Razor Clamming




The Peninsula is among five state-designated razor-clam digging beaches on the Washington coast, along with Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.  The peninsula, stretches 24 miles, from Beards Hollow near North Head Lighthouse to Leadbetter Point State Park.  Thousands maybe even tens of thousands will dig for clams along the beach when tides get low in the spring.

Current Information -APPROVED DATES

RECREATIONAL RAZOR CLAM OPENER: The previously announced April recreational razor clam opener will proceed as previous announced. The specific details of the upcoming opener are:

  • April 19, Thursday, 9:46 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 20, Friday, 10:37 a.m.; -0.7 feet; Mocrocks
  • April 21, Saturday, 11:34 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 1 p.m.)
  • April 22, Sunday, 12:38 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 2 p.m.)

More information can be found at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html

NOTE: The Copalis Razor Clam Management Beach will ONLY be open one day – Saturday April 21, 2018. This includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, and Ocean City. (Do not be confused if you see tribal diggers using this beach on Sunday.)

Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container.

ALSO: All Long Beach and Twin Harbors diggers. Please the attached File (click here) for important information re: snowy plover nesting areas. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

For updates on upcoming openings, see WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.

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