Yaquina Bay Map – Newport

Yaquina Bay is located in

Newport, Oregon

and has one of the largest commercial fishing fleets on the Oregon Coast.
Newport Yaquina Lighthouse
Lighthouse at Yaquina Bay
Newport also offers a bounty of clams on the shore and crabs in the bay. It is one of the four better bays for clamming and crabbing in Oregon. Make sure you go clamming during a good low tide at this bay. Gapers and cockles can be found under the Yaquina Bay Bridge or South Jetty Road (park at the Rogue brewery). Gapers, cockles, littlenecks, and butter clams can be found at SE 35th Street. Park at the Hatfield Marine Science Center parking lot — don’t forget to bring a rake and a shovel. Other areas are a little harder to get at or require a boat.

Dungeness crabs are found in many spots (see map below) but the best crabbing is in the lower bay. These areas have depths of 20 to 30 feet
Newport Yaquina Lighthouse
Newport, Oregon Yaquina Bay Bridge
and are outside the navigational channel which Dungeness crab prefer. There are also many charter operators that provide crabbing trips. Ocean crabbing can be a lot of fun, don’t be surprised if you run into whales while your out there. On the way back in you can do a little bottom fishing to make for a very productive day.

Yaquina Bay Newport, Oregon

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 razorclamming.com is not responsible for the accuracy of this data, and the outcome, or results of your personal efforts.