The annual Razor Clam festival is right around the corner, and you’re going to want to head out to the West Coast this spring season to enjoy some different chowders, vendors, and more! When planning the ultimate trip out to Washington, you’ll want to stay at one of the best Ocean Shores WA hotels, The Grey Gull, which features beautiful accommodations and stunning on-site amenities. It’s sure to be a clam-tastic time when you check out these five reasons to go to the Razor Clam Festival on March 17, 2018!

Clams All Around

The Pacific razor clam isn’t what you usually think when you think of shellfish, mainly to eat, but it’s quite popular here in along the Washington Coast! They get their namesake from the razor-like look of their body, as well as, the fact that they can dig pretty quickly. From March to April these critters are collected along the Pacific beaches for consumption and are used in many different food menus throughout the area. The Festival makes for an excellent opportunity to taste these unique clams! With a clam chowder competition on March 17th, you won’t go wrong attending this delicious event! To learn more about the daily events, take a look at the information, here.

Learn How to Dig

With the impending Clam hunt about to go down, you’ll want to join in the fun! You can recreationally hunt for them, but double check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife page for updates on dates and times. We recommend going to the Copalis Beach if you’re wanting to hunt on your own. Copalis Beach is just north of our Ocean Shores WA hotels! At the festival though, if you don’t feel like hunting the razor clams on your own, you’ll want to bring a shovel with as there will be a fun clam dig and demonstrations!

There Is More Than Just Clams at the Festival!

At the festival you’ll be able to taste lots of Clams, but did you know there is plenty more than these shelled critters? That’s right! You can enjoy a prime rib buffet, lots of other flavorful seafood, a chowder competition, additional vendors featuring food, crafts, and more, plus, your kids will love the family zone!

Family Friendly

Don’t forget to check out the Kids Korner at the festival which will be in the Family Zone, making this event perfect for all ages! Your kids will enjoy viewing these crazy sea-creatures and tasting all the incredible dishes.

Don’t Miss Our Spring Specials

The Razor Clam Festival has quickly become one of Ocean Shores’ most popular events, and you’ll want to book a trip out to our beautiful town! Take a look at our fabulous Spring Special deal for your room, then choose to visit us during this fun time!


No matter what you choose to do while visiting Washington’s Pacific Coast. At one of the top Ocean Shores WA hotels, The Grey Gull has everything that you need to make it the best vacation! View our accommodations and start planning your spring trip of a lifetime!