Minot is a beach community in Scituate. It is part North Scituate and is further divided into an area called "The Glades Estate," which is an area at the very tip of Minot Beach. It is fondly regarded as the best beach in Scituate. Minot consists of the homes from the intersection of Hatherly Road and Gannet Road (known as "The Lights") to the ocean and includes Surfside Road, Seagate Circle, Mitchell Ave & Ln, and Pond View Avenue.
Two beaches are in Minot. North Scituate beach, the southernmost beach, is bordered to the south by Egypt Beach (part of the Egypt section of Scituate) and to the North by the second beach, Minot, which is in turn bordered by the Glades.
Minot has its own post office with limited hours. The town of Scituate is currently planning to re-open a Minot firestation.
Public school children in Minot attend Wampatuck Elementary School, Lester J. Gates Intermediate School, and Scituate High School.
Minot has no businesses. Hatherly Country Club, a private club and golf course for members only, is located on Hatherly Road, spread across Minot and North Scituate.