The Town of Swampscott is a small beach community whose scenic resources and unique environments are linked to its historic settlement patterns, which were largely influenced and defined by the ocean. The beaches are the most visited areas in town, and the primary attraction and identifier for residents. Parks for both active and passive recreation are widely used by the community. Many provide views of the ocean and serve as town gathering spots to encourage a sense of place and togetherness.
Swampscott has a number of parks and recreation facilities to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Below are links to park and trail maps for some of these town gems.