Coos Bay Map – Coos Bay

Coos Bay

is the largest of all Oregon Bays and offers all Oregon species of clams and crab. Because it’s a bit of a distance from Oregon’s main population (Portland, Oregon) it is mostly clammed by locals, with a few traveling from Eugene and other areas.
Boardwalk in Coos Bay
Boardwalk Coos Bay
This makes for clamming paradise, a large bay with lots of different areas to clam, all species of clams (with most in abundance), and easy access by foot, by boat, or by dock. Make sure you have both a shovel and gun. Commercial oyster operations are also nearby so remember that oysters are private property and cannot be harvested recreationally here.

This is also a great place to go crabbing. Coos Bay has docks for convenient crabbing, as well as shore crabbing, rental boats, and 5 places to launch your own boat if you’re so inclined. There are a number of RV Parks that rent everything you need as well. If you own a RV check out The Mill Casino and RV Park , located on the north side of Coos Bay.

Coos Bay

Throughout the site items highlighted in green indicate a preferred spot. Once you identity which beach you want to try, go back to the menu to get a more specific map of that location.

Information provided is a result of personal experience clamming at each bay location over a period of fifty-years, and local residences providing input and advice; as well as ongoing information from past Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife surveys. Information will change as incoming seas have a tendency to shift, weather changes, and sand bars move. The hope of this information is for people new to clamming to have a successful first time experience, but is not responsible for the accuracy of this data, and the outcome, or results of your personal efforts.