Naked Roy’s Beach Oyster Characteristics

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I was a little surprised that in our PC society oysters with a name like “Naked Roy’s” would still be marketed. But they are! Score one for those of us who do not need the world to be white washed and scrubbed free of words which might offend someone.

Naked Roy’s Oysters are cultivated by the long line suspension technique in the waters of Samish Bay in North Puget Sound, which tends to produce oysters with a higher brininess than oysters from South Puget Sound. Naked Roy’s have a rich, fruity flavor with hints of rhubarb and a medium brininess.

Naked Roy was a fellow who gained a reputation for staking out his own area of beach on Samish Bay and perfecting his full-body tan. The area is south of a Bellingham beach which for years was known as a nudist beach.


Naked Roy’s Beach Oyster
LocationSamish Bay, North Puget Sound, WA
SpeciesPacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster AvailabilitySeptember – July
Sizeup to 3″
Oyster CultivationSuspension Line cultivated
Oyster Flavor ProfileNaked Roy’s Beach Oysters are rich, sweet, fruity and flavorful with mild brininess.
MapSee Naked Roys Beach Oyster Map

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.


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