A Scalloping Adventure Awaits at Keaton Beach!

Gather the snorkels, masks, and fins and head out to the Gulf for an unconventional underwater Easter egg hunt!

Scalloping Rules​​
June 15th - June 30th, 2020
Bag/vessel limit lowered to one gallon whole/one cup shucked per person or five gallons whole/two pints shucked per vessel, whichever is less.
July 1st - Labor Day 2020
2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint of meat per person
Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell, or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel
2020 Scalloping Season ​​
June 15th- through Labor Day
​​WHAT YOU NEED?
Salt Water Fishing License, Snorkeling Gear, Sunscreen, Dive Flag, Mesh Bag, Cooler and a 'Can Do ' Attitude! You may also want to pack a snack so stop by Walter B's or Keaton Beach Corner Store'
​​WHERE DO YOU FIND THEM?​​
You can find scallop in water depths between 4-8 feet in grassy areas---usually one of two types of grass. Either Turtle grass or Manatee grass. Turtle grass is a much thicker longer grass, while Manatee grass is a much thinner grass where scallops can sometimes be easier to spot. Now once you have reached an area near some other boats, or with clear water and a grassy bottom that looks convincing;  it's time to jump in and start having fun! 

NO DUMPING  scallop shells near the docks or shoreline.
HOW DO YOU
CLEAN YOUR SCALLOPS?
Start by putting them on ice; they'll open a little so you can slide your spoon or knife in. Hold the 'dark side' up and slide your spoon under the shell and scoop the top.  Once open, pull the guts away leaving the white scallop muscle.  Cut off the white meat and you're done! Only 10 more gallons to go! ​​Alternatively, pay one of the many locals to clean them for you!