Shine Tidelands State Park

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Located at the entrance to Squamish Harbor, just north of Hood Canal Bridge, Shine Tidelands State Park makes a peaceful stop on a Hood Canal or Kitsap Peninsula road trip.

This little day-use park offers fishing and crabbing, and its shoreline is popular with kayakers and beach walkers. A small wetland on the property offers excellent birding. Low tide brings out oysters and clams, which makes the park popular with shellfish harvesters.

Park features

Shine Tidelands State Park is a 249-acre day-use park with 5,000 feet of tideland along Bywater Bay.

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. History

Picnic & day-use facilities

The park provides four unsheltered picnic tables, available first come, first served. Fires are not permitted on the beach or on park property.


Water activities & features

  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing (saltwater)
  • Oyster harvesting

Other activities

  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Sailboarding
  • Wildlife viewing
Additional information
  • Fires are not allowed on beach or park property.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
  • All Department of Fish and Wildlife rules apply in the park.