Best of Boston

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 end of quaint Powder Point Bridge, and our choice is as clear as the blue sky that stretches peacefully to the horizon.

Canal St., Duxbury, 781-837-3112,