Located near Brinnon, Washington on the Hood Canal, Dosewallips State Park has lots of options for marine related activities. The Dosewallips River runs through the park, and there is a large stretch of Hood Canal beach.
To access the beach, take the road that is just north of the Dosewallips River. You drive past a field and there is a parking lot. You walk through a lovely forest and then you reach the grasslands at the river mouth. There is a great viewing platform. I saw a group of Elk just relaxing and eating while I was up there.
The beach is massive on a lowtide. and it is is a popular clamming spot. You can view the base of the Olympic Mountains from the beach. It’s a gorgeous spot, I can see why it’s a popular camping destination. There are even a few spots reserved for those traveling by kayak or canoe on the Cascadia Marine Trail.