SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES
Long PointClams, Mussels and Oysters open year-round.
Long Point West
Clams, Mussels and Oysters closed year-round. State Dept. of Health cautions that Clams, Mussels and Oysters on the west side of Long Point are not fit for human consumption at any time.
Long Point is located on the southeast shore of Penn Cove on Whidbey Island with 4,427 feet of shoreline. Approximately half of this beach (all tidelands to the west of Long Point proper) is closed by the Department of Health due to the proximity to sewage outfalls. The shoreline east of the point is generally sand and gravel with some mud. The clam habitat is wide along the majority of the shoreline and narrows where the substrate changes to mud. Digging is best just southeast of Long Point and also on the point in the middle of the beach. Butter clams are the primary species harvested but cockles, horse clams and some native littleneck clams are also present.
DIRECTION TO SITE
to this point
The beach is accessible by land from two roads. Both roads dead-end at the beach.
Western Access: From the Clinton ferry terminal: Drive north on Hwy 525 (this changes into Hwy 20) for 23.5 miles. Bear right on Parker Rd., after 1 mile take a right onto Portal Place Rd., bear left on Marine Drive, follow to the end of the road and park on the shoulder.
From the north: Take Hwy 20 south through Coupeville, take a left at Parker Rd., after 1 mile take a right onto Portal Place Rd., bear left on Marine Drive, follow to the end of the road and park on the shoulder.
Eastern Access: From Parker Rd., after 0.6 miles take a right on Rhodena Rd., then a left onto Reeder Rd., follow to the end and park on the shoulder. Access the beach down the small path to the left of the No Trespassing sign.
The western access for Long Point provides parking for up to eight vehicles.
The eastern access provides parking along the road.
There are no restrooms provided.
FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
Beach information last updated: December 27, 2016 @ 10:54am