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

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (HOOD CANAL)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

SILENT BEACH
270810

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

Not much is known about clam resources on Silent Beach, but there is at least one area that is good for harvesting Manila clams. That area is approximately a half mile south of the northern boundary of this beach (see beach map). Native littleneck clams can be found here and they appear to be abundant in places. There are probably horse clams and cockles on this beach. Geoducks can likely be found in the lower tide zone.

There are some oysters on Silent Beach. They may be abundant in places.

Harvest Area Map
Map of SILENT BEACH harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE
This is a boat access only site. There is no upland access to this beach. The closest boat ramps to the Manila clam spot on Silent Beach are the Point Whitney ramp (about 3 miles away by boat), located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road and Quilcene Marina ramp (about 4.3 miles away by boat), located south of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road.

Silent Beach is about two miles long from boundary to boundary and is bordered on the south by North Tabook Point. The northern boundary is not clearly marked but it is about one half mile north of the Manila clam spot (see beach map). GPS coordinates for the clam spot are: 47.788º N, 122.79º W. When in doubt please stay near these coordinates to avoid trespassing.

Map to this point  

FACILITIES
There are no facilities at Silent Beach. There are facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 31, 2010 @ 8:33am

North Hood Canal

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

North Hood Canal Wolfe Property State Park Shine Tidelands State Park DNR-59 W.R. Hicks County Park Case Shoal DNR 57-B (Brown Point) Toandos Peninsula State Park South Zelatched Point DNR-57 North Tabook Point Silent Beach Southeast Dabob Bay East Dabob Dabob Broad Spit Bolton Peninsula Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands West Quilcene Bay Quilcene Boat Ramp Point Whitney Tidelands and Point Whitney Lagoon DNR-55 (Pulali Point) Seal Rock Forest Service Camp Ground Dosewallips State Park Pleasant Harbor Duckabush North McDaniel Cove South McDaniel Cove Triton Cove State Park South Tekiu Point (DNR-40) Scenic Beach State Park Kitsap Memorial State Park Salsbury Pt County Park Anna Smith Children's Park Silverdale Shoal (Clam Island) Silverdale County Park Triton Cove Tidelands Point Hannon

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.