Welcome to Swampscott! First settled in 1629, this seaside town is located just 15 miles northeast of Boston. Widely known as a fishing village or the home of the first lobster pot, Swampscott has grown into a bustling small town!
With a population of 15,100 residents, Swampscott offers a friendly, welcoming, and nurturing family environment, exciting businesses and activities for young professionals, a superb public educational system, amazing public safety and support systems, and a town government that is responsive to the needs of its citizens.
Read on to see some of the businesses that have helped Swampscott grow into a charming, safe, and scenic town.
Swampscott may be a small seaside town, but it has something for everyone!
Groceries and Snacks
Whether you’re doing a weekly shop or looking for a sweet treat Swampscott has a lot to offer. Vinnin Square, a popular shopping center in the area has everything you need. From restaurants, a variety of stores and shops, grocery stores like Stop and Shop and Whole Foods, doctors’ offices, and banks, it’s a one-stop shop for everything you need.
Little G Eatery is a great spot for shopping or a meal. This neighborhood restaurant sells a variety of essentials like scratch meals, sauces, beer, wine, cheeses, marinated meats, and “chefs pantry” items.
The Swampscott Farmers Market is a local staple. Open every Sunday, June through October the market features a variety of local farms, restaurants, and artisans!
Authentic flavors with a modern twist! Founded by Italian Restaurant veteran Teresa Sirignano, Cafe Avellino is a local favorite for homemade Italian pastries and paninis!
The Cookie Monstah is famous for its fresh-baked cookies! From birthday cake to salted caramel, they even have the option for you to design your own homemade ice cream sandwiches!
Located right along Massachusetts’ gorgeous coast, Swampscott has some of the best parks and beaches on the North Shore.
Home to a variety of beautiful tide pools and rock formations, Preston Beach is a top pick for Swampscott residents and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for a spot to take the kids or just to relax in the sunshine, this is the place!
If you’re near Preston Beach, you have to check out Beach Bluff Park. This small park features a dramatic Sun Circle installation which includes a 24-foot-diameter circle of ten immense stones that orient one to the passage of the sun; it’s a must-see!
Swampscott’s beaches are more than just picturesque views. Have you spotted the Swampscott Anchor? Located on Fisherman’s beach, this stunning sculpture serves as a memorial for the missing ship “Tedesco.” Additionally, An English Cannon, cast in 1798 is still standing at the entrance of Fisherman’s park.
For great brunch and dinner options, check these out:
- Mission on the Bay– This gorgeous waterfront restaurant is the best place in Swampscott for delicious seafood, date nights, outdoor patios, and killer views! They even have a roof deck and an ocean bar coming soon.
- Lincoln’s Landing– Calling all brunch lovers! This local-family-owned spot is known for its delicious brunch treats. If you’re in the area, you have to try the Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes.
- G Bar and Kitchen– This award-winning restaurant features an unforgettable marriage of food and wine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. With an ever-changing menu highlighting seasonal ingredients, G Bar and Kitchen is a must-try!
Located right next to Lynn, Marblehead, and Salem there is no shortage of shopping opportunities around Swampscott. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, try these shops!
If you’re looking for a unique seaside gift, The Hiccup is for you! This small shop carries beautiful pieces made by local artisans, makers, and creators across the North Shore. They also offer a variety of fun workshops like beading and weaving.
Located in the historic Olmsted district of Swampscott, Kats Boutique is the perfect spot to find women’s wear pieces. They sell unique clothing & jewelry and aim to transcend the typical boutique setting by engaging with our community through educational and artistic events.