Duxbury Beach--The Gurnet

About this Location

The Gurnet is a private residential community at the southern end of Duxbury Beach. Access is restricted to those who live in the community.

About Duxbury Beach

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Depending on where you park, you can get to Duxbury Beach in two different ways. For those with parking stickers (resident and over sand), 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.

The Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. was formed in 1975. It evolved from the Duxbury Beach Association, which was created in 1919 when a small group of summer residents led by Frederick S. Pratt bought the beach. The Reservation’s statement of purpose is the restoration and preservation of Duxbury beach. Since its incorporation in 1975, the Reservation has taken its mission very seriously.

To maintain a barrier against the sea, the Reservation is continuously engaged in proactive projects to protect the beach including enhanced dune projects, designing cobble berms to prevent road erosion, and stabilizing sand with fencing and plantings. To preserve the natural heritage of the beach, it has developed comprehensive programs to protect the state of the beach as well as its vegetation and wildlife. To operate a public recreational beach within the confines of these ecological objectives, as well as state and federal regulations, the Reservation has always relied on the cooperation of beachgoers and the assistance of the Town of Duxbury.

Content from Duxbury Beach Reservation website and Noah Henkenius

Last updated February 1, 2023