Here are some tips for your stay at Annas Bay Beach House:
- NEARBY ACTIVITIES WE RECOMMEND: Besides the numerous water-related activities, there are many things to do at Hood Canal, especially for the adventurous! Head to the Olympics and hike Mount Ellinor, Staircase or other more or less challenging trails nearby. Several highly ranked golf courses are close by including, Alderbrook, Salish Cliffs at Little Creek, Gold Mountain and others. Nearby casinos include Little Creek and the Lucky Dog. Gourmet dining is available nearby at The Restaurant at Alderbrook Resort and Alderbrook Clubhouse Grille. Other activities include wine tasting, antiquing, spa treatments, and outdoor excursions.
- HOOD CANAL EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO! We highly recommend a visit to McReavy House! For other great activities and adventures, visit EXPLORE HOOD CANAL for the latest events in the area!
- DON'T HARVEST THE OYSTERS AND CLAMS WITHOUT PERMISSION/PERMITS: The property is located on an oyster bed. However, permits are required in WA for both oyster harvesting and clamming, and there are rules on when and where you can harvest/dig. There are limits on size of clams along with how many you can have. Oysters also are to be shucked on the beach unless you have a commercial or special permit (if you have oysters in the shell around here and don't have proof of purchase you can be fined - like a speeding ticket). There are also times of the year where beaches are closed do to "red tide" (low tides and hot days can cause shellfish to grow a bacteria that makes them unsafe to eat.
- THE WATER IS NOT WARM! Most of the year the water what most would think of as cold. July (sometimes) and August are about the only months where it can be what we can only describe as "Refreshing". This is mainly due to Annas Bay being tide-based water that is constantly moving. Many of the lakes here can get warm, like Island Lake, but the tide waters and our ocean are not usually considered "warm".