31 Dane Street
This small, quaint park is one of the oldest parks in the city, established in the early 18th century. Parking near the Common can be difficult since it is street parking only, but the park is a short walk from downtown.
Lothrop and Hale Streets
Dane Street Beach (Lyons Park)
Dane Street beach is enjoyed for its sandy beach, shady trees, and lovely views. Parking is free and restrooms are available. There is also a newly refurbished playground for the younger set.
55 Ober Street
Lynch Park is a beautiful, 16-acre, oceanfront park with two beaches, an historic carriage house, and a formal rose garden. Enjoy kayaking, concerts, picnicking, events and a food concession. Restrooms and parking (fee charged) are available.
The first beach along Beverly’s picturesque coastline, Independence Park lies near the beginning of Beverly Harbor, with views of Salem, Baker’s Island and the Misery Islands. Street parking is available along Lothrop Street.
Golf, Gardens & Hiking
134 McKay St.
Beverly Golf and Tennis Club
This public facility offers a beautiful 18-hole golf course and 10 outdoor clay tennis courts. The 19th Hole Pub is located in the historic clubhouse.
572 Essex Street
This Trustees of Reservations 114-acre hilltop property includes hiking trails and extensive gardens designed by Mabel Cabot Sedgwick. The horticultural library is a secret gem of gardening information. **Not to be missed for gardeners: The yearly Long Hill Plant Sale. You can pick up for a song a wide variety of perennials, annuals, trees, and bushes as well as rare plants that are specifically cultivated only at Long Hill.
116 Cross Lane
Sally Milligan Park
This memorial park provides a wooden area with hiking trails.
Of Historical Interest
Throughout Beverly there are many examples of historic architecture. Stroll downtown, along Cabot Street, Broadway, Washington Street, or Abbott Street to see examples of homes and buildings from earlier centuries. Drive along Route 127 for lovely ocean views and older homes.
Bakers Island Light Station is located on Bakers Island in Salem Sound. The larger, private part of the island is a summer home for many families. The light station and buildings are located on 11 acres in the northwest quadrant of the island. It was owned and operated by the federal government between 1798 and 2014, when it was transferred to the Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage). Boat tours are available seasonally.
705 Hale St.
Charles Connick window collection at St. John’s Episcopal Church
These Boston-made windows, all memorials, were installed at St. John’s Episcopal Church mostly in the 1920s. Designed by Charles Connick, they are considered one of the most important collections of his work. Check at the church office during business hours, or visit Sunday morning to view them after services at 8 and 10.
Fish Flake Hill
Fish Flake Hill is the name given to a section of Front Street between Cabot and Bartlett Streets. Sixteen properties, on both sides of the street, date to the mid-18th century and are associated with ship captains who were active in the American Revolutionary War. It is one of the oldest sections of Beverly and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Glover’s Wharf at Water Street
The Hannah, first warship of President Washington’s fledgling Continental Army, sailed from Glover’s Wharf on 5 September 1775.
55 Ober Street
Near the middle of Lynch Park, a sunken Italianate Garden sits on the site where the ‘Summer Whitehouse’ of President Taft once stood. The elaborate garden was built by Mrs. Marie Antoinette Evans, a former owner of the estate. Now more than 100 years old, this site remains popular for weddings, ‘before prom’ photos and general picture taking.
100 Cummings Center Drive
United Shoe Machinery Corporation exhibits at Cummings Center
Open 8 AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday
Visitors can walk the halls of the Cummings Center to see exhibits on the history of the United Shoe and machinery repurposed as art.
(978) 922- 9000
Food and Drink
There are many fine restaurants in Beverly, too many to list here. But, when you leave the Cabot House, there are 24 restaurants and take-out shops to choose within about ½ mile. What kind of food would you like? You are most likely to find it here!
Restaurants are listed by address, starting with those closest to the Cabot House. Please check restaurant websites for menus and hours or call them for any changes.
188 Cabot Street
Founded right here in Massachusetts, ‘Dunk’s’ is a popular place for coffee, donuts, bagels, and sandwiches.
275 Cabot Street
Known for its great breakfasts and generous sandwiches for lunch. Open every day, beginning at 7 am.
73 Cabot Street
A family owned and run restaurant with seating for approximately seventy guests. The Rotondo brothers, Michael and Todd, have been operating the cafe since 1997. Using only the freshest ingredients, all of their dishes are made fresh to order and can be changed to meet your needs.