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 -TENTATIVE DATES

NEWS RELEASE -- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
February 14, 2018
WDFW tentatively plans 8 days of razor clam digging in March, April

OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled razor clam digs through April on four ocean beaches.

Final approval of all scheduled openings at Copalis, Mocrocks, Long Beach and Twin Harbors beaches will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) typically announces whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the department.

The proposed razor clam digs, along with low tides and beaches, are listed below:
March 2, Friday, 6:54 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Mocrocks
March 3, Saturday, 7:34 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks
March 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
March 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
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; 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.)

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.

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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