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BEST Beach, south

2003 BEST Beach, South

Duxbury Beach

Duxbury

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

Duxbury

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»

2001 BEST Beach, South

Duxbury Beach

Duxbury

With pristine dunes surrounded by windswept marshes, a lighthouse at its far end, public parking, and a refreshment stand that serves a mean chocolate frappe, this is one seriously idyllic place. For nonresidents, there’s plenty of reasonably priced public parking…. read more»