Park Fort Flagler State Park North Beach County Park Fort Worden State Park South Point Wilson North Point Hudson Old Fort Townsend Chimacum Creek Tidelands DNR-409 South Diamond Point DNR-410 DNR-411 Port Williams DNR-411A Pitship Point South Pitship Point Sequim Bay State Park DNR-404A (Kinney Point) South Indian Island County Park Port Townsend Ship Canal East Oak Bay Oak Bay County Park Tala Shore Old Town Cline Spit Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge Tidelands Fort Ebey State Park

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.