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Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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  • First time here but have wanted to go here for a long time. Had a nice walk on the beach. Great waves and nice walk with beautiful houses above. 
  • Sometimes when you go to a beach with others it's hard when some lose interest. One of the nicer things about this beach is the proximity to Manchester by the Sea's shops, ICE CREAM, etc. If some in a...  read more »
  • Wonderful beach! Clean, no dogs and restrooms. Great place to take the family for the day. The waves were awesome 
  • I live near here, and Singing beach is great. It's a swimming beach in the summer, expansive at low tide; a beautiful walking beach in any season; and the dry sand does indeed squeak if you scuff your feet. There are nearby parks and playgrounds, an ice-cream shop, and the train station is only a few blocks away. The North Shore is also biker's heaven, so a dip here at day's end is pretty special.
  • The sands actually do sing! This phenomenon is best observed when it is dry. Waters are a clear bluish turquoise while the sand is fine, soft, and relatively clear of litter. Amenities are well-kept : shower stations , bathrooms, and even two sand-compatible wheelchairs available for use. There is also a small shop that sells shirts, ice cream, and coconut iced coffee. Be warned of a surprising $5 admission fee per visitor prior to 4PM, resident-only parking lots, and a lack of lifeguards. Singing Beach is reminds of Ipswich's Crane Beach, but shorter of course.
  • Should not be listed as a public beach. Drove over 2 hours to find that parking at beach is ALL residential parking only. Asked where non residents park and was told "whatever you can find in town." Just so you know, very little options only several 2hr spots (no charge, and we observed parking man dishing tickets left and right on a Sunday). unless you pay $25 and walk over mile up hill back to beach to pay to get in. We looped around over 20 minutes then left to Good Harbor, knowing there "public beach " means they've considered parking for out of towners. Very disappointing.
  • Should not be listed as public beach! Unfriendly no parking except for 2 hour parking. Meter maid/police dishing out tickets. Pay to park and pay to get in the beach. Not fun
  • A fantastic beach in general, but if you can go at night, I recommend it. The water has the algae in it that light up when you move the water, so it's pretty dang cool to see at night.
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