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  • For many years, Scituate was known as a quiet little fishing village. Today, Scituate is a desirable destination for visitors and residents who enjoy beautiful coastal scenery, gourmet dining, outdoor recreation, fascinating history, and shopping at local businesses and galleries - all with a small town feel.


    Scituate is earning a well-deserved reputation as a dining destination that caters to all palates. With casual and upscale cuisine options, Scituate is a pleasant surprise for diners looking for a variety of locally sourced, quality food without the citified pretense. Scituate’s variety of dining options is one of the best-kept secrets on the South Shore.


    Scituate has five town beaches: Egypt, Humarock, Peggotty, Minot and Sand Hills. All are open to the public but a beach sticker must be purchased from Town Hall (600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, 781-545-8700, www.scituatema.gov). A non-resident sticker for all beaches is $200 for the year and a Humarock-only beach sticker is $75.


    The Scituate Historical Society is a great place to start exploring the town's rich and fascinating history. (www.scituatehistoricalsociety.org) The Society gives tours of hidden historical gems like the Stockbridge Grist Mill, a rare and functional grist mill, and the Bates House, home to War of 1812 heroes Abigail and Rebecca Bates. There are 18 total sites on the Society’s map but the most well-known landmarks are the Lawson Tower and Scituate Lighthouse.” 

    Scituate has plenty to do including day and sunset cruises, surfing, deep sea fishing, golf, shopping, day spas, yoga, paddle board and kayak rentals, and a bowling alley.

  • Scituate Beaches Scituate Beaches

    Town of Scituate Beaches
    The Town of Scituate operates five (5) oceanfront beach areas with six (6) designated swimming areas. These include Egypt Beach, Humarock Beach, Minot Beach (two areas), Peggotty Beach, and Sand Hills Beach. These areas are greatly affected by the changing tides of the Atlantic Ocean.
    Lifeguard protective services are offered beginning in late June of each year and ending by Labor Day. Approximately 30 lifeguards, a Lifeguard Supervisor and an Assistant Lifeguard Supervisor are hired seasonally to staff these areas. As staffing levels are depleted, beach areas change from guarded to unguarded beaches. There are portable restrooms available at each beach. Beach stickers are required and strictly enforced by Scituate Police Department.

    Humarock Beach
    Fine, hard-packed sand, the beach is legally part of Scituate but accessible only from Ferry Street (off Rte. 3A) in North Marshfield. 120 parking spots. Handicap Beach wheelchair available to be signed out at the Fire Station (located in parking lot). Gift shops, a general store and restaurants are within walking distance.

    Minot Beach
    Sandy beach with nice views of Minot Light and Massachusetts Bay.
    Pedestrian access to beach via passageway on left side of Minot Post Office.
    Bailey's Causeway East Lot: 26 parking spots
    Bailey's Causeway West Lot: 75 parking spots

    Egypt Beach
    Rocky beach located between North Scituate and Sand Hill beaches
    77 parking spots.
    Convenience store is within walking distance.

    Sand Hills Beach
    Small, sandy beach that narrows at high tide. Access from Oceanside Drive.
    24 parking spots.
    Convenience store is within walking distance.

    Peggotty Beach
    Half-mile, hard-packed sand. Access from Peggotty Beach Road.
    200 parking spots. Downtown Scituate Harbor with shops, restaurants and a hotel is within walking distance.

    Rules - Pets on Beaches

    • All dogs are to be leashed at all times.
    • Dogs are not allowed on any public or beach within the town of Scituate from June 15th to September 15th from 10am-6pm.
    • No dogs are allowed on the town's athletic fields at any time.
    • PLEASE pick up after your dog. It's the law.
  • Heritage Days - August 7-8