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Clamming in Atlantic Beach Area

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Clamming in Atlantic Beach Area

We vacationed on the island last summer and were told we could go clamming but it seemed the only way to do this was if you have your own boat. We are coming back this summer and want to find a way to take the kids clamming. Where should we go and how do we get there?

Erwin, Tennessee
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1. Re: Clamming in Atlantic Beach Area

I am taking my grandkids to Atlantic Beach next summer. Did you ever find a way to go clamming without having your own boat? Thanks.

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2. Re: Clamming in Atlantic Beach Area

Most of the clams are in the sound, on back side of the beach. Access by car is tough as most of the properties on the shoreline are private, usually with their own docks and such. Also most of the clams like grass shoals usually close to shore where they can bed down. Most people use rakes to catch them or sturdy neoprene type footies with layers of socks to "stomp" them :) Not saying it can't be done but more than likely any good, convenient spot has been raked over by hungry locals, lol. Have a great vacation, Ben

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Thank you for your input. I will put my energy into finding other activities for us :)

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4. Re: Clamming in Atlantic Beach Area

Some things that might be fun include a trip to the Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores(10-15 mins away), a visit to Beaufort and the Maritime Museum there (20-25 mins) or to visit the Waterfowl Museum in Harkers Island (45-1hr). Both of the later suggestions can be combined with a boat ride and tour of Cape Lookout. Hope you have a great time, Ben

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