Digging our own clams?
Clammers Digging for Dinner
Question: I remember going down the Cape when I was little and we dug our own clams. Can you still do that? Do you need a license? Thanx!
Yes, you can still dig your own clams on Cape Cod.
However, each town has its own shellfishing regulations and specific locations where clamming is allowed. And you'll need to get a permit to dig clams.
So if you want to go clamming while you're here, be sure to get a permit from the town where you'll be digging. (Don't even think of clamming without a permit, or in an area that's closed to shellfishing. It's not worth risking a fine/illness!)
Have a great time on the Cape!
P.S. See Kevin's idea (below). He's right, crabbing is a wonderful, family friendly and free alternative to clamming.
Be sure to check out my pages on catching and cooking blue crabs.