Best of Boston

BEST Beach, South

2004 BEST Beach, South

Horseneck Beach


When it comes to kicking back in the dunes, the first order of business is to make sure you find enough room to stretch out. Horseneck has all the breathing room you need to relax, with almost 600 acres of… read more»

2003 BEST Beach, South

Duxbury Beach


Seven miles of white sand nudge up against the salt waters of the Atlantic on this, the South Shore’s most utopian spot. The chaos (near the restrooms, parking, and refreshment stand) eases out toward Powder Point Bridge, and ends with… read more»

2002 BEST Beach, South

Duxbury Beach


Pillow-soft sand, uncluttered dunes, clean bathrooms, and a sparse crowd that’s as consistently eye-catching as the surroundings—Duxbury Beach epitomizes the symbiosis of civilization and nature. Factor in a rustic lighthouse bookending the peninsula and a pristine bay lapping at the… read more»