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The West has some of the most beautiful spots to shuck oysters and eat them.


Salty, crisp air. Cool tides. Briny Oysters There’s perhaps no better pairing on the planet, and the closer you can get to the source, the better. West Coast oysters are some of the most delicious bivalves available. Here are a few of our favorite spots for your late summer adventure.

Carlsbad Aquafarm, Carlsbad in California

Carlsbad Aquafarm has its origins in the construction of Cabrillo Power Station, which was built in the early 1950s. An aquaculture research facility, established to improve and maintain the ecological health of Agua Hedionda lagoon, supported its diversity of wildlife, shorebirds and marine life. The farm offers guests tours and tastings. It grows oysters and seaweed. Bonus: Children under 10 years old can tour the farm for free. This is a great way to bring the family together.

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J.D. Simkins

Jolly oyster in Ventura County, California

The Jolly Oyster’s Ventura shuck shack is located on the sand, where you can pull up to one of their picnic tables to eat fresh oysters, or buy a dozen (or two) to grill on their house barbecues. You can also purchase beers or wine.

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