Welcome to Scituate
A picturesque seaside community with stunning scenery
Scituate is a beautiful coastline town in Plymouth County, about an hour south of Boston. Scituate offers its 18,000 residents a suburban feel. Its geographic location provides access to natural comforts, and it is rated one of the best places to live in Massachusetts.
What to Love
- Beautiful scenery
- Five beaches
- St Patrick’s Day Parade
- Summer concerts in the Harbor
- Proximity to Boston
Midway between Boston and Plymouth lies the mid-sized coastal town of Scituate. It’s a pleasant mix of rural, seaside, and suburban lifestyles. You will often see residents gathering for play dates in the park, at the beach, or even at the ice cream shop. Scituate has five public beaches, and in August, there are a lot of annual events. Residents of Scituate have plenty of ocean views and time on the beach with five beaches to enjoy and it's all only 25 miles from Boston.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The downtown waterfront area has seaside restaurants and coffee shops. On the south end of Scituate lies Humarock’s sand beaches, marina facilities, casual shops, restaurants, and amenities.
is popular for their sushi and other small plates, great cocktails, and fun atmosphere. One of their specialties is the Lobster Blossom roll. It is the whole lobster tail with cucumber, tobiko, scallions, and Japanese seasonings. True sushi lovers prefer the Love Boat where they can dine on the chef’s selection of nigiri, sashimi, and special sushi rolls.
The Irish, Hibernian Tavern
has a Guinness Beef Stew that you can pick up to go and feed the whole family. Or you can dine-in and start with the Parisian Style Mussels served in a creamy, white-wine broth then follow it with the Cottage Chicken Pie, a potpie with a whipped potato crust instead of dough.
For fine dining with locally farmed ingredients, in the heart of Scituate harbor, Oro
offers visitors quality and relaxed experiences. The owners previously ran one of Kevin Costner’s restaurants but moved back home to open Oro. Their Pork Osso Buccu is made with a red wine brodo and potato puree with chimichurri. The Pan Seared Salmon has roasted garlic crema and a cherry tomato confit.
Sustainably centered, serving crafted drinks, local beers, and the freshest of seafood, meats, and cheese, Galley
is a longtime restaurant on the South Shore. They pride themselves on sustainable practices and fun, creative plates, and cocktails. The owner also has other establishments throughout Massachusetts, so it’s safe to say he’s learned the art of appealing to guests.
Things to Do
Norwell has a strong sense of history and the Heritage Days
celebration acknowledges its founding. The event combines live music, crafts, family-friendly activities, and visits to different historical sites around the city.
The whole town comes out for the rides, games, food, and fun at the Scituate Carnival. Summer Music in the Harbor (gazebo) is another lively event in Norwell. Norwell, Boston is probably one of the most Irish-enthused cities in the area and it shows at the St Patrick’s Day Parade
The Scituate Public School system serves the students in Scituate. It’s ranked as the #4 best district in Plymouth County.