Not much is known about clam populations on this beach, but surveys conducted in the 1990s indicate the presence of native littleneck clams, Manila clams, butter clams, cockles and horse clams.
There are oysters at South McDaniel Cove.
A good harvest alternative to South 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.
DIRECTION TO SITE
South McDaniel Cove is boat access only. There is no upland access. Most of this beach is steep and rocky. The south boundary of this beach is about 150 yards northeast of Fulton Creek. This beach is approximately 800 yards long from boundary to boundary. Neither boundary is well marked. Most of the Fulton Creek tidal flats are private property. Approximate GPS coordinates of the midpoint of South McDaniel Cove are: 47.619º N, 122.966º W. It is recommended harvesters use these coordinates as the best landmark for this beach and stay near this area to avoid trespassing.
Nearest boat ramps: Triton Cove State Park ramp (located south of Brinnon on Highway 101) is about one nautical mile by boat to South McDaniel Cove.
FACILITIES None. There are vault toilets and water at Triton Cove State Park. There are facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina.
Beach information last updated: March 30, 2010 @ 4:18pm
North Hood Canal
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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.
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