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Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2593, Duxbury, MA 02331 

Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Copyright © 2019 · Duxbury Beach Reservation

Duxbury Beach is currently closed to the public to protect visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional information can be found here.


General Info


As many of you undoubtedly already know, the Town of Duxbury made the decision to close Duxbury Beach until further notice, effective today at Noon, April 2, 2020.  Duxbury Beach Reservation fully supports this tremendously difficult choice.  This is a heartbreaking decision as we know many have found solace and relief in walking Duxbury Beach during this stressful time.  However, a primary mission of the Reservation has always been to protect the community.  In the past that has been from storm surge and today it is from a public health crisis.  Despite efforts to social distance, the beach is a gathering point for many and it is not possible to protect visitors and staff. 


We hope that by respecting the guidance issued from the state regarding COVID-19 and taking this proactive step to limit in person interactions, we can all safely enjoy Duxbury Beach in the future.


For more information, please visit the Town of Duxbury website.

Thank you for respecting this decision and helping protect our community,

Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.

Getting Here

Depending where you park, you can get to Duxbury Beach two different ways.  For those with parking stickers (resident and oversand), the beach is best accessed via the Powder Point Bridge in Duxbury.  Day parking at the Duxbury Beach Park is best accessed by going through Marshfield and taking Canal Street to Gurnet Road in Duxbury.

Click the map below for driving directions:

Beach Status

Click here to
see the latest beach status information
from the
Duxbury Police Department.



The Police 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 rules and regulations.


By Permit (available through the Town of Duxbury)

  • Resident parking (resident parking lot and oversand)

  • Non-resident parking (oversand only)

Pay-Per-Day (available at Duxbury Beach Park)

  • Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting


  • Handicap ramp access at Town Beach entrance across from Powder Point Bridge

  • Handicap ramp access at Duxbury Beach Park

Update June 2018: We are excited to welcome a new member to the Duxbury Beach team!  Thanks to The Arc of Greater Plymouth, Duxbury Beach is home to a new beach wheelchair that features floats for those who want to enjoy the waves and a five-point safety strap.  Anyone wishing to use the chair can request it from a guardhouse attendant at the Powder Point Bridge entrance.    This incredibly generous gift will make Duxbury Beach more accessible to South Shore residents and visitors.

Visitors to the beach will also notice the addition of two mobility mats over the main pedestrian path at the Town Parking Lot.  These were installed by DBR with support Emily Zoltowski of the Duxbury Commission on Disabilities.  These Mobi-mats are on loan from Deschamps Mat Systems, Inc. to test this summer at Duxbury Beach.  The Reservation is excited to continue to find ways to make the beach accessible to visitors and to spread the joy of a beautiful beach day to more members of the community!