New round of razor clam digging
approved by WDFW, starting Sunday



Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have given the go-ahead for the next round of razor clam digs on coastal beaches beginning Sunday, Oct. 3.
The announcement comes after the Washington Department of Health confirmed Tuesday (Sept. 28) that marine toxin levels are within allowable limits and razor clams from all open beaches are safe to eat.
Many diggers found success during the first opener in late September over the first nine days of digging, an estimated 55,700 diggers harvested over 1 million clams, with many of those harvesting their limit, according to Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager with WDFW.
“I don’t think we could’ve asked for a better first round of digs,” Ayres said. “Some days nearly every digger was getting their 20 clams, and we came very close to what we projected the catch would be.”
WDFW encourages diggers to continue to follow responsible recreation guidelines, including following all state and local health guidance as COVID cases remain high across Washington. Diggers are urged to be respectful of local residents and communities they may visit while clamming.





The following digs were approved, along with the low tides and beaches. Most successful digging occurs between one and two hours before the listed time of low tide. No digging is allowed before noon during digs when low tide occurs in the afternoon or evening.

A.M. TIDES ONLY:

Oct. 3, Sunday, 4:52 A.M. 0.2 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 4, Monday, 5:33 A.M. 0.0 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Oct. 5, Tuesday, 6:12 A.M. -0.1 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

P.M. TIDES ONLY:

Oct. 6, Wednesday, 7:20 P.M. -0.3 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 7, Thursday, 8:04 P.M. -0.8 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis Oct. 8, Friday, 8:50 P.M. -1.1 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

Oct. 9, Saturday, 9:38 P.M. -1.1 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

Oct. 10, Sunday, 10:32 P.M. -0.8 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Oct. 11, Monday,11:32 P.M. -0.4 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis


Additional information

All open beaches (Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, and Copalis) have increased limits through the end of 2021, with diggers allowed to keep 20 clams instead of the usual 15. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container, and all diggers must keep the first 20 clams they dig, regardless of size or condition. WDFW has tentatively scheduled dozens of additional digging dates in 2021 – details of those dates can be found at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/razor-clams.

All tentative dates are dependent on final marine toxin testing, which usually occurs about a week or less prior to each set of openings 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 to an annual combination fishing license, are available from WDFW’s licensing website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/login, and from hundreds of license vendors around the state. WDFW recommends buying your license before visiting coastal beach communities for this razor clam season.

To learn more about razor clam abundance, population densities at various beaches, and how seasons are set, visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/razor-clams#management. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish, wildlife, and recreational and commercial opportunities.



Hog Wild Weekend returns to Ocean Shores for 2021 biker fun



North Beach Community TV was on hand to capture the sounds and sights of the return of Hog Wild Weekend to the Ocean Shores Convention Center. The event continues Sunday July 25, with headline performances by the Seattle Cossacks acrobatic motorcycle stunt team, and by the smoking tires and motorcycle trick riding by 1 Wheel Revolution, both groups performing in front of the Ocean Shores Convention Center on Chance a la Mer Blvd. Watch the parade of bikes and bikers stream into Ocean Shores on Saturday and meet some of the longtime patrons and vendors.







Beachcombing ID from A to Z
with alan rammer, March 1
at Museum of the North Beach



identify those treasures of the beach



The Museum of the North Beach urges people to Bring in their unique, mysterious or everyday beachcombed objects to its third annual Beachcombing ID from A to Z event on Sunday, March 1 from 2 - 4 p.m. There, local expert and professional beachcomber Alan Rammer will identify and educate. “Fun is a key element in the program,” museum curator Kelly Calhoun explained of the program that was developed by Rammer. He said that finding items on the beach “should not only be enjoyable,” but Rammer “tries to help participants figure out what the items are, where they originated and what the findings could mean.”





Rammer was one of the original founders of the annual Beachcombers Fun Fair in Ocean Shores, and is easily able to help the museum offer this fun afternoon. A 1974 graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Shellfish Biology and Invertebrate Zoology, he became well known throughout and beyond the region during a 35-year career with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its predecessor agencies. Residing near Montesano, he has spent literally thousands of hours on area beaches, and along the way, has received numerous awards, capped off in 2012 when he was named the National Marine Educator of the Year. The museum is open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekends during the winter months and is located at 4658 SR 109 in Moclips. Information is available by calling 360-276-4441 or by emailing kelly@moclips.org.



Explore the Fresh waterways





Rent a Duffy Electric 21' Cruiser boat to explore the 23 miles of fresh waterways. Choose to drive yourself or "hire a driver" for an additional fee (Boat House provides). The boat has a capacity of 10 passengers



Have you explored the coastal interpretive center?



We educate the public concerning natural and man-made environments on the Washington coast through presentation of the history and ecology of coastal life.
We educate the public concerning natural and man-made environments on the Washington coast through presentation of the history and ecology of coastal life. General Information Open 10-4 on Saturday and Sunday through the fall and winter. Every day in the summer.

No admission fee visitor donations in support of the Center and its programs are welcome!

The Center features "Damon's Outpost Bookstore", with a wide selection of books, outdoor reference guides and related items that visitors enjoy to further enhance their coastal explorations.