Clamming Classes for All!

Barnstable Shellfishing Classes for All

Barnstable’s Natural Resources Program will offer three FREE shellfishing classes for adults and children this summer for the first time.

  1. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 8:00am at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville
  2. Sunday, August 13, 2017 @ 10:00am at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville
  3. Wednesday, August 16, 2017@ 12:30pm at Bridge St. Landing, Osterville

If you ever wanted to learn how to shellfish or you’ve been before, but you’re still looking for more tips? Here is your chance!

  • Natural Resources staff and BARS volunteers will be available to assist anyone who wants to learn to dig or just get a few more pointers!
  • Be prepared to get wet! The shellfish live in wet sand that gets covered by saltwater when the tide is high. Waders, hip boots or knee boots would be helpful. Protective gloves are necessary.
  • Shellfish may be taken by hand or rake. Small (garden) hand rakes and trowels will be allowed for children only.
  • Shellfish that are legally harvested with a valid permit may be taken home.

For more information, call Natural Resources during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm at (508) 790-6272 or direct your questions via email to

Click to download the Clamming Classes for All printable flier here.

Photo © by Andrew Newman