Washington Razor Clamming Map and Beaches
Beaches for Razor Clams can be found from Alaska to Northern California. But location maps are sometimes hard to find. Also, the ability to drill down onto the beach and see exactly where to go. Here you will find detailed maps and driving directions.
If this is your first time clamming, the Seaside and Long Beach areas are a pretty good place to start because its about consistently good as it gets. With 2013 being exceptional. Ninety percent of the razor clams dug in Oregon are along an eighteen mile stretch of beach. From the south end of Seaside (starting at Tillamook Head), north to the Columbia River.
Clams can be found almost everywhere along the beach but some spots are better then others. Each year shifting sands and the location of clam larva can effect where clamming will be best.
The best way to determine where on a specific beach clamming is best is to watch and see where the locals go. As razor clammers generally congregate in groups where clams are being found. Try to spot a commercial clammer. That can be a good key indicator as they are searching out the best spots weekly. Use the map below to find a location and directions, then go back to the menu tab for a more specific map.
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 andWashington Department of Fish and Wildlifewebsites.Information will change as incoming seas tend to shift and move sand, after that it 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.