Drayton Harbor

Clam, mussel, and oyster seasons OPEN for harvest year-round.
Please obey Department of Health warning signs and stay well to the south of the north boundary of Drayton West. The area north of a line of fiberglass posts is in a Marina zone and is closed year-round for clams, mussels 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 boundary between the open portion of Drayton West and the closed area of Semiahmoo Marina is marked with a line of fiberglass posts extending across the beach from the area near the informational kiosk. The adjacent tidelands north of this line, including Semiahmoo Marina, are CLOSED year-round to the harvest of shellfish due to pollution. 

Beach map
Disclaimer: Map areas identify approximate public property boundaries and should not be considered legal property boundaries. Many of these public beaches have no upland entrance and must be accessed by boat. Please respect adjacent private property. This map is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy of this map is not guaranteed.

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.


There is parking in several areas along Semiahmoo Spit.


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. The last restroom, 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. 

View full-size map on DOH website