Clam Dig Dates Announced!
For many Long Beach Peninsula locals razor clamming is a way of life. The WA Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced dates for clam tides on Long Beach Peninsula. It’s time to dig in!
Never dug a clam before? Have no fear, keep reading for all the info to get you started. If you’ve misplaced your clam gun, we’ve got clam digging equipment now available to rent for guests at Adrift Hotel + Spa.
First thing’s first… Safety
The beach is a dynamic and sometimes dangerous place. Never turn your back to the ocean, even for a moment, and if you have kids, never let them out of arms reach and stay well out of reach of the water. You never know when a sneaker wave will catch you off guard. Many digs in the Fall and Winter happen in the dark, it may be best to leave kids at home for these digs as it can be hard to keep track of them when you’re managing a lantern and your clam shovel!
Follow the Rules
You’ll need a license and a clear understanding of the rules for digging clams on Washington beaches. Here are all the requirements for legal digging this year. Sometimes it is necessary for the WDFW to enact emergency rules, so check to see if any of those are in effect before you dig.
Up Your Skills!
Check out the Long Beach Visitor’s Bureau website for more great tips on how to be safe during clam digging and an excellent video on how to dig. Now you should be all set! Get out there and get digging!