Low-Tide Beach Exploration

Shine State Park Shine State Park

The public will be able to join beach naturalists from Washington State University Extension to explore Shine Tidelands three times this summer. The free events are timed to explore sea life that is exposed during low tides on the following days:

June 15, 10 to 11:30 am
July 16, 11:30 am to 1 pm
August 11, 9:30 to 11 am

Naturalists will share their knowledge of the beach environment and, if time permits, investigate the rocks under the Hood Canal bridge. Participants, who are not required to wear masks at this time, can come and go as they like. Boots are recommended but not required.

Jacknife clam
discovered during a
beach exploration.

The beach explorations will begin at the CenturyTel Cable Crossing cables just south of the state park entrance and the naturalists can be identified by their orange vests. Parking is limited and a Washington State Discover Pass is required for vehicles inside the state park.


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  • Directions from Port Ludlow to Shine Tidelands State Park: Travel south about seven miles on Paradise Bay Rd. Turn left onto Termination Point Rd. – about 100 feet before the intersection with Hwy 104 at the Hood Canal Bridge. Stay left at the Y in the road. Find a safe place to park along the road.