This is our first visit to Scituate Harbor and it has been a great time with many shore side services and amenities. The entrance to the harbor from sea is very short, and well marked but the harbor is tight with no room to anchor with plenty of mooring balls. Once in the harbor, you hail the “Scituate Launch” and they will tell you to come down to R8, stand by and then they will direct you to your mooring ball. In 2009, the fee was $35.00/night which includes launch service to and from town.
Once in town, the harbormaster’s office is the center of the hub and within two blocks there is…
- Ice Cream
- Dunkin Donuts
- Grocery Stores
- Pizza Shops
- Diners & Restraunts
- Hardware Stores
- 3 Liquor stores
- Shops and boutiques
- Commercial Fishing and Charter Fishing docks
So, as you can see, we used our stay here to re-provision, do laundry, and simply walk the cliffs and beaches. July 4th we enjoyed fireworks over the harbor from 3 different locations, and during the day, we finally had a blue sky, no fog, and NO RAIN!
Next Stop…..Marblehead….after the Marblehead to Halifax race departs….
The Harbor Chart, look how close the services all are.
This is a great spot for provisions, laundry and a rest.