January 2022: ANY ORDERS for shells 4.5” and up should be considered pre-orders and will be for filled in the order they are received, and become available. Please email with any questions.
These shells are currently “out of season”, since the majority of them Wash Ashore during the winter storm surges, and also because beaches are groomed in the summertime and organic materials are raked away. If you do not see the size you need please feel free to message me to inquire about availability.
Large Atlantic Surf clam shells from the coast of Maine.
“The Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) is the largest bivalve in the western North Atlantic, reaching a maximum length of 226 mm (commercial minimum size: 120 mm in USA and 90 mm in Canada) and longevity of 37 years in the Middle Atlantic Bight population.”
I personally use my own as soap dishes, jewelry dishes, and business card holders. They are also popular for pairing, decoupage, and for baking with.
The shells are each 1-2” deep at the deepest part and are available for sale by size at their largest measurement across. They are each 3-7” the hinge to the ventral margin.
*Inventory may vary. If you require a certain size or size range and need them by certain time, please be sure to include that in a note.