In the summers, all roads lead to Duxbury Beach Park, which is truly a geographic wonder to behold. At six miles long and fifty yards wide at points, this barrier beach separates Duxbury Bay from the Atlantic Ocean and extends from Marshfield in the north to Gurnet Point and Saquish in the south.
Known as one of the most beautiful and accessible beaches in Massachusetts, it’s notoriously clean, family-friendly and a great place to spend the day. While nonresidents have to park on the mainland and get there on foot across the wooden Powder Point Bridge, the scenic ten-minute walk over Duxbury Bay is worth it.
The Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, owns approximately 4 miles of Duxbury Beach. It leases most of the beach to the town of Duxbury for use by Duxbury residents and the general public. This coastal location continues to play a vibrant role in the character of the community.
When the tide is low, clamdiggers rake up fresh shellfish and grill on the beach. If you go to Town Hall and shell out for a shellfishing license, you can join them. It is a major, unspoiled, natural recreational asset and the bay itself supports an active shellfish industry with important conservation characteristics.
Close by to the Alden House Museum, the Duxbury Beach is one of the most beautiful and accessible beaches in Massachusetts. Notoriously clean and family-friendly, it is a great place to spend the day. It offers both a bay side and an ocean side, so there are many places to settle in and get comfortable.
This beautiful getaway is the perfect place if you are looking to enjoy a relaxing and sun filled day with the entire family. Not only can you catch your own food by clam digging, but throughout the day, the Pavilion at Duxbury Beach has many food, snack and beverage options available.