Three Days of Clam Digging, Long Beach Razor Clam Festival, Snowy Plover Nesting

Three days of razor clam digging have been approved and will begin on April 20 and run through April 22. Be sure to pay attention to the official tide times and beach locations.

It’s also the weekend for the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival.

Plus, the Snowy Plovers are nesting in the dunes so stay away from these vital nesting habitats.

The official press release announcing the approved digs by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is on the agency’s website.

Razor clam digging is only available to the public because of the hard work that state shellfish managers put in, plus the watchful eye of the Department of Health that conducts the marine toxin tests to ensure clams are safe to eat.

Be sure to check the Beach Map to ensure you are on the correct approved beach.

Upcoming digs are scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:

Switch to a.m. tides, no digging is allowed after noon:

  • April 20, Saturday, 7:58 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Long BeachTwin Harbors, Copalis

  • April 21, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

  • April 22, Monday, 9:25 a.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

The DAILY LIMIT per person is 15 clams, no matter what condition they are in, once removed from the sand. That limit is subject to change. Always check with official sources if you have any questions. Digging AFTER Noon during the Spring Season on the approved days is not allowed. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. And, each digger must keep their razor clams in a separate container. Don’t mix your clams. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.

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