Scituate Harbor
Scituate Harbor
Scituate Harbor
Scituate Harbor
Scituate Harbor
Scituate Harbor

Scituate Harbor

Scituate, Massachusetts United States
Lat: 42° 12' 4.67''
Lon: -70° 43' 17.47''
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Marinas near Scituate Harbor

NameReviewsMax LOAVHFDock DepthGas / DieselLift / CraneWifiAmps
Scituate Harbor Yacht Club--------
Scituate Boat Club--------
Pier 44--------
Satuit Boat Club--9-----
Scituate Wharf--------
The Quarterdeck--------
Scituate Harbor Marina--------
TKO Keileys Rest--------
Mill Wharf Marina--9-----
Scituate Harbor Cole Parkway Marina--------

Partly cloudy starting tomorrow evening.

39℉

Lat42° 12' 4.67''

Lon-70° 43' 17.47''

Tide
High03:36AM8.019ft
Low09:37AM1.807ft
High03:46PM8.570ft
Low10:10PM0.922ft
SW at 3 knots
Introduction:

Scituate is a small to mid-sized seacoast community located between Boston Harbor and Plymouth Harbor. In the 375 years since its incorporation, it has evolved from a summer colony to a residential community but has managed to retain some of the flavor of its past. Ocean-related recreational activities make it a very desirable place to visit and explore.

The Town Pier accommodates a working fishing fleet and that, coupled with three business areas, represents commercial interests in the town. Along with extensive marine facilities, most of the harbor is covered by an large mooring field that is administered by several entities (instructions for payment and water taxis service are labeled on most moorings). There are plenty of shopping, dining and exploration opportunities ashore.

Historic points of interest include: Scituate Lighthouse, The Old Oaken Bucket Homestead and Well, The Lawson Tower, Stockbridge Mill and the Cudworth House as well as the Little Red School House which is the home of the Scituate Historical Society. Scituate also has a strong sense of its history and commemorates its founding in August each year via the celebration of "Heritage Days."


Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 13267.

Red and white Morse (A) gong buoy "SA" starts out the approach to Scituate Harbor from the Atlantic, about one mile from the breakwatered entrance. Once you have begun your approach and cleared red and white Morse (A) gong buoy "SA," keep an eye out for red nun buoy "2" and green can "1." Directly after these marks, flashing red "2A" marks the north breakwall in Scituate Harbor.

The marina facilities line the west shore of Scituate Harbor starting at red nun "8," and continue down to the southern end of the harbor. The entire harbor is lined with moorings that are managed by the local yacht club. Just tie up to an available mooring ball and a boat will come around at some point and collect the fee. Water taxi service is available with a hail on the VHF.

Click here to see a map of Scituate Harbor


Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 13267.

Red and white Morse (A) gong buoy "SA" starts out the approach to Scituate Harbor from the Atlantic, about one mile from the breakwatered entrance. Once you have begun your approach and cleared red and white Morse (A) gong buoy "SA," keep an eye out for red nun buoy "2" and green can "1." Directly after these marks, flashing red "2A" marks the north breakwall in Scituate Harbor.

The marina facilities line the west shore of the harbor starting at red nun "8," and continue down to the southern end of the harbor. The entire harbor is lined with moorings that are managed by the local yacht club. Just tie up to an available mooring ball and a boat will come around at some point and collect the fee. Water taxi service is available with a hail on the VHF.


History:

The name Scituate is derived from an Indian word which the early settlers understood as Satuit, which means "Cold Brook", and referred to the small stream flowing into the harbor; this they spelled in various ways as Sityate, Cituate, Seteat, etc., and it was not until about 1640 that the name came to be universally spelled in its present form.

In some part of the years 1627 or 1628 a group from Plymouth augmented by new arrivals from the County of Kent in England came here and formed the first permanent settlement. They laid out their village a mile or so back from the coast behind one of the cliffs, established a public way or street, which they named Kent Street, which name it still bears, and allotted space on this street to the various householders forming the Company.

Today, Scituate is primarily a residential community that relies heavily on local tourism and industrial manufacturing to keep its coffers full.


Places to Visit:

Scituate's primary interests ashore are with history, and there are several historic sites and museums dedicated toward that slant. On the waterfront, there are miles of harbors and coves to explore in the Scituate Harbor area as well as a vibrant and active sportfishing industry.

Here are a few of our favorites nearby Scituate Harbor:

  • Scituate Lighthouse - 100 Lighthouse Road

  • Peggoty Beach - Peggoty Beach Road

  • Lawson Tower - 330 First Parish Road

  • Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary - Massachusetts Bay

  • Stockbridge Grist Mill - 6 Country Way

  • Maritime and Mossing Museum - 301 Driftway


Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop in Scituate:

Scituate Harbor is located steps away from downtown with many great restaurants and shopping that the area has to offer.

Here are some of the best places to eat, drink, and shop nearby Scituate Harbor:

  • Lucky Finn Cafe (Breakfast & Cafe)- 206 Front Street

  • Barker Tavern (Food & Drink) - 21 Barker Road

  • Galley Kitchen and Bar (Food & Drink) - 95 Front Street

  • Riva Restaurant (Fine Dining) - 116 Front Street

  • Mill Wharf Restaurant (Fine Dining)- 23 Mill Wharf Plaza

  • Circe’s Grotto (Sandwiches & Bakery) - 344 Gannett Road

  • Downtown (Shopping) - Front Street


Helpful Links

Town of Scituate

Scituate Chamber of Commerce

Scituate Calendar of Events

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Logan International Airport


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