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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Bassings Beach:

Black Rock Beach:

Sandy Beach:


First Parish Unitarian Church:

Nativity-Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church:

Saint Anthony Catholic Church:

Second Congregational Church:

St. Stephen’s Parish:

Vedanta Centre:

Conservation Areas & Trails

Cohasset MA coastlineBarnes Wildlife Sanctuary:

Conservation & Walking Trails:

Turkey Hill:

Wheelright Park:

Whitney and Thayer Woods:

Wompatuck State Park:


Cohasset Golf Club:

Fire Stations:

Historic Society:

Paul Pratt Memorial Library:

Police Department:

Recreation Department:

Sailing Club:

Senior Center:

South Shore Art Center:

Town Hall:

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:

Historical Sites

Captain John Smith Memorial:

Cohasset Common:

Cohasset Farmers Market:

Cohasset Historical Society Properties:

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

Holly Hill Farm:

Minot’s Ledge Light:

South Shore Music Circus:

Medical & Veterinarian Facilities

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton:

Crazy Paws Veterinary Hospital:

Health Express:

South Shore Hospital - Weymouth:

VCA Roberts South Shore Animal Hospital – Weymouth (emergencies):

Public Transportation

Boston Logan Airport

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

Marshfield Municipal Airport:

Train Station – Cohasset Station:


Carriage House Nursery School:

Public Schools (K – 12):

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

South Shore Community Center:

Sweet Relief Nursery and Preschool: