Shellfishing is one a many great family activities that you can enjoy on a NH vacation. Only New Hampshire residents may dig for clams or oysters in New Hampshire waters. Shellfishing and clamming licenses is required for fishermen age 6 and older. You may purchase a license online. Find Coastal Boat and Shore Fishing Sites in NH.
Shellfishing and clamming may be done on the Atlantic coast, in the Great Bay estuary, in the Hampton/Seabrook estuary, and in Little Harbor / Back Channel. Consult shellfishing maps.
Before you go shellfishing, visit the NH Coastal Atlas or call the NH Clam Flat Hotline at 800-43-CLAMS to make sure your area is open. Find a place to stay near the beach!