PACIFIC RAZOR CLAMMING
Long Beach Proposed Digs for 2019 Season
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The proposed razor clam digs to date, along with low tides and beaches, are listed below:
September 27, Friday, 5:52 a.m. -0.9 feet; Long Beach only
September 28, Saturday, 6:36 a.m. -0.8 feet; Long Beach only
September 29, Sunday, 7:19 am -0.6 feet; Long Beach only
No digging is allowed after noon for the late September digs where low tide occurs in the morning.
October 26, Saturday, 5:59 pm, 0.0 feet; Long Beach
October 27, Sunday, 6:47 pm, -0.8 feet; Long Beach
October 28, Monday, 7:33 pm, -1.2 feet; Long Beach
October 29, Tuesday, 8:18 pm, -1.4 feet; Long Beach
October 30, Wednesday, 9:03 pm, -1.2 feet; Long Beach
October 31, Thursday, 9:50 pm, -0.8 feet; Long Beach
November 1, Friday, 10:38 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach
November 11, Monday, 5:51 pm, 0.1 feet; Long Beach
November 12, Tuesday, 6:27 pm, -0.3 feet; Long Beach
November 13, Wednesday, 7:03 pm, -0.5 feet; Long Beach
November 14, Thursday, 7:41 pm, -0.6 feet; Long Beach,
November 15, Friday, 8:22 pm, -0.5 feet; Long Beach
November 16, Saturday, 9:08 pm, -0.3 feet; Long Beach
November 17, Sunday, 9:59 pm, -0.1 feet; Long Beach
November 24, Sunday, 4:47 pm, -0.4 feet; Long Beach
November 25, Monday, 5:34 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach
November 26, Tuesday, 6:18 pm, -1.3 feet; Long Beach
November 27, Wednesday, 7:02 pm, -1.4 feet; Long Beach
November 28, Thursday, 7:44 pm, -1.2 feet; Long Beach
November 29, Friday, 8:29 pm, -0.7 feet; Long Beach
November 30, Saturday, 9:10 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach
December 10, Tuesday, 5:28 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach
December 11, Wednesday, 6:06 pm, -0.6 feet; Long Beach
December 12, Thursday, 6:45 pm, -0.9 feet; Long Beach
December 13, Friday, 7:26 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach
December 14, Saturday, 8:08 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach
December 15, Sunday, 8:53 pm, -0.8 feet; Long Beach
December 16, Monday, 9:41 pm, -0.4 feet; Long Beach
December 23, Monday, 4:35 pm, -0.4 feet; Long Beach
December 26, Thursday, 6:47 pm, -1.1 feet; Long Beach
December 27, Friday, 7:26 pm, -0.9 feet; Long Beach
December 28, Saturday, 8:05 pm, -0.6 feet; Long Beach
December 29, Sunday, 8:43 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach
No digging is allowed before noon during digs in October, November and December where low tide occurs in the afternoon or evening.
Ayres notes that low tides around New Years are not low enough for successful razor clam harvest, so digging will not open then.
In order to ensure conservation of clams for future generations, WDFW sets tentative razor clam seasons that are based on the results from an annual coast-wide razor clam stock assessment and by considering harvest to date. WDFW authorizes each dig independently after getting the results of marine toxin testing.
"Razor clam digs are a major source of livelihood for coastal communities, bringing out hundreds of thousands of tourists each year to enjoy all we have to offer, including terrific nature, food, entertainment and fun on the beach for the whole family," said Andi Day, Executive Director at Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau. "We value and appreciate WDFW's work to manage this terrific resource for our communities."
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach.
Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from some 600 license vendors around the state.
Under state law, diggers at open beaches 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.
More information can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the primary state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities. WDFW razor clam digs support outdoor lifestyles and coastal economies.
Area Attractions & Activities
- Fishing and Clamming (seasonal)
- Pacific Northwest’s ONLY Coastal Boardwalk
- Discovery Trail paved path through the dunes
- Kayaking on Willapa Bay
- Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
- Shopping & Antique Stores
- Bicycling & Hiking
- Premier Restaurants
- Willapa Bay Interpretive Center
- Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
- Historic Oysterville
- Victorian Seaview
- Horseback Riding
- Two Lighthouses
- Art Galleries
- World Kite Museum
- Cranberry Museum
- Bird Watching
- Winter Storms
- ….& much, MUCH more!
Recommended by Andersen’s
We’re happy to make recommendations for some of the best dining available on the west coast.
42nd Street Café & Bistro has been a consistent favorite over the years for Andersen’s guests. The eclectic menu satisfies seekers of traditional roadhouse meals like pot roast, chicken fried steak and fried razor clams. They usually do a nightly special featuring a fish dish. In the morning, try their bacon maple waffles or beignets . Mmmm. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Lost Roo has become a favorite of our guests. Lots of menu choices, big screen TVs, and ample room to accommodate large groups. Prime Rib Thursdays are very popular. Try the tater tots :) or check out the bar-seahawk fans love to watch games here.
Pickled Fish perched atop the Adrift hotel has the best (only) view of the beach! The menu varies using locally purveyed ingredients and the craft cocktails impress. Live music nightly. 20% gratuity is automatically added to your bill. Open until 10pm.
Gallettis Our go-to for good pasta. Favorites are fettuccine with real alfredo sauce, chicken parmesan, lasagna, and spaghetti with meatballs. Discover their alter ego- Metro express cafe, serving up breakfast like excellent scratch biscuits and gravy.
Hungry Harbor KIDS favorite! Great fish and chips, gigantic burgers and more, there is something to please everyone. Even with ample indoor seating and dog-friendly outdoor seating they offer take-out! They also have a Sunday breakfast buffet. We love their seasonal decor and displays.
The Depot Restaurant Built in the original train depot, featuring fine dining with international wines, on-tap microbrews, a display kitchen, heated outdoor deck, and special events ranging from wine dinners to Jazz events. October through June the restaurant dedicates Wednesdays to ‘Burger Night’.
The Cove Located on the Peninsula Golf course, with views of the greens and ambient piano music playing. A locals favorite for lunchtime sandwich and salad plates, They offer delicious artistic Dinners on weekend nights.
Salt Pub With a beautiful view of the Ilwaco Harbor, Salt Pub serves simple handmade food, cocktails, beer and wine. Hard to beat their burger and fries.
Saltwater Bar and Grill Chef owned and operated, dedicated to obtaining only the freshest and best products for their food to give guests an excellent dining experience. Hard to choose meals here...It's all good!
Serious Pizza Two locations in Illwaco, indoor and outdoor seating, and more than just good pizza. They make their own dough, have a zillion toppings and bake in wood fire ovens. Amazingly they have gluten free options!