BEACH AND HARBOR ACTIVITIES Visit the Beach: Take a walk on the beach, collect sea shells, fly a kite. Crabbing: Drop a crab pot in the water from the crab dock. Crabbing is allowed year-round in bays, estuaries, tide pools, piers and jetties. Check licensing requirements. May use crab rings, pots or baited lines. Dungeness and Red Rock crabs available. Female Dungeness may not be kept. Clamming: Mussels, soft-shell, bay, butter, littleneck, cockie and gaper clams available. All local waters open for clamming. No license required. May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools. Each digger needs his own container. Unlawful to open clams before leaving clamming area. Fishing: Fish the river, the many lakes, or the ocean. Storm Watching: Park at the Lighthouse and watch winter waves and storms pound the Oregon coast. Take your catch to Sportsmen’s Cannery to be processed or packed in ice. Watch them shuck oysters at Umpqua Aquaculture. Whale Watching: Try to spot a whale from the lighthouse or from Wayfinder’s Point. From November through May, view the migration of gray whales from the Artic Sea to Baja California and back. By December they are seen in large numbers off the Oregon Coast. Adult males and females without calves pass Oregon in March and April going north. Females with calves can pass as late as May. Look for the vapor blow or for portions of the head, back ridge or tail as the mammals surface. An adult whale will reach 46 feet long. Early morning or calm overcast days are the best for spotting whales.