About Swampscott

The Town of Swampscott is small beach-community located north of Boston in Essex County along the Atlantic Coast.

Swampscott is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, on the South by the City of Lynn, and on the North by the City of Salem and the Town of Marblehead. The Town is approximately 12 miles from the City of Boston. Established as a town in 1852, Swampscott has a general population of 14,600 and occupies a land area of 3.58 square miles.

Town Information

Settled: 1629
Incorporated: 1852

Population: 13,787
Density: 4,447.4/sq mi

Land Area: 3.1 sq mi
Water Area: 3.7 sq mi

Town History

Swampscott was first settled in 1629 as the eastern part of Lynn, and was officially incorporated in 1852. Swampscott was an important destination for the wealthy at the beginning of the 20th century. While nearby Revere Beach has the honor of technically being America's first public beach, Swampscott was the de-facto first resort town.


Official Town Page
Swampscott Public Schools
Swampscott Recreation Department