Kiniski's Reef Beach, Point Roberts, WA
Weather & Tides

Weather, Tides & Shellfishing

Shellfish Safety Hotline


OR, Download the Shellfish Safety Map

Shellfish & Clamming Information

Before you dig.

  • Check the shellfish safety map for beach closures and advisories on the day of digging.
    Or you can call us at 360-236-3330 or Whatcom County health department during weekday business hours.
  • Buy a shellfish license before digging on public tidelands.
  • Follow Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations for seasons, size and harvest limits, and emergency rule updates when digging on public tidelands.
  • Check tide tables and charts to find the low tide times.
  • Check with the National Weather Service to get the latest safety information about coastal storms, wind, waves, temperatures, and rain.

While you dig.

  • Look out for warning sign or beach closures when you arrive at the beach.
  • Identify your molluscan shellfish because some shellfish can have higher biotoxin levels.
  • Fill in your holes after digging clams to help shellfish survive and prevent a tripping hazard for other people on the beach.
  • Don’t dig alone. Always have a buddy or go in groups and let others know when and where you are going.
  • Always bring a light (headlamp, flashlight, or lantern) when digging at night.
  • Be wise about the ocean. Always face the ocean when digging clams and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Protect our waterways and shellfish beaches by using public toilets. Scoop, bag, and trash human waste if no toilets are available. Scoop, bag, and trash your pet’s waste. Dispose of your trash in garbage cans or pack out your trash.
Fishing licenses may be purchased at Point Roberts Marina Fuel Dock – cash basis only. Credit Cards are not accepted at this time.

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P.O. Box 128, 
Point Roberts, WA, 98281

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From Peace Arch Border Crossing (Douglas Crossing), head north on BC-99 to BC-17. Follow BC-17 to 56th Street, turn left on 56th Street (south) to US/Canada border crossing at Point Roberts, WA. SEE BORDER CROSSING INFO.

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