Clatsop Spit Beaches - Gearhart
The broad sandy beaches from Clatsop Spit south to Seaside offer the clam digger the most productive razor clam digging along the Oregon Coast. More razor clams are dug from the 18 miles of sandy beaches from Clatsop Spit to Seaside than from all of Oregon's beaches combined. The annual abundance of razor clams on Clatsop Spit beaches varies from high to low numbers over a 15 year cycle. Colder ocean water produces 20.5 percent higher population densities than those occurring during periods of warm ocean water. During years with the cold ocean water and high razor clam abundance a greater percentage of digging effort occurs on Seaside and Gearhart beaches: during years with warm ocean water and low razor clam abundance a greater percentage of digging effort occurs on the beaches north or Gearhart. The beaches from Clatsop Spit to Seaside are closed to the taking of razor clams from July 15th through September 30th each summer to protect juvenile razor clams from being dug, odfw.
Gearhart located just north of Seaside is accessible by turning west onto Pacific Avenue from Highway 101. Follow the signs for beach access and park on the beach. This season 2011 the razor clam digging between the Cove and the beach at Fort Stevens will not be quite as good as from the beach at Fort Stevens or from the beach at the Cove. For complete information on digging razor clams order Oregon's Razor Clams by clicking HERE.
Bud's Campground and RV Park is ground zero for razor clam diggers. Bud's at 503 738 6855 is a full service park with a general store that carries a complete line of razor clam digging equipment. Bud's Campground and RV Park is centrally located on HWY 101 just north of Gearhart just minutes away from any of Clatsop Spit beaches. The Gearhart Ocean Inn in Gearhart s just a short walk from the beach and a wonderful place to stay while digging for razor clams.
Digging razor clams has become the primary recreational activity for many people and some are so enthusiastic they decide relocate to the Seaside Gearhart area. Through our visits we have become acquainted the some of the staff of Windemere Realty in Gearhart. They are friendly outgoing individuals who can take care of your realty needs in communities associated with Clatsop Spit. Bill
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