My favorite kind of days are the ones that aren’t planned but perfectly fall into place. A day spent with my husband and puppies, exploring a new destination and discovering some of New England’s best kept secrets. These days are special. These days are the ones I live for.
If you keep up with my Friday “weekend reads” post, you may have clicked on this link.. “The Best Farms in Every State.” For Massachusetts, they recommended visiting Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury. This hidden gem is a super casual, family and dog friendly, waterfront raw bar that was well worth the hour and 20 minute drive.
So, this oyster farm was what brought us to Duxbury.. a charming little seaside town situated on Massachusetts’ South Shore.. but I fell in love with the whole place. I could have spent hours driving around, admiring the picturesque homes and eating the most fresh seafood. Plus, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.. 80 degrees with a cool ocean breeze.. I was in heaven.
If you enjoy eating fresh oysters with views of the harbor, I highly recommend taking a day trip to Island Creek Oysters (and if you don’t, well, go and drink a beer while your friends enjoy them). We arrived shortly after they opened at noon and snagged the last shaded picnic table. Get there early if you want shade.. these tables fill up quickly.
Of course, the oysters were so fresh and delicious but they also serve hot dogs and other appetizers if you’re not into seafood. And they have a large beer, wine and cocktail list!
After lunch at the oyster farm, we stopped for ice cream at Farfar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop which did not disappoint.
Before heading home, we couldn’t resist buying fresh swordfish from Snug Harbor Fish Company that we grilled for dinner later that night and a bottle of wine from Snug Harbor Wine.
It was the most perfect summer day.