- 95% of All Washington Razor Clams Are Dug Here.
- Long Beach, WA Changes Open Dates Frequently, Check WDFW Before You Go.
- Drive Your Car on the Longest Beach in the World (25 Miles).
- Great Place to Stay With Hotels, Restaurants, Shops, Nightlife and Kids Attractions.
- Oysterville – Easy Oyster Harvesting and Market (great place for lunch too).
Long Beach, WA
This Long Beach, WA peninsula is 28 miles long and allows legal cars on this huge stretch of sandy beach. So, clamming access is as good as it gets.
Long Beach, WA started an annual Razor Clamming festival in the 1940′s where they would cook Razor Clams in the “World’s Largest Frying Pan”. In 1948 the festival was discontinued due to a dwindling razor clam population. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, ever since then, has limited the number of days per year you can clam. Today the Razor Clam Festival is active, probably due to the limited schedule for legal clamming.
Check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Razor Clamming schedule to see which days are legal. Generally these dates are only available a few months or weeks in advance. The clamming is good all along the 28 miles of sand. However, the north end seems to have the most abundance and largest razor clams.
On the opposite side of the Peninsula is Oysterville, Washington. Because of this, you can limit out on razor clams and then drive ten minutes to limit out on Oysters in the same day.
Information provided is a result of personal experience at each bay or beach location. In addition, local residences providing input and advice, and ongoing information from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife websites. Information will change as incoming seas tend to shift and move sand, which makes it harder for clams to reproduce. So always check for current beach closures and advisories related to biotoxins, pollution or other human health concerns the same day you plan to harvest. Razorclamming.com is not responsible for the accuracy of this data and the outcome or results of your personal efforts, or safe consumption of shellfish.
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