Boaters approaching Scituate Harbor from any direction in Cape Cod Bay can simply pick up the red-white “SA” gong a half-mile east of the harbor then follow the well-marked channel through the breakwater and past the iconic Old Scituate Lighthouse. Do not try to “short-cut” the buoys without local knowledge, as a series of large boulders pepper the waters on both sides of the inlet. Mean low water in the channel is at least 12’.
Dockage, Moorings & Service
Scituate Maritime Center (781) 545-8740
- Municipal marina at head of the harbor with transient slips, kayak ramp, bathrooms and showers.
Cole Parkway Marina (781) 545-2130
- Town-managed marina near head of the harbor. Offers transient slips, moorings and dinghy dock. Offers short-term dockage on weekdays.
Mill Wharf Marina (781) 545-3333
- Large marina with transient slips, floating docks, fuel dock, WiFi, electric, water, showers and more.
Scituate Harbor Marina (781) 545-2165
- Fuel dock, transient slips, electric, water, ice and showers.
Scituate Harbor Yacht Club (781) 545-0372
- Offers transient moorings and reciprocal privileges to members of affiliated yacht clubs.
Scituate Boat Works (781) 545-0487
- Slips, storage, engine and hull repair, haul out, detailing, electronics installation, canvas work and more.
Scituate Launch (781) 545-4154
- Launch service and harbor tours.
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An excellent, free public launch ramp with ample parking and quick access to open water is located on the northern part of the harbor, off Jericho Lane. Kayaks and other hand-carried boats can be launched at the Maritime Center or at James Landing on the North River.
Village Market (781) 545-4896
- Produce, meats, cheeses, beer and more on Front St. near the harbor.
Satuit Hardware (781) 545-8370
- Old-fashioned hardware store carrying a variety of marine items.
Where to Eat
TK O’Malley’s Sports Café (781) 545-4012
- Dock-and-dine restaurant with outdoor seating and great harbor views.
ORO (781) 378-2465;
- Fine dining with menu featuring produce from small farms and fresh seafood from local fishing boats.
Galley Kitchen & Bar (781) 545-3663
- Contemporary gastropub specializing in small plates, local brews, shucked oysters and anything and everything that’s fresh and local.
Satuit Tavern (781) 545-2500
- Harbor restaurant known for its fresh seafood, chowder, pizza and sandwiches.
Barker Tavern (781) 545-6533
- Fine dining in a restored 17th century house and garrison.
Maria’s Sub Shop (781) 545-2323
- Local favorite for submarine sandwiches and pizza.
- Large waterfront restaurant and bar overlooking the harbor.
Lucky Finn Café (781) 378-2932
- Boathouse cafe on the harbor featuring fine coffees, desserts and espresso.
Things to See & Do
Irish Mossing Museum (781) 545-5565
- Explore the history of this unique seaweed-harvesting industry. Also features a Shipwreck Room with exhibit on the Portand Gale of 1898 and its effect on Scituate and the surrounding area.
- Visit the iconic lighthouse on Cedar Point, at the northern side of the inlet. Tours available.
Lucky Finn Schooner Tours (781) 378-2932
- Sail aboard a classic, round-stern bugeye schooner in and around Scituate Harbor.
Widow’s Walk Golf Course (781) 544-7777
- Eighteen-hole course bordering the scenic North River.
Satuit Bowlaway (781) 545-9726
- Cool retro bowling alley near the harbor. Good rainy-day escape.
Mill Wharf Cinemas (781) 545-3130
- First-run movies near the harbor.
Where to Stay
Inn at Scituate Harbor (781) 545-5550
- Comfortable, convenient inn overlooking the harbor. One of a handful of accommodations on the waterfront, the Inn provides a Continental breakfast and harbor views from every room.