This typical offshore reef is a very rich source of a wide variety of seafoods, "free for the gathering."
Cockle clams can be dug with a shovel, hoe, or rake.
A good stretch of shoreline for clam digging and shellfishing.
PHOTO: LOUIS BIGNAMI
Measure the clams you dig, keep only those that are legal, and abide by all local regulations when harvesting shellfish.
Legal-sized cockle clams fill the bucket very fast and are delicious when steamed.