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Things to do in Beverly

Art Galleries


301 Cabot Street

301 Gallery

This gallery is owned and run by the Montserrat College of Art. It presents innovative exhibitions of contemporary art from regional, national and international artists.

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186 Cabot Street

Clay Dreaming Pottery Studio

Offers a Clay Studio, Paint Your Own Studio, and Gallery.

(978) 927-1414

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95 Rantoul St.

Porter Mill Studio

This gallery has monthly rotating exhibits featuring the work of Porter Mill artists as well as artists from the community

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Beaches and Parks

A chart listing Beverly’s public beaches and parks, along with directions, is available at the Beverly Recreation Department’s website, on the Beaches and Parks page.

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31 Dane Street

Beverly Common

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.

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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.

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55 Ober Street

David S. Lynch Memorial Park

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.

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Lothrop Street

Independence Park

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.

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Entertainment


286 Cabot Street

The Cabot

Offers movies, concerts and live performances.

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285 Cabot Street

Chianti Tuscan Restaurant and Jazz Lounge

Voted one of the ‘Top 150 Jazz Rooms in the World’ by Downbeat magazine.

(978) 921-2233

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9 Wallis Street

9 Wallis

Offers classic rock, blues, rising stars, comedy and more.

(978) 575-9093

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3 Wallis Street

The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre

(978) 922-6313

Offers music, theatre, comedy, dance and more.

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62 Dunham Road

North Shore Music Theatre

Offers musical productions, kids programs, concerts and events. Open May to December.

(978) 232-7200

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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.

(978) 922-9072


572 Essex Street

Long Hill and the Sedgwick Gardens

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.

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116 Cross Lane

Sally Milligan Park

This memorial park provides a wooden area with hiking trails.

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Of Historical Interest


Architecture

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.


Baker’s Island

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.

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32 Essex Street

Beverly Room at the Beverly Public Library

A collection of books, maps, pamphlets, yearbooks and more information about Beverly and its history.

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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.

(978) 927-0229


Front Street

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.


Lothrop Street

Independence Park

Historic park where Captain John Glover read the Declaration of Independence on 17 July 1776.

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55 Ober Street

Lynch Park Rose Garden

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.

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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.


128 Cabot Street

Siam Delight

Authentic Thai Cuisine. Open for lunch, dinner and take-out. Their pad thai is yummy!

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133 Cabot Street

Cabot Street Pizza

Pizza, sandwiches, salads. Open for lunch and dinner. Perfect for a picnic lunch at one of our beaches.

(978) 921-0300

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104 Cabot Street

Fibber McGee’s

Great beer selection, and American and Irish food favorites.

(978) 232-0180

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150 Cabot Street

Fusion Andina

Bolivian and Peruvian cuisine. Try a variety of dishes with international spices and fresh ingredients. Hours vary – listed on website.

(978) 720-8955

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188 Cabot Street

Dunkin Donuts

Founded right here in Massachusetts, ‘Dunk’s’ is a popular place for coffee, donuts, bagels, and sandwiches.

(978) 922-7307


6 Wallis Street

La Victoria Taqueria

Great Mexican street food; make sure to try the tortas.

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198 Cabot Street

What’s Brewin’ Café

‘Where coffee meets bagel.’ Regular and specialty coffees, bagels, and sandwiches. Open for breakfast and lunch.

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199 Cabot Street

Marika’s

Open most days (listed on website) for breakfast and lunch, Marika’s features European style family cooking, with everything made to order. Try their delicious homemade soups!

(978) 927-1768

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218 Cabot Street

Bella Mia

An ‘upscale dining experience, without the upscale price’, Bella Mia features Italian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner.

(978) 927-2365

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206 Cabot Street

A & B Burger

Voted Best Burger on the North Shore in 2016. Open for lunch and dinner, menu features burgers, sandwiches, salads, and entrees, including chicken and fish.

(978) 993-7394

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214 Cabot Street

Fuloon

Authentic Chinese cuisine from apps to desserts. Open for lunch and dinner.

(978) 969-2222

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250 Cabot Street

Kame Japanese Restaurant

Fine Japanese cuisine. The tempura is light and delicious. Open for lunch and dinner.

(978) 922-9333

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252 Cabot Street

Barrel House American Bar

Neighborhood bistro that specializes in American and French regional cuisine. Known for their bourbon cocktails. Open for dinner.

(978) 998-4627

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256 Cabot Street

Soma

Mediterranean food in a comfortable setting. Open for lunch and dinner.

(978) 524-0033

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261 Cabot Street

Cassis Bakery

If you are looking for coffee and a delightful confection, Cassis is the place! Hours vary – listed on website.

(978) 922-2053

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268 Cabot Street

Atomic Cafe

Open 8 am to 3 pm. Great place to “hang out”, enjoy freshly-brewed (in-house) coffee, hot chocolate, yummy sandwiches, desserts, and the friendly atmosphere.

(978) 922-0242

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273 Cabot Street

Maria’s Pizza

Calzones, sandwiches, salads, pizza – buy a slice or the whole pie. Delicious! Open every day.

(978) 922-2995

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275 Cabot Street

Cityside Diner

Known for its great breakfasts and generous sandwiches for lunch. Open every day, beginning at 7 am.

(978) 922-9080


280B Cabot Street

Gusto Café

Serves Stumptown Coffee, expressos, oven-baked pastries, paninis and, as a summertime treat, gelato. Open every day.

(978) 524-9900

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282 Cabot Street

EJ Cabots

From sautéed vegetarian pockets to roast beef dinners, excellent food made to order. Open for lunch and dinner.

(978) 969-3792

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284 Cabot Street

Wrapture

Offers ‘gourmet food in a take-out setting’ – wraps, stir-frys, burritos, tacos, and salads. Hours vary – listed on website.

(978) 524-7710

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285 Cabot Street

Chianti Tuscan Restaurant and Jazz Lounge

Specializes in Northern Italy Cuisine. Was voted one of the ‘Top 150 Jazz Rooms in the World’ by Downbeat Magazine. Open for dinner.

(978) 921-2233

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294 Cabot Street

Organic Garden

This organic gourmet dining eatery hits the spot with vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

(978) 922-0004

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294 Cabot Street

Little Italy

Their motto: Life is sweet, our pizza is sweeter. Offers pizza, calzones and breadsticks. Open daily.

(978) 922-4704

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296 Cabot Street

The Indo

Serves pub fare – from burgers to tacos to fish and chips to mac and cheese – and brunch. Voted Best of North Shore by North Shore Magazine in 2015. Hours vary – check website.

(978) 969-2008

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324 Cabot St

Super Sub Shop

Known far and wide for their steak bombs, this shop serves other hot and cold subs and sandwiches, soup and salads. Open daily but hours vary – check website.

(978) 927-4788

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