Everything You Need to Know About Oregon Clam Season

If you’re traveling to the Oregon Coast to take advantage of the abundant and delicious clams, you’re in luck! The Northwest Zone of Oregon, which is where all of Starfish Vacation Rentals beautiful homes are, features some of the best opportunities for clamming in the state. Peak Oregon clam season in this region tends to be in May and June though there are some great opportunities to grab these mollusks all year-round.

Are you looking for events to attend while you’re visiting during the peak Oregon clam season? Access our free online Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our favorite annual events in the region, as well as our favorite restaurants (don’t go clamming on an empty stomach), cafes, and shops. Best of all, our free Vacation Guide can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. Access it today to get started planning your trip to the Oregon Coast!

Take Advantage of the Peak Oregon Clam Season

First thing’s first: where to go clamming in Oregon? There are around 360 miles of coastline in Oregon. How do you find the best area to go clamming? If you’re staying in Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, Manzanita, or Rockaway Beach, you’re in luck! These towns are some of the best areas to get the delicious and sought-after razor clams.

When is the Peak Season for Clamming

Many locals consider peak Oregon clam season to be in May and June. May, which is the end of Spring, offers plenty of great opportunities for both crabbing and clamming. In June, the beginning of Summer, bay clams is the most abundant species. You’ll also be able to enjoy the last razor clams of the season. The razor clam season in Oregon closes from July 15 to September 30 north of Tillamook Head.  The limit for razor clams is the first 15 dug, meaning that diggers cannot sort or release the clams. These clams may be taken by hand, shovel, clam gun, or tube that meets the specifications of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Other species of clams available in the Northwest Zone include bay clams (which has a daily limit of 20) and purple varnish clams (which has a daily limit of 72). Any other species that you may come across are considered “other clams, which have a daily limit of 36 in aggregate.

Stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals

Are you ready to experience Oregon Coast clamming for yourself? Then book a home for peak Oregon clam season! Starfish Vacation Rentals has the best selection of properties in Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, Manzanita, and Rockaway Beach. Whether you’re traveling with your family, friends, or you’re taking a romantic trip with your loved one, Starfish Vacation Rentals has the perfect rental for you. We even have a selection of pet-friendly properties, so that the whole family can join you on vacation! Take a look at our specials and packages to find ways to enhance your stay or save money on your reservation.

Browse through our full catalog of rental homes and book today! We look forward to having you.