If a salty ocean breeze, turquoise waters and gently rolling waves sounds like an alluring vacation, you don't need to travel to the Caribbean to enjoy. With miles upon miles of crystalline sand a short distance from Light House Point, you can pack your beach bag and head out the door anytime. We've listed four of the best beaches near Plymouth, MA that locals call their favorite.
Originally an 18th century farmstead, this stretch of oceanfront bliss offers rolling meadows, beach front coastline, a red pine forest and a salt marsh. Visitors can enjoy beach combing, bird watching and sightseeing. As one of the most scenic areas along the South Shore coast, Ellisville Harbor State Park affords unique glimpses of a sphagnum bog, barrier beach, tree-lined upland and small fishing boats. Although it isn't blanketed by white sand, it definitely deserves a spot on the list of best beaches near Plymouth.
Rte 3A, Plymouth - 508 866 2580
Plymouth Long Beach is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, but access can be restricted due to permitted vehicle limits, tides, storm conditions, and local, state and federal laws. Sand and dunes stretch out for three miles on this barrier beach. Thousands of migratory birds, piping plover and colonies of terns call this expanse of beach home. Camping is permitted on the beach premises for up to six nights at a time.
11 Lincoln Street - Plymouth, MA 02360
Duxbury Beach and Duxbury Beach Park is open daily from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Six miles in length, this sandy barrier beach provides life guards, ice cream shops, snacks and a full restaurant. Parking is $15 per day, and seasonal passes are available for $294 to $325.
Canal Street - Duxbury, MA
A notable summer destination since the 1850s, Nantasket Beach Reservation offers 25 acres of oceanfront serenity. Music concerts are a popular attraction during the warmer months, and people of all ages enjoy riding the Paragon Carousel. Public dance classes are offered throughout the year. Lifeguards are on duty from late June to early September. Daily parking is $10 for MA registered vehicles and $12 for out-of-state vehicles.
Nantasket Avenue - Hull, MA
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