Our Community

Montserrat is located in Beverly, Massachusetts, a historic, seaside city with miles of beautiful coastline about 20 miles north of Boston. Rich in history with a working waterfront and diverse neighborhoods, Beverly boasts multiple public beaches, parks, playgrounds, ponds, riverfront walkways, woods and trails. The city is home to several cultural institutions and now has an arts district, known as BAD (Beverly Arts District) that includes Montserrat College of Art, many local galleries and three theaters offering live musical performances and movies. The city is also home to the the North Shore Music Theatre, offering first-run musicals and performances and one of the largest non-profit professional theaters in New England.

Beverly’s downtown area is within a block of our campus, and you’ll find a wide variety of restaurants and bistros for all tastes and pocketbooks there. You’ll also find a beautiful public library, the Beverly Historical Society and Museum, as well as a train station where you can easily get half-hour service to Boston. Beverly’s proximity to Boston and its five commuter train stations make it easy to visit several major museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Founded in 1626, the City of Beverly is one of the oldest communities in the state. Residents describe their city as the birthplace of the United States Navy, noting that the first ship commissioned by the Navy, and General George Washington, first sailed from Beverly Harbor. Located in northeastern Massachusetts, Beverly is 7 miles north of Lynn; 20 miles north of Boston; 88 miles south of Portland, Maine; and 238 miles from New York City.


CATA – Beverly Bus
Train – Newburyport/Rockport Line


Galleries at Montserrat
Montserrat College of Art Gallery | Hardie Building, First Floor | 23 Essex Street
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery | Hardie Building, First Floor | 23 Essex Street
301 Gallery | 301 Cabot Street
Frame 301 Gallery | 301 Cabot Street
Bare Gallery | 248 Cabot Street

Visit our Gallery Portfolios

North Shore and Boston-area Museums
Cape Ann Museum | Gloucester
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park | Lincoln
Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum | Essex
Institute of Contemporary Art | Boston
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Boston
Museum of Fine Arts | Boston
Peabody Essex Museum | Salem
Wenham Museum | Wenham

Local Art Galleries
Mingo Gallery | 284 Cabot Street, Beverly
Local Colors Gallery | 121 Main Street, Gloucester | 978.283.3996
Porter Mill | 95 Rantoul Street, Beverly


Art Supply Wholesale | North Beverly | 4 Enon Street, Beverly
Follow Route 1A, north past North Beverly Plaza, on the left behind Sleepy’s

Artist & Craftsman Supply North Boston | 751 Broadway, Saugus, MA

Blick Art Materials | Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Boston


Stop & Shop | 224 Elliot Street, Beverly, MA
Very close to school, inexpensive, good produce

Shaws | 71 Dodge St, Beverly, MA
North Beverly Plaza,
Inexpensive, good produce

Market Basket | 139 Endicott St, Danvers, MA
Rt. 128 S, exit 41. Make a Left, first plaza on the left
Inexpensive, good sushi

Trader Joe’s | 300 Andover Street, Peabody, MA
Organic, preservative free, reasonable prices

Whole Foods Market | 150 Brimbal Ave, Beverly, MA
6 minute drive from campus


A&B Burgers | 206 Cabot Street, Beverly
Casual restaurant with award-winning burgers and more

Acapulco’s | 900 Cummings Center, Beverly
Mexican Family Restaurant and Cantina

Anchor Pub & Grille | 20 Cabot Street, Beverly
A locals favorite with outdoor seating by the bridge

Anmol | 258 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Indian restaurant, dine-in or take-out

Atomic Café | 268 Cabot Street, Beverly
A Beverly standby with coffee, mocha, lattes, smoothies and sandwiches

Beverly House of Pizza | 24 Cabot Street, Beverly
Pizza, subs, salads, located near Salem Bridge

Beverly Jade | 277 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Chinese restaurant and lounge

Bonefish Harry’s | 214 Cabot Street, Beverly
Tacos, tiki cocktails, Bonefish Harry’s is now at 214 Cabot St, Beverly

Delphine’s Kitchen | 263 Cabot Street, Beverly
French creperie and patisserie

China River | 295 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Takeout Chinese food

Crave Café and Bakery | 297 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Coffee, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and cupcakes

Fibber McGee’s Bar and Grill | 102 Cabot Street, Beverly
Neighborhood pub

Jolie Tea Company | 192 Cabot Street, Beverly
Fancy cafe with specialty tea services

Kame | 250 Cabot Street, Beverly
Sushi bar

Kid Dream Coffee | 5 West Dane Street, Beverly
Coffee and toasts

La Qchara | 275 Cabot Street, Beverly
Central and South American fare

La Victoria Taqueria | 6 Wallis Street, Beverly
A celebration of Mexican street food

Little Italy | 294A Cabot Street, Beverly
Sweet sauce pizza and slices

Maria’s Corner Pizza | 273 Cabot Street, Beverly
Pizza, calzones, pasta, salads, subs

Mike’s Pizzeria | 377 Cabot Street, Beverly
Pizza, subs, salads, and more

Mission Boathouse | 1 Water Street, Beverly
Upscale restaurant with harbor views 

Organic Garden | 294 Cabot Street, Beverly
Organic sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and more

Siam Delight | 128 Cabot Street, Beverly
Thai cuisine, friendly service, reasonably priced

Soma | 256 Cabot Street, Beverly
Cocktails, dinner, pizza, and more

Stephy’s Kitchen | 41 Beckford Street, Beverly
Diner-style breakfast and lunch

Super Sub Shop | 324 Cabot Street, Beverly
Subs and sandwiches

The Beverly Depot | 10 Park Street, Beverly
Steakhouse and seafood in Beverly’s old train station

The Castle: A Board Game Café | 140 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Full menu, board games

The Indo | 298 Cabot Street, Beverly
Irish pub and restaurant

The Pickled Onion | 355 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Traditional pub fare

Toscana Bar Italiano | 90 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Italian food, wine, and cocktails

What’s Brewin’ Café | 198 Cabot Street, Beverly
Specialty coffee drinks, breakfast sandwiches

Wrapture | 248 Cabot Street, Beverly
Rolled food and bowl food


Dane Street Beach | Corner of Dane and Lothrop Streets
From the Beverly Common, walk or drive down Dane Street with the Common on your right, and go 3 blocks. You will hit Lothrop Street, and the beach will be directly in front of you. There is limited free parking in the lot, but plenty of street parking.

Lynch Park | Neptune Street
From the Beverly Common, drive down Dane Street with the Common on your right, and take a left onto Hale Street. At the light, go straight and veer/take the first right onto Neptune Street. The entrance will be about a quarter mile down on the right.

Crane Beach | Argilla Road
From Route 128 north (towards Gloucester), take exit 20A (Route 1A north) and follow for 8 miles to Ipswich. Turn right onto Route 133 east and follow for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Northgate Road and follow for .5 mi. Turn right onto Argilla Road and follow for 2.5 miles to Crane Beach gatehouse at end of paved road.

Good Harbor | Thatcher Road, Rt. 127A
Take Rt. 128 into Gloucester. Follow the signs for East Gloucester/Rockport. Go through two rotaries. Go through the first set of lights. At the second set of lights take a left onto Bass Avenue. Follow that for about a mile. At the intersection of Bass Avenue and Thatcher Rd. Take a left. You will see the beach off to the right.

Wingaersheek | Atlantic Street off Rt. 133 & Concord Street
Take Rt. 128 to Exit 14. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto Rt. 133. About a mile on the left you will see a small traffic island with a sign saying Wingaersheek Beach. Take this left. This is Concord St. Follow until you reach another traffic island on the corner of Concord and Atlantic St. Take a right. Follow this along to the beach.

Singing Beach | Beach Street
Train: From Beverly Depot, take a northbound train towards Gloucester/Rockport several stops to Manchester. Exit train, and walk to the beach. Driving: Follow Rt. 127 into Manchester Center. Take a Right at the train station. Follow road straight to the beach.


Beverly Bootstraps Thrift Shop | 198 Rantoul Street, Beverly – 10% student discount
Clothes, books, furnishings, housewares

Copper Dog Books | 272 Cabot Street, Beverly
Books, gifts, and cards

Harrison’s Comics | 252 Essex Street, Salem
Two floors of comic books

Mystery Train | 21 Main Street, Gloucester
Record store

Newbury Comics | Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St, Peabody, MA

Paper Asylum | 260 Cabot Street, Beverly
Comic books, Art Supplies, Toys and more

Salem Record Exchange | 256 Washington Street, Salem
A great selection of rare new and used records


The Cabot | Cabot Street, Beverly
Independent art films and live shows

Off-Cabot Comedy & Events | 9 Wallis Street, Beverly 

Larcom Theatre | 13 Wallis Street, Beverly
Live performances

AMC | Liberty Tree Mall, Danvers
Hollywood films

Cinema Salem – Museum Place | One East India Square, Salem
First run movie theater, art films, private screening room, cafe, and more!

Visit beverlymainstreets.org to view a list of downtown resources and events.

three students walking in the town park
North of Boston