Quintessential New England small town with striking coastlines and beautiful oceanfront estates
Cohasset is the quintessential New England town. Brimming with charm, this idyllic seaside community still uses a town meeting structure to govern locally. Residents have a say in how things are run, and that sentiment echoes throughout in the genuine care taken with town monuments and amenities.
Cohasset is the kind of place where kids still ride their bikes to school and take sailing lessons on the weekend to soak up the sunshine along the dramatic coastlines. Sweeping ocean vistas surround expansive oceanfront estates from the city’s South Shore corner perch. Even Hollywood has regularly sought to acquiesce some of Cohasset’s natural beauty with production on major films like The Witches of Eastwick and The Finest Hours taking place here.
Cohasset residents treasure their little seaside cove tucked away from the big city's daily bustle. Once an old fishing village, Cohasset has evolved into a beautiful coastal gem with stately, modern beach homes and the state's most captivating ocean vistas. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will thrive here thanks to the three beaches, Whitney Woods reservation, Wompatuck State Park, and the local bird sanctuary. There are also tracts of protected wetlands and several forested areas.
Historic museums dot the common area, and there are four shopping areas to keep locals up-to-date with all the latest shopping trends. Families appreciate the exemplary schools, many of which have achieved a high academic rating and the overall peaceful, laid-back attitude.
5 South on Main is the go-to brunch destination for residents and visitors alike. This cozy, colorful eatery serves excellent omelets, french toast, and sandwiches. You'll want to try their jumbo lobster rolls and the famous Gooey Louie –– lobster salad and cheddar on sourdough.
There aren't many great Mexican restaurants on the South Shore, but Lenny's Hideaway is a true gem known for its Baja fish burritos and tacos. This hole-in-the-wall staple tucked into central Cohasset Village should sate your cravings and leave you wanting more.
When it comes to upscale dining, look no further than Bia Bistro, a New American restaurant with a European twist. The bistro is the perfect place for a late-night bite and offers diverse dishes from lobster and sweet pea risotto to duck confit.
While you're walking around town, you might find yourself lured into the warm, inviting interior of French Memories, a traditional French patisserie that brings a touch of France to Cohasset. It's impossible to ignore the sweet aroma of pastries, croissants, desserts, and freshly-baked bread –– all made with European recipes and techniques. They also sell a selection of coffees, sandwiches, quiche, and salads.
Locals love the beautiful, pristine white-sand Sandy Beach. This private, developed barrier beach is residents-only and keeps lifeguards on-duty seven days a week. It's also well-maintained by the Sandy Beach Association; you won't find any lingering trash or messes around here. Plus, there are designated areas for boogie boarding, surfing, paddle-boarding, and kayaking.
If you're craving more time by the water, you can stretch your legs by going for a walk or jog along the three-mile stretch from Atlantic Avenue to Jerusalem Road. Jerusalem Road is the Gold Coast of Cohasset. Here you'll find extravagant homes and spectacular ocean vistas along the waterside of Boston's South Shore.
Cohasset's natural beauty makes it a prime wedding destination. Two of the most popular wedding venues in the area are the historic Red Lion Inn and Atlantica. The Red Lion Inn is a 1704 house with modern outbuildings that once functioned as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Located only two miles from Sandy Beach and 10 miles from the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, the inn makes for a fantastic vacation spot.
Atlantica is a premier venue for everything from private dining to weddings. Not only is it a full-service restaurant perched on the edge of Cohasset Harbor, offering guests exquisite views of the golden hour on the water, but it shares an outdoor patio with Olde Salt House.
Cohasset is relatively low-key when it comes to nightlife, but it is home to the Cohasset Music Circus. For more than 60 years, the Music Circus has presented world-class entertainment to the residents of Cohasset and Hyannis alongside its sister venue Cape Cod Melody Tent. The Music Circus touts an intimate theater experience where every seat is situated within 50 feet of the stage.
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