Duxbury Bay and Back River

Duxbury, Massachusetts

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Duxbury Bay is an extraordinarily lovely place to paddle. The bay and tidal rivers of the Great Salt Marsh offer exceptional natural beauty and serenity. Duxbury’s seven-mile-long barrier beach is a natural breakwater that protects the bay and marsh and creates a paddling haven for kayakers. Arrive early in the morning to explore the marshes and islands of the Back River for terrific birding. At midday paddle across the bay to Saquish Beach for a picnic and swim. In any season, Duxbury Bay has a jewel-like quality; its sapphire water and soft sand beaches make one feel gloriously far from home. Attractions: Salt marsh, bird-watching, fishing, island, beautiful barrier beach for picnicking and swimming.
Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

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Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts

by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Duxbury Bay is an extraordinarily lovely place to paddle. The bay and tidal rivers of the Great Salt Marsh offer exceptional natural beauty and serenity. Duxbury’s seven-mile-long barrier beach is a natural breakwater that protects the bay and marsh and creates a paddling haven for kayakers.

Arrive early in the morning to explore the marshes and islands of the Back River for terrific birding. At midday paddle across the bay to Saquish Beach for a picnic and swim. In any season, Duxbury Bay has a jewel-like quality; its sapphire water and soft sand beaches make one feel gloriously far from home. Attractions: Salt marsh, bird-watching, fishing, island, beautiful barrier beach for picnicking and swimming.

©  Lisa Gollin Evans/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Duxbury
Distance: 11
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Day trip
Season: Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Local Maps: NOAA 13253
Driving Directions: Directions to Duxbury Bay and Back River

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