A South Shore Summer
As the school year comes to an end, where will you spend your free time?
We certainly could not think of a better place besides Duxbury beach, and neither could you. Click below to hear what your peers had to say:
Students in order: Freshman Luke Maggio, freshman Kendall Rowland, freshman Tammy Hill, and sophomore Farah Bylo.
Don’t get us wrong, our beach is beautiful, but there are more sights to see on the South Shore within and beyond Duxbury.
The outdoor classroom has recently opened up and should become a great asset to many classes in the school. The environment is fantastic and everything is perfect for a great learning experience.
Yacht Club Golf Course
The Yacht Club Golf Course is a great place to hit a few holes. Members are allowed to play all 18 holes and the driving range next to the course.
When it comes to history, Duxbury has it. From the Myles Standish monument to the King Caesar House, Duxbury has an abundance of historical landmarks and sites for the public to visit. The Alden House embodies all of the historical flair that the South Shore has to offer.
Duxbury Beach is a hot spot for locals as well as out of towners. I once walked from the walk on to the third cross over and counted over two hundred ‘red’ beach stickers which indicates an out of towner. The beach is read by going a half mile long wooden bridge. In the summer the icecream truck always rolls up and Blakemen’s is open for hungry beach goers. Even if you do not have a sticker, the bay side is just as beautiful.
Bumpus Park is a cute little spot that goes out a bit into the water. Not many people dwell here for a long time so it is a perfect spot to lay out your blanket and read a good book. My favorite thing to do is just that, with my dog. When the tide is low there is a peace sign made of rocks that has been there for as long as I can remember. It is also right across from the King Caesar House because it used to be an old warf.
Landing Road beach is the perfect place for a quiet day trip. When I went, I brought my dogs and there was plenty of room for them to run around. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway, Landing Road beach is perfect.
Bay Farm Field
The field down the street from Bay Farm Montessori is a great place to take a stroll with or without a dog. Many use the field for walking their dogs, but just as many go to hangout in the beautiful landscape. If you make it all the way to the end there are about three different paths you can take that will lead to to the water. There are huge rocks that are a perfect place to read, talk with friends, or anything you would like to do outside. It is also a beautiful place to cool down on a hot summer day
Brant Rock is a beach with more rocks than sand, but it still remains to be a beautiful place to relax and have fun. There are many restaurants and other places to visit while at Brant Rock, making it a hot spot for Summer activities. While spending some time at this rocky venue, the waves crashed among the sea wall as we enjoyed ice cream and fries. Taking a trip to Brant Rock is a trip worth while, as you can watch the waves and relax with sweet treats in-hand.
When we heard “Plymouth,” the first places that came to mind were Plymouth Plantation and Colony Place.
Plymouth Rock, as small as it is, is a must-see for any South Shore resident. Walk along the waterfront and breathe in the history of Plymouth.
Brewster Gardens is a small little park across from the Mayflower in Plymouth. There are small bridges for walking, ducks for feeding, and benches for sitting. It is a great place to pack a picnic lunch and sit by the fountain to enjoy a beautiful, sunny, summer day.
Nelson Park is by the beach, populated by many benches and picnic tables. There is a playground for children, but the area offers the beautiful view to all ages.
There are many things to do on Main Street in Plymouth. There are coffee shops, pizza places, and cute, one-of-a-kind stores. It is a cool place to walk around in during warm months, and if you go down to the waterfront, you’ll find more restaurants and plenty of ice cream shops.
Before we got to sightseeing, we stopped at the juice bar Vela. Like the Greenlight in Duxbury, there’s smoothies full of kale, bananas, and strawberries. Besides the numerous amount of juices, they even sold Acai bowls.
Another cool place to visit is Mars Records. It is a small little record store tucked among the stores and restaurants. Even if you don’t own a record player, it’s fun to flip through old records.