scituate town pier
Owned By: Town of Scituate
The Scituate Town Pier serves the town’s commercial fishing fleet, providing a place to load and unload supplies and bait, and to transfer fish to dealers and processors. The only deep-water facility in town, it is heavily used. A skiff/dinghy dock is located on the north side of the pier. There is no access for recreational boaters.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
Interpretive signage along the Harborwalk offers this history of the area: “The period of time between the mid 1600’s through the mid 1800s defined Scituate as one of the most prosperous harbors between Boston and New Bedford. As maritime based industries grew along the waterfront, the wharf area became the center of activity for the Town. Numerous men listed their occupation as shipwrights, chandlers, coopers, blacksmiths, carpenters and sail makers. Serving trade and travel, a ship yard, tide mill, lumber mill and livery covered the area where (the Mill Wharf Marina and restaurant) now stand. … Schooners, barks, brigantines and whaling ships were built and sailed from Scituate to destinations around the world.”
Access to more than half of the pier is restricted to the commercial fishing industry. Please respect the boundaries of this very busy working pier!
Nearby, check out the Scituate Harborwalk, a concrete walkway (with a guardrail) that extends for a half mile, along Scituate Harbor and Satuit Brook, with beautiful water views. Extends past the Scituate Harbormaster headquarters, several marinas, as well as a town-owned gazebo, and various memorials.
Habitats and Wildlife
The Scituate Town Pier is located on the Atlantic Ocean, on Scituate Harbor.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Hours: Dawn to Dusk, and beyond
Parking: Parking by permit only.
Cost: Fees vary.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches. Trash & recycling receptacles.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Scituate Harbor (Atlantic Ocean)