When Do You Clam in Marblehead?

Clamming licenses are on sale now in the town clerk's office.

Clamming season has returned to the shores of Marblehead and dozens of local residents have already picked up their licenses at Abbot Hall.

So, we're posing these questions to you clamming-enthusiasts out there:

  • When is the best time to head out at low tide?
  • Where do you find the best clams in Marblehead?
  • Do weather conditions make a difference?
  • Any tricks of the trade you'd like to share with our readers?

If you're a seasoned Marblehead clammer, let your neighbors know by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.

The area encompassing Devereux, Tucker's and Goldthwait beaches has been opened for the recreational harvesting of surf clams. The season will officially close on April 30.

Clamming licenses can be purchased in the town clerk's office at Abbot Hall for $10.

According to the town's website, Shellfish Constables are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and are charged with monitoring clam diggers, assuring that the diggers are properly licensed and that only legal-size clams are harvested.

They also test water quality and the quality of the clams at local beaches.


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