Razor clam digs announced

Hey, razor clam fans: It’s time to haul the shovel out of storage and dust off the waders because tentative fall and winter clam digs were announced last week.

Long Beach WA razor clams

Freshly dug razor clams.

Razor clam digs

Tentative fall and winter razor clam digs on the Long Beach Peninsula are:

  • Oct. 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach
  • Oct. 7, Saturday, 8:33 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach
  • Nov. 3, Friday, 6:47 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach
  • Nov. 4, Saturday, 7:31 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach
  • Nov. 5, Sunday, 7:16 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach
  • Dec. 2, Saturday, 6:49 p.m.; -1.9 feet; Long Beach
  • Dec. 3, Sunday, 6:15 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach
  • Dec. 4, Monday, 7:02 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Long Beach
  • Dec. 31, Sunday, 5:12 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach

Clam digging is a quintessential coastal activity on the Long Beach Peninsula, where miles and miles of silver-sand beach open up to razor clam diggers each fall and winter. It’s pure family fun that’s as popular with locals as it is with visitors. Daily limits are 15 clams per licensed digger, so it’s easy to pull a feast from the sand in less than an hour.

How to dig & clean

Find digging and cleaning instructions here, as well as a few favorite recipes.

You can borrow clam guns for free from the Visitors Bureau in Seaview. And shellfish licenses can be purchased from the Seaview Mobil station across the street from the VB, Dennis Company and Pioneer Market in Long Beach and Jack’s Country Store in Ocean Park.

It’s time to start planning for clamming, so check out lodging options here.

Upcoming events:

Cache-Dash-Splash III, Sept. 15-17, Ocean Park

One Sky, One World Kite Fly, Oct. 7-8, Long Beach

Peninsula Art Association Fall Show, Oct. 7-9, Long Beach

Water Music Festival, Oct. 13-15, Long Beach Peninsula

Great Columbia Crossing 10k, Oct. 15, Astoria, OR

Chinook Oktoberfest, Oct. 21, Chinook

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