The Duxbury Harbormaster Department announced Friday afternoon that Duxbury Beach is now completely open to non Duxbury residents. Non-residents were turned away from driving onto the beach Friday morning, after it reached its non-resident capacity.
A South Shore summer hotspot, this isn’t the first time Duxbury Beach has been closed this summer.
Most of the beach was closed on June 7th when 18 pairs of piping plovers, an endangered bird species, were found setting up nests on the beach.
Hundreds of Duxbury residents were unhappy with the closing and non-immediate cash refunds of previously purchased beach stickers. Days after the closing all Duxbury residents and non-resdients who bought a beach sticker were eventually given an option of a full refund.
Over the past few weeks several portions of the beach have been reopened as the plover left their nests, leading up to this, a full reopening of the beach.