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.
Shine Tidelands State Park is a 13-acre day-use park with 5,000 feet of tideland along Bywater Bay.
Shine Tidelands became part of the Washington State Park system in 1967. The park property was formerly a portion of the Wolfe Property, named after original owners Elmer and Sophia Wolfe.