Cohasset

Cohasset MA harborCohasset, a former fishing village, is located 22 miles southeast of Boston on the "corner" of the South Shore where greater Boston Harbor ends and Massachusetts Bay begins.  The town's name came from the Algonquian word "Conahasset", meaning "long rocky place".  Because of the proximity to Boston, excellent school system and beautiful oceanfront scenery, Cohasset is one of the most desirable places to live in Massachusetts.  Here you will find a variety of home styles from Georgian and Federal designs to Shingle style; classic Tudor to Contemporary homes. Cohasset’s central village features restaurants, boutique shops and galleries.  

Population:  8,281

Location: 22 miles southeast of Boston

County: Norfolk County

Size: 31.5 square miles (9.9 square miles land & 21.6 square miles water)

Geography: Cohasset Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Beaches, Rocky Shores, Coves, Ponds, Brooks, Rivers, State Park, Reservations

Bordering Towns: Hingham, Hull, Scituate

Lifestyles: Boating/Sailing, Marina, Fishing, Walking/Trails, Private Golf Course, Public Tennis Courts, Cross Country Skiing, Swimming, Kayaking

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Beaches

Bassings Beach: http://www.cohassetma.org/pages/departments/recreation-department/living-and-visiting.php

Black Rock Beach: http://www.cohassetma.org/pages/departments/recreation-department/living-and-visiting.php

Sandy Beach: http://cohassetsandybeach.com/

Churches

First Parish Unitarian Church: http://www.firstparishcohasset.org/

Nativity-Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church: http://panagiacohasset.org/

Saint Anthony Catholic Church: http://www.saintanthonycohasset.org/

Second Congregational Church: http://www.2ndcc.org/

St. Stephen’s Parish: https://ststephenscohasset.org/

Vedanta Centre: http://www.vedantacentre.org/

Conservation Areas & Trails

Cohasset MA coastlineBarnes Wildlife Sanctuary: http://cohassetconservationtrust.org/?page_id=188

Conservation & Walking Trails: http://cohassetconservationtrust.org/?page_id=1884

Turkey Hill: http://www.mapmywalk.com/us/cohasset-ma/turkey-hill-outer-loop-route-50906856

Wheelright Park: http://www.south-shore-hiking-trails.com/hiking-trails-cohasset-wheelwright-park.html

Whitney and Thayer Woods: http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/south-shore/whitney-thayer-woods.html

Wompatuck State Park: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-south/wompatuck-state-park.html

Facilities

Cohasset Golf Club: http://www.cohassetgc.org/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp

Fire Stations: http://www.cohassetma.org/pages/departments/fire-department.php

Historic Society: http://www.cohassethistoricalsociety.org/

Paul Pratt Memorial Library: http://www.cohassetlibrary.org/

Police Department: http://cohassetpolice.com/

Recreation Department: https://www.cohassetrec.com/info/default.aspx

Sailing Club: http://cohassetsailingclub.org/

Senior Center: http://www.cohassetma.org/pages/departments/elder-affairs.php

South Shore Art Center: http://www.ssac.org/

Town Hall: http://www.cohassetma.org/

1 Highland Avenue
Cohasset, MA 02025

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Yacht Club: http://www.cohassetyc.org/

Historical Sites

Captain John Smith Memorial: http://www.cohassetma.org/pages/departments/recreation-department/living-and-visiting.php

Cohasset Common: http://www.cohassetcommon.net/Cohasset_Common_Welcome.html

Cohasset Farmers Market: http://cohassetfarmersmarket.com/?page_id=321

Cohasset Historical Society Properties: http://www.cohassethistoricalsociety.org/properties

  • Ca. 1760 Maritime Museum
  • 1810 Captain John Wilson House
  • 1903 Paul Pratt Building

Holly Hill Farm: http://hollyhillfarm.org/

Minot’s Ledge Light: https://www.nps.gov/boha/learn/historyculture/minots-ledge-light.htm

South Shore Music Circus: http://www.themusiccircus.org/

Medical & Veterinarian Facilities

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton: http://bidmilton.org/

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital: http://crazypawsvet.com/

Health Express: http://www.healthexpressma.com/locations/weymouth-ma/

South Shore Hospital - Weymouth: http://www.southshorehospital.org/

VCA Roberts South Shore Animal Hospital – Weymouth (emergencies): https://vcahospitals.com/south-shore-weymouth

Public Transportation

Boston Logan Airport https://www.massport.com/logan-airport/

Highway: Route 3 & Route 3A Northbound and Southbound, Route 228 East/West

Marshfield Municipal Airport: http://www.shorelineaviation.net/marshfield-airport-ghg

Train Station – Cohasset Station: http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/stations/?stopId=25670

Schools

Carriage House Nursery School: http://www.carriagehousenurseryschool.com/

Public Schools (K – 12): http://www.cohassetk12.org/

  • Cohasset High School
  • Cohasset Middle School
  • Deer Hill School
  • Joseph Osgood

South Shore Community Center: http://www.southshorecommunitycenter.com/

Sweet Relief Nursery and Preschool: http://sweetreliefnurseryandpreschool.com/