About the Area
The town of Scituate, Massachusetts is nestled on a gentle curve of coastline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from 4 majestic cliffs. Scituate has five public beaches; Egypt, Humarock, Minot, Peggotty, and Sand Hills, equating to miles of soft sandy beaches inviting residents to enjoy the bracing effect of the sun warmed surf as it breaks on the shoreline while salt marshes reflecting the brilliant light polished colors of the seasons provide and ideal setting for a relaxing nature walk.
A picturesque sheltered harbor guarded by a 19th century light house is home to the towns fishing fleet and during the spring, summer and early autumn provide excellent mooring for pleasure craft. Click here for a live view of the harbor.
Located just 25 miles south of Boston, Scituate is accessible to the city via 2 major highways, commuter buses, and commuter boat services from nearby Hingham. The MBTA Greenbush Station in Scituate is the first stop for the Greenbush commuter line that takes passengers as far as South Station in the city of Boston. Cape Cod is approximately 40 miles south of Scituate.
Scituate has 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school offering a variety of programs including work study, special education, and adult education courses. There is also the Montessori community school located in the town.
For those that enjoy outdoor recreation, Scituate has 3 golf courses, tennis courts, saltwater fishing, excursion boats for whale watches and fishing, yacht clubs and playgrounds, 2 town forests, a state park and a couple of smaller parks invite cross country skiing, hiking and jogging.
Click here for a map of things to do in Scituate.