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IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please obey DOH warning signs and stay well to the south of the north boundary of Drayton West.  That area is in a Marina zone and is closed year-round for clams, oysters and mussels
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Whatcom County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands)
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Semiahmoo Park County Park

DRAYTON WEST
200104

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Effective December 1, 2016: Open year-round for clams and oysters


HARVEST PROFILE

This is a good beach for Manila Clams, native littleneck clams and butter clams. Cockles and varnish clams are also found here and there are probably some horse clams.  Most of the  clam harvest occurs near the north end of Drayton West.   The last rest room, parking lot and access trail to the beach before the Semiahmoo Resort and Marina is located  just south of the north end of this beach.  The adjacent beach to the north is Semiahoo Marina and it is closed year-round due to pollution. 

Harvest Area Map
Map of DRAYTON WEST harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE
From I5 coming north, take exit #274 and continue west on Peace Portal Way. Turn left at SR 548  (S. Bell Rd.) Turn right at Drayton Road and continue onto Drayton Harbor road. Turn right into Semiahmoo Parkway.

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PARKING INFORMATION
There is ample paring at several areas along Semiahmoo spit.

FACILITIES
There are rest rooms on the west side of the spit near the base of the spit, near the middle of the spit and near the end of the spit.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION

Beach information last updated: December 01, 2016 @ 10:03am