Public clam, mussel, and oyster beaches

For bivalve season information, please see the 2020 Puget Sound clam, mussel, and oyster season guide. A list of the tides in the Puget Sound region that favor good harvest results can be found in the 2020 best clam and oyster harvest tides chart. For help identifying bivalve species, download the shellfish identification chart.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) works closely with the Washington Department of Health (DOH) to ensure safe, legal harvest of shellfish on state beaches. In order to safely harvest shellfish for human consumption, both the DOH health status and the WDFW season for a beach must be open.

DOH status WDFW season Harvest status
Open Open Safe and legal
Open Closed Illegal
Closed Open Not safe
Closed Closed Not safe and illegal

To find a beach to harvest clams, mussels, and oysters, enter all or part of a beach name and/or select a county from the dropdown menu below.