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Swampscott – Fishermans Beach

Access: Public

Parking: On-Street Parking and Parking Lot - 45 Spots

Launch: Sandy Beach and Boat Ramp

Tidal Influences: Not Sensitive

Charts: NOAA -13275 (1:25,000) or NOAA 13274 (1:40,000)


Fishermans Beach Point

Photo Credit: Google

Fisherman's Beach is home to the historic Fish House, built in the 1890s to replace fish shanties, now listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. Fisherman's Beach includes a pier, and a sandy beach where visitors can enjoy the sandy beach and views into Swampscott Harbor,Nahant Bay and Lynn Beaches. Above the beach is a grassy area with benches that sit along side the walkway.


Fishermans Beach from the road

View from the sidewalk above Fishermans beach. Access down to the beach can be accomplished by walking down a set of stairs, a sandy pathway or the cement boat ramp (as seen below).


Fishermans Beach Kayak Access

Paddlers have two different options when hauling their boats down to the water, either a cement boat ramp (left) or sandy beach (right).


Featured Trails from Fishermans Beach - Swampscott

Fishermans Beach TrailsPhoto Credit: Google

For tidal information, consult The North Shore Tide Charts.

The above map provides suggestions for possible routes but is not a navigational map. Please refer to a nautical chart particularly if you are not familiar with the area and always be aware of weather conditions, boat traffic and other safety precautions while out on the water.