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What Exactly is a Tidal Beach Clambake?

Curious about some of our private event offerings? Looking for an event that creates a customizable and exclusive experience for guests? Look no further! A Tidal Beach Clambake is the answer!




Here are 5 reasons why a Tidal Beach Clambake is truly an event to consider for the next big occasion on your calendar…


Feel like a VIP

  • Impress your guests with an experience that is the epitome of exclusive. Tidal Beach Clambakes are not available to the general public and require prior reservation of a private charter through our website. Clambakes are hosted on sandbars positioned in remote locations that are only accessible when tides allow. Your private event can range from four to eight hours and includes a 35 minute boat cruise to and from the sandbar complete with a bar and music. Our crew is responsible for all event logistics to guarantee that guests can truly relax, play games on the beach, or participate in team building activities. Guests will depart the charter feeling like true VIPs!

Book an Event for All Occasions

  • Tidal Beach Clambakes are by principle an experience applicable to any and all event ideas. Whether you are looking to celebrate an important birthday or milestone, offer a valuable team building outlet to employees, or simply bring friends together to make memories, clambakes are perfect for all occasions and guests.

Customize Your Clambake

  • Food made with the highest quality and fresh ingredients coupled with a variety of menu options guarantees that guests will not leave hungry. Menu offerings include a traditional clambake as well as chicken, vegetarian, and a la carte options. Tidal Beach Clambakes’ overarching commitment to exceeding the expectations of guests ensures that the food served and catering services offered are exceptional.

Experience Established Excellence

  • At Essex River Cruises and Charters, we have over 20 years of experience offering memorable experiences of uncompromising quality. We are honored to be the recipient of the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for the past three years! The Tidal Beach Clambake is just one event that is a guaranteed hit with repeat and first time guests alike!

Create Meaningful Experiences

  • The opportunity to bring close friends, family, and even coworkers together for such a unique take on the traditional clambake will undoubtedly have guests leaving with cherished memories. Guests are lucky enough to experience a remote sandbar that is generally only known to the locals. This location allows guests to truly relax and be themselves in an exclusive environment.


We truly hope you consider taking a trip to Essex and booking a Tidal Beach Clambake with us soon! You won’t regret it! If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

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