About the Beach

General Information

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.

Duxbury Beach is a 7.5-mile long barrier beach that extends from Marshfield in the north to Gurnet Point and Saquish in the south. 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. Duxbury Beach Park is located along this beautiful resource and is open Memorial Day until Labor Day, weather permitting.

For more information about Duxbury Beach Reservation and its efforts, visit www.duxburybeach.com.


The Harbormaster/Coastal Natural Resources Department oversees daily operations on Duxbury Beach and enforces the regulations pertaining to its use.

These rules are established to ensure that this precious natural resource will be preserved for endangered species and available to public access for future generations. Your compliance with these rules and regulations ensure that this will be a lasting treasure for all to enjoy.

Please read the Duxbury Beach rules and regulations from previous years here >>

In addition to the Duxbury Beach rules and regulations, the following restrictions also apply to Duxbury Beach Park: