Clams, mussels and oysters OPEN year-round.
Long Point West
Clams, mussels and oysters CLOSED year-round.
Washington Department of Health (DOH) cautions that clams, oysters, and mussels from this beach are not fit for human consumption at any time.
There is no direct upland access to the eastern end of this beach. The eastern end is accessible by walking the beach from the west or approaching in a boat. Please respect no trespassing signs posted on private property.
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. Oysters are not expected to be common at this location.
The western end of this beach is accessible by land. The eastern end is accessible by walking the beach from the west or approaching in a boat. Please respect no trespassing signs posted on private property.
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.
Western access 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: accessible by boat only. Please respect no trespassing signs and do not cross private lands at the end of Reeder Road.
The western access for Long Point provides parking for up to eight vehicles. There is no car access to the eastern end from uplands or road ends.
There are no restrooms provided.