Duxbury Beach Park Dune & Beach Restoration

Duxbury Beach Park Project

What is the project? We plan to restore Duxbury Beach at Duxbury Beach Park by adding sand to the beach and dune along 1500ft to increase the width and height of the barrier beach.  We will plant beach grass and shrubs and redo pedestrian pathways to strengthen the dune and decrease vulnerability.

Why is it important? This project will help the beach better protect Duxbury Beach Park and Blakeman’s, the saltmarsh, Duxbury Bay, and the Duxbury mainland.  The project adds sand to a sand-starved system which will travel south and help protect all of Duxbury Beach – in turn protecting parts of Kingston, Duxbury, and Plymouth and associated bays.

What is the project status? Currently, we are working with Woods Hole Group to plan and permit for large scale coastal resilience work – including beach and dune nourishment along 3.8 miles of Duxbury Beach.  This project is one piece of that work.  The proactive planning and permitting (accomplished through Coastal Zone Management (CZM) grants and DBR funds) will allow us to begin construction in Fall 2022.

How much will it cost? Total project cost is approximately $1.6 million. Total cost will be partially dependent on timing of work and additional erosion and storm damage prior.

How will we pay for it? With the community’s support, we've raised over $500,000 towards this project. DBR also secured $190,000 through a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant.  DBR will continue to pursue additional funding through grants. Community support will help secure the required funds.

Why Support Dune & Beach Restoration? During these turbulent times, we are seeing communities come together to meet challenges.  We are asking the Duxbury Beach community to do so now.  You can help build a stronger and more resilient Duxbury Beach.   

Your support will allow DBR to continue much needed beach and dune restoration - this time at the northern end of Duxbury Beach.  Dune and beach renourishment at Duxbury Beach Park will strengthen all of the barrier beach by adding sediment to a sand-starved system.  The work will directly protect the roadway, parking lots, and Blakeman's as well as the valuable salt marsh behind it. Taking proactive steps in vulnerable areas of the beach is vital as climate change impacts increase along the coast.   

You can help drive these coastal resilience protection efforts forward by becoming a Duxbury Beach supporter.  



Legacy Founder

Gary Powell

Kathy and John Stanton

Coastal Defenders

Bayside Marine Corp

Marta and Ken Johnston

Coastal Protectors


Elaine Boc

Brian Caswell and Corey Wisneski

Martha and Charlie Clapp

Barbara and Fred Clifford

Nealy and Stew Clifford

Sandy and Doug Dapprich

Edie and Ted Devnew

Duxbury Yacht Club Charitable Foundation

Becky and Jim Garrett

Teak and Chuck Hewitt

Jane and Clark Hinkley

MaryBeth and Lee Kennedy

Janet and Ned Lawson

Jane and Bob Palmisano

Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation

Linda and Doug von Iderstein

Coastal Supporter

Alicia and Steve Bolze

Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski

Mollie and Bill Foley

Nicole and Tim McCrystal

Robert Hewitt and Teresa Sarno

Marjorie and Dan Sullivan

Generation Supporter


Christine and Rick Berk

Lisa and Jono Bitting

Pam and Adam Earle

Heidi and Tom Felago

Lyell and Kurt Franke

Alexandra and Bernie Haffey

Bob Hayes

Lori and Kris Hillstrand

Diane and Sherm Hoyt

Wendy Keleher

Mary Ellen and Peter Lawrence

Josie and Jon Marston

Katherine and William Neville

Richard Nestle and Beth Robinson

The Norfolk & Dedham Group

Barbara and Peter Palfrey

Generation Supporter (continued)

Karen and Jonathan Pappalardo

Nancy Powell

Carol and Tony Rando

Lynn and William Rice

Nancy Riegel

South Shore Sotheby's International Realty

Linn Spalding

Vin and Wendy Spiziri

Pinky and Jack Staley

Nancy and Sandy von Stackelberg

Anne and Nicholas Tcherepnin

Cheryl and Charles Tufankjian

Cathy and John White

Friend of the Beach

Hope Duarte

Stephanie and Pat Gagnon

The Granat Family

Cynthia Robson and Morgan Lamarche



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Join DBR's Protection Efforts

Beach Ball 2021

Mark your calendar! Duxbury Beach Reservation is hosting Beach Ball 2021 on Saturday, September 11 at the beach. Cocktails, dinner, raffles, and a silent and live auction will take place along with live music and dancing.  Proceeds from Beach Ball 2021 will fund future dune and beach restoration.  Thanks to you, Duxbury Beach will be better prepared to face the increasing impacts of sea level rise and intense storms.  Thank you!