South County offers many locations for shellfishing adventure
1011 Point Judith Road (Route 108)
Fisherman’s Memorial State Park has a campground, game fields, tennis courts, spectacular views of Point Judith Pond, Narragansett Bay, and Block Island Sound. From the park’s northwest corner, a pathway leads to a state shellfish management area. Parking is available.
Quonochontaug Breachway Shellfishing & Clamming
End of West Beach Road
This state-owned parcel is parallel to the east side of the Quonochontaug Breachway. Parking is available at the end of West Beach Road for cars and boat trailers. Boating here is very dangerous due to swift currents running through the breachway. This site includes a RIDEM shellfish management area.
North of Galilee Escape Road
Point Judith Salt Pond -- and in particular the East Pond tidal flats -- supports a commercial and very large recreational shellfishery for clams, quahogs, as well as oysters and scallops in season. The north-south pond extends from the urban center of Wakefield at the head of the pond to the port of Galilee at the mouth of the pond.
Access from Galilee: Follow signs on Route 108 South to the Block Island Ferry. Park along Galilee Escape Road, the main road leading into the village. Walk down to the watery mud flats that have been exposed by low tide. Usually this area will have several groups of diggers.