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Walking the Oregon coast on a sunny day made the shells of razor clams glisten in the soft wet sand from the receding surf.

These are the ones that didn’t end up on our dinner plate, yet surely were enjoyed by a creature along the shore of the Pacific ocean.

Find out more about clamming for Razor clams with this basic guide. The North Oregon Coast and sandy beaches of Washington are home to large populations of the delicious slender Razor clams. Found in the surf on low tides, these are a popular local delicacy that can bring out hundreds of people onto the beach late into the night during winter with lanterns and clam shovels searching the retreating waves for the tell tale show of a razor clam hole.