The Best Places to Have a Clambake: Top Beach and Seaside Spots
A clambake is an absolutely quintessential summer experience!
Whether you're hosting a fun family outing or an intimate gathering with your closest friends, there's nothing quite like digging into a pile of steamed seafood and sharing stories around the fire.
It's indeed a favorite beach-side activity for generations!
And when it comes to clambakes, we are the experts!
So, to ensure that your clambake on the beach experience is one for the books, we've rounded up the ten best beach and seaside spots to host your summer cookout.
📍Martha's Vineyard - Massachusetts
With its picturesque beaches and stunning coastal views, it's no wonder why Martha's Vineyard is at the top of our list.
It may be one of the smaller islands off the coast of Massachusetts, but it packs a big punch when it comes to hosting a classic New England-style clambake!
Start your day at one of the island's many beaches, where you can rent equipment and set up your own traditional clambake party before feasting. Our staff will grab some fresh-caught lobster from one of the local fisheries before heading to prepare your seafood adventure!
📍Fire Island - New York
For those looking for an East Coast version of SoCal vibes, look no further than Fire Island!
Located off Long Island's south shore, the island is known for its sandy shores and laidback atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for soaking up some sun while indulging in our New England clambake on the beach.
Plus, it’s just a short ferry ride away from Long Island—so you can easily escape to this beachy paradise anytime you want!
📍Assateague Island - Maryland/Virginia
Ready for an unforgettable night?
Gather your camping gear and journey to Assateague Island to savor a one-of-a-kind clambake on the beach experience!
There you can hire kayaks or paddleboards to explore the island’s tranquil waters before settling down around a roaring campfire with East Coast Clambakes' delectable feast.
It's sure to be an evening like no other!
📍Provincetown - Massachusetts
If you’re looking for a lively nightlife scene as well as beautiful beaches, then Provincetown should be at the top of your list!
Spend your days lounging on the beach and exploring all that this charming town has to offer. With its stunning views and a wide array of seafood dishes catered by our professional chef and staff, this harbor town is sure to provide an unforgettable day out with friends or family!
Plus, after dinner, you can take a stroll along Commercial Street or explore one of the many art galleries in town!
📍Narragansett Bay and Block Island- Rhode Island
Take in panoramic views of Narragansett Bay while feasting on our steamed crabs and lobsters caught fresh from nearby fisheries!
This popular destination is home to many quaint beach towns such as Jamestown, Newport, and Wickford—all ideal locations for hosting fantastic clambakes with friends or family this summer!
Also, Block Island is another excellent spot with its charming downtown area and secluded beaches! It has all you need to enjoy some outdoor fun!
Don't forget to explore Mohegan Bluffs while you're there; they offer breathtaking views that are perfect for watching sunsets over Narragansett Bay from high atop their cliffsides!
📍Ogunquit Beach - Maine
With its vast stretches of sand dunes, unspoiled shoreline views, and prime spot along Maine’s rugged coastline, Ogunquit Beach is definitely one place where you won't want to miss out on having a clambake this season!
It is a quaint village located on Maine's southern coast along miles upon miles of pristine shoreline awaits those ready to explore its hidden gems—like Perkins Cove, where visitors can soak in stunning views while feasting on freshly caught seafood delicacies cooked by our chef!
Plus many accommodation options nearby so you don't have too far to go afterward when it's time for rest & relaxation after all that celebrating!
📍Ocean City - Maryland
Located along Maryland’s Eastern Shoreline, Ocean City offers plenty of opportunities for soaking up some sun without having to venture too far away from home!
From its iconic boardwalk filled with shops & restaurants to miles upon miles of pristine beaches—Ocean City has something special for anyone wondering how to do a clambake on the beach this summer!
Whether you prefer an isolated cove or a lively boardwalk with all its attractions and amusements within walking distance—or both—you’ll find what you’re looking for here!
📍Rehoboth Beach - Delaware
Another significant East Coast destination worth visiting is Rehoboth Beach in Delaware—home to miles of wide-open beaches perfect for hosting large groups or intimate gatherings!
After filling up on our steamed seafood dishes, take advantage of all Rehoboth has to offer, including shopping & nightlife options located just off their bustling boardwalk area!
📍Cape Cod - Massachusetts
No list would be complete without mentioning Cape Cod—one of America’s most beloved vacation hot spots!
This classic New England destination offers plenty of opportunities for soaking up some sun while indulging in our delicious seafood dishes made with locally caught fish and shellfish!
Rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Cape Cod has long been a destination favored by locals and tourists alike.
From Provincetown's picturesque harbor views and historic lighthouses to Wellfleet's breathtaking beaches and oyster beds—all around, there are tons of incredible sites just waiting to be discovered as part of your memorable clambake experience!
📍Nantucket - Massachusetts
Last but certainly not least is Nantucket—a small island just off Cape Cod, offering breathtaking views combined with historic charm dating back centuries ago!
Known for its pristine beaches and picturesque coastline, it has all these ideal settings to enjoy a great clambake with friends or family!
Plus, you can have some tranquil moments strolling along cobblestone streets before sitting down by roaring bonfires set against stunning oceanfront sunsets during your stay here—the perfect way to end any memorable day spent hosting clambakes with loved ones near & far alike!
Be sure to check out one of the island's iconic lighthouses while you're there!
Wrapping It Up
From cozy coves to bustling boardwalks, these ten best places to have a seaside clambake are sure to make lasting memories with your friends and family!
Whether you’re in it for the seafood, the camaraderie, or the unbeatable view, there’s no better way to enjoy the summer than hosting your clambake party with East Coast Clambakes!
Nothing says "summer" quite like gathering together around steaming piles of fresh seafood catered by our staff, who has been serving clambakes all over New England for more than twenty years!
So grab some friends or family members (and maybe even some neighbors!) and head down to one of these fantastic spots today!
Found the perfect spot for your clambake? East Coast Clambakes is here to help!
We not only provide scrumptious clambakes and BBQ menus but also can assist you with any budgetary limits or logistical constraints, such as time restrictions and setup space limitations. We also provide dinnerware rental, drinks, and even professional wait staff.
Reach out now so we can create an unforgettable clambake experience for you!