Get Ready to Dig!

The 2013-14 recreational razor clam season is about to kick off!

Get ready to dig! The 2013-2014 Razor Clam Season is nearing and this year is expected to be even better than last year’s banner season with over 6 million razor clams harvested! The whole family can take part in this uniquely Pacific Northwest subsistence activity.

Read the latest WDFW press release on clam digs.

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October Razor Clam Tides

  • Oct. 4, Friday, 6:56 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
  • Oct. 5, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
  • Oct. 6, Sunday, 8:17 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors Mocrocks
  • Oct. 7, Monday, 9:48 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 8, Tuesday, 10:40 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 17, Thursday, 6:15 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors
  • Oct. 18, Friday, 6:57 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
  • Oct. 19, Saturday, 7:38 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
  • Oct. 20, Sunday, 8:16 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 21, Monday, 8:55 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
  • Oct. 22, Tuesday, 9:34 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Twin Harbors

Harvest Rules

  • By law, clam diggers are limited to 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
  • All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 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 on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.
  • The final word on beach openings is announced about a week before each dig is scheduled to start, provided marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
  • Information about current and proposed digs, as well as the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

More information on how to dig, clean and enjoy clams can be found on our funbeach.com Razor Clam page.

 

The Race is On!

halfmarathonOn your marks, get set, GO!

Run a Half Marathon on the Discovery Trail through beautiful white sand dunes with refreshing ocean waves breaking nearby.

This race offers eight age divisions, so everyone in the family can take part in this great event! There will be many prizes awarded and refreshments will be available at the finish line. The race starts at 9AM under the Arch on the Bolstad Beach Approach.

Know Your Personal Best!
The Discovery Trail Half Marathon is a certified and chip timed course. This enables you to accurately compare your time from other performance runs on other certified courses.

Register online here or register in person the Friday before the race from 5pm to 8pm or on race day between 7:00 and 8:30am at the Train Depot building located at 3rd Street NW and Pacific Hwy N– just north of Dennis Company.


Events on the Horizon

Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market – Long Beach, Fridays through October 11, 2013
Saturday Market at the Port – Ilwaco, Saturdays through September 28, 2013
Sunday Market on the Dock – South Bend, Sundays through September 9, 2013
Cape Disappointment Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon – Ilwaco, September 21, 2013
Oktoberfest at NW Carriage Museum – Raymond, September 28, 2013
Wild Mushroom Celebration – Pacific County-Wide October 1 – November 15, 2013

Vintage Car Craze Goes Coastal

Old favorites return with an American Graffiti twist!

Slow Drag at the Port
Get ready to get low and go slow! Hot Rods line up on Howerton Way at the Port of Ilwaco to compete in a coasting competition. Cars have approximately 15 feet in which to accelerate and then coast for 200 yards. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line. Trophies and assorted gift certificates are awarded to the winners. Be sure to keep an eye out for creative costumes and questionable tactics at the Port of Ilwaco, Friday September 6. The Slow Drag starts at 4:00PM.

Rod Run to the End of the World
This year we are celebrating 30 years of classic car craze in Pacific County! The Beach Barons present Rod Run to the End of the World 2013! A weekend full of classic cars, great people, and lots of fun! This year will feature an American Graffiti Tribute with cars from the movie and actress Candy Clark will be joining the festivities as a special guest. Ocean Park, September 7-8, 2013


Events on the Horizon

Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market – Long Beach, Fridays through October 11, 2013
Saturday Market at the Port – Ilwaco, Saturdays through September 28, 2013
Sunday Market on the Dock – South Bend, Sundays through September 9, 2013
Discovery Trail Half Marathon – Long Beach, September 14, 2013
Cape Disappointment Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon – Ilwaco, September 21, 2013
Oktoberfest at NW Carriage Museum – Raymond, September 28, 2013