Hard Shell Clams This page first published: Oct 20, 2004 · Updated: Jun 7, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2021 · This web site may contain affiliate links · This web site generates income via ads · Information on this site is copyrighted. Taking whole pages for your website is theft and will be DCMA'd. See re-use information. Hard Shell Clams include Atlantic Littlenecks, Cherrystones, and Chowder Clams. They grow in deep waters along beaches and in bays.