“Seaside Clamming” oil on linen by Micheal Muldoon
Where to Dig
By far, the largest population of razor clams in Oregon is located on the wide beaches from Seaside north to the Columbia River’s South Jetty.
This part of northern Clatsop County is not only the best for razor clamming in the state.
Razor clams like the sand type and the fact that the beaches here have been very stable since the construction of the Columbia’s jetties during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The remainder of Oregon’s coast has pockets of razor clam populations that, some years, can offer good clamming and sometimes huge clams.
However, these beaches can shift more and aren’t as consistent for razor clamming as in northern Clatsop County.
If you’re a fan of razor clams, the coming of extreme low tides is cause for celebration, especially in Seaside. Pick up a shellfish license, a clam shovel, and use your know-how. This part of northern Clatsop County is the best for razor clamming.
Take a note. Remember to pack your rain gear. You’ll be greeted with rainfall for at least half the time you’re up on the Oregon coastline in the spring.
“Rainey Day” original oil on linen by Micheal Muldoon.
April is a great time for traveling the Oregon Coast. Spring in general is known for lush growth, blooming plants and shrubs, abundant wildlife, great bird watching, and oftentimes bi-polar weather. High temperatures in April average in the mid to high 50s and low temperatures average mostly in the low 40s.
“Steps to the Garden” original oil on linen by Michael Muldoon
The phrase “April showers bring May flowers” is a popular saying used often during the month of April. This is typically the time when the last bit of snow turns to all rain as temperatures climb, and increased rain shower activity sparks the beginning of flowers and plants to really start blooming.
“I paint representational art on canvas in oils and humbly take inspiration from the sights found at the beaches and the flowering gardens in Seaside, Cannon Beach, and Gearhart throughout the seasons.” Michael Muldoon, FH&G
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