Dear Beloved Visitor, 

You’re invited to the 14th annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival! Every March, the Ocean Shores community comes together to celebrate our local beaches, bountiful seawater, and famous razor clam digs. The festival boasts activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you plan to go clamming or enjoy the events hosted by local businesses, we guarantee you’ll have a great experience! Every year, The Grey Gull welcomes more and more returning guests who plan to visit the Razor Clam and Seafood Festival. This year, the festival is larger and more exciting than ever before! We would love for you to join us in celebrating this Ocean Shores tradition.   


The Grey Gull

Ocean Shores Clam Festival Events 

The clam festival’s schedule varies from year to year, so be sure to reference the festival’s website before attending for the most up to date information. However, two of our staff’s favorite activities are listed below.

How to Dig Razor Clams Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival

If you’ve never learned how to dig razor clams, head to the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival! Experts from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife will teach you everything you should know about clamming equipment, finding clams, cleaning clams, and cooking clams. After learning the fundamentals of clamming, head across the street, and get your clamming license. You can then officially partake in the clamming competition and search for the largest/small oyster on the beach. The local experts judge the entered clams by carefully measuring them. 

Clam Chowder Contests

The clam chowder contests are separated into two categories, amateur and professional. The amateur clam chowder contest is a relatively laid back process. You serve your clam chowder to the panel of local celebrity judges, and they blindly sample each entered soup. The winning chowders will win cash, plaques, and more! 

The Grey Gull

Once you’ve stuffed yourself to the gills with Ocean Shores seafood, head back to The Grey Gull. Our charming, oceanside guest rooms will make you feel right at home. Spoil your family by staying in our Deluxe One Bedroom, Unit 314, which comfortably sleeps six guests. The unit boasts a pet-free space with two queen-sized beds, a gas fireplace, TV/DVD player, full kitchen, and a stunning wrap-around balcony. For additional space, reserve Unit 312 next door! To learn more about reserving a room during the Razor Clam and Seafood Festival, give us a call at 360-289-3381.