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Pretty beach in a pretty town—but expensive to visit.




Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Summer afternoon on Singing Beach.

Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Boston on Cape Ann, is a pretty beach, and usually uncrowded.

Local residents, who control access to the beach, intend to keep it that way.

The beach is composed of "singing sand" that makes a noise when you walk on it, or when it blows in the wind.

Facilities include a snacks-and-drinks stand, toilets and showers. There is very little shade, so bring your own beach umbrella.

Cost and time are considerations for a day at the beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Besides tickets for the 50-minute MBTA Commuter Rail train ride on the Rockport line from Boston's North Station, you will have to make the half-mile (800-meter), 10- to 15-minute walk along Beach Street from the train station in the town center to the beach, and then pay $5 per person admission fee to the beach.

If you drive, the parking lot next to the beach is open only to town residents on weekends (Friday through Sunday).

Monday through Thursday non-residents may park in the lot for a charge of $25 per car. There is no other legal parking near the beach, only in the town center.

On weekends, all-day parking in the town center costs $25, and you must still walk to the beach and pay the $5 per-person admission fee.

About Manchester

Cape Ann

Gloucester Beaches

Gloucester MA

North of Boston







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