Alsea Bay Map – Waldport

Alsea Bay is located near

Waldport, Oregon

and is mostly clammed by locals. This can be a good thing sometimes because it can have a positive impact on clam populations. Soft-shells can be found both on the east side of the Waldport Bridge, and downstream at the banks of Eckman Lake.
Waldport, Oregon Bay Bridge
Alsea Bay Bridge
Clamming is best near Hwy 34 and Eckman Lane. First Baptist Church offers ample parking and walk-on access. Cockles can be found on the both sides of the Waldport Bridge (a rake will be needed in this area); access and parking is also good. As of late the Sofshell population seems to be very good, but in some, the center Alsea Bay locations a boat could be required depending on the tide.

There is also crabbing here under the Waldport Bay Bridge to the ocean entrance. Near the ocean entrance is also a good place to crab from the shore line, click here for instructions. This is also a good location to clam in the morning at low-tide, and then in the afternoon at slack tide (as the tide comes into high-tide and moves into a slack tide) all are in close proximity.

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Information provided is a result of personal experience clamming for over fifty-years, at many bay locations, 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 and move sand bars. The hope of this information is for people new to clamming to have a successful first time experience, but, its employees and affiliates are not responsible for the accuracy of this data, and the outcome, or results of your personal efforts.