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Pretty MA beach

In the lovely town of Manchester. 10 minutes walk from the train station. Gets Crowded in the... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Leipzig, Germany
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Beautiful Beach

My husband and I went here around sunset. It says it closes at 7 but there was no one to stop us... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Sarah D
Mt. Clemens Michigan
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119 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1440
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free and dog-friendly during winter months. Lot's of dogs playing and walking with their owners. Haven't visited during the summer months.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DjJassu
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Great beach. Went off season to walk on. Love that they had seats up along the wall to just sit and watch the ocean from.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank caraven2016
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

In the lovely town of Manchester. 10 minutes walk from the train station. Gets Crowded in the summer. Limited parking. Alternative use the one hour train service from Boston/North Station. 10 $ one way (sometimes weekend special discount deals)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JasonMichaelJones
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here around sunset. It says it closes at 7 but there was no one to stop us, and plenty of ppl still at the beach. You cant park right at the beach because the really regulated residents only. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Their word for tourist must be idiot. Parking all day $25..You have to walk ridiculous long mile or more to get to beach. It is pretty but small...and want another $7 to just walk on beach. It is a scam. Locals want to keep for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank Sue B
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Drove by... didn’t stop couldn’t take pictures (sign in round about - which I get if it was busy... ) fee to park ...fee to walk in beach... no side parking in other places.. thought about the park up the street but we saw dark...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KatW972
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Beautiful clean beach in a beautiful setting. The parking is pricey and a long walk from the beach, but worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank G_Roza_2014
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Have been visiting this beach since I was a child. It is small and lovely. I don't mind the fee as the beach is so clean and well maintained along with life guards to make sure it's chaos free. Look around at all the trash...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Tobydog67
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A beautiful beach in a quaint town. this past winter (2017-2018) saw major Nor'Easters, and as a result, the beach was washed away! It will return over time, but for now, at high tide, there is very little room for people.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sortwellc
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Singing beach is a favorite spot in Mass. I lived in Boston for nearly 8 years, and have visited at least once a year during the last decade. This beach is among my favorite places around, and favorite beach outside the Caribbean. It’s located in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Cosoriou
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Misspicky_26 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, only a few. We've been to wingaersheek this summer as well and didn't have any issues there either.
July 5, 2017|
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Response from dgccG | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We visited Singing Beach in early April, so we were able to park at the lot right near the beach. However, I know there were suggestions to park down at the train station which was a short walk to the beach. I think it... More
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july 4 trip report day 5 (8 Replies)
I can't count, because I titled Day 3 as Day 4. So I am actually off by one day. On Thursday, we caved in to the demands of our 12 year-old son and got breakfast at Dunkin Donuts at the Prudential Center. He is a doughnut junkie and we saw Dunkin Donuts on literally every corner throughout the trip. His major food groups are bread, chicken strips, cheese, noodles, doughnuts and chocolate. Which if you think about it, isn't really so bad after all. ;) After our carb and coffee fest, we...More
July 09, 2008|
Response fromteacher91|
Don't tell your husband but I had to chuckle at his misfortune with the bird. Another interesting report. Thanks for taking the time to share. I never tire of reading other people's trip reports!!! :D
Beach parking options/areas North of Boston (6 Replies)
Have been reading threads on beach areas & see that many of the nice ones (Cranes, Good Harbor,Singing Beach) seem to have very steep parking fees of $20-$25;Are the "official" parking lots generally the only option,or are there alternatives. (I know in Rhode Island,the state beach fees are also steep,but there are private lots basically across the street for less). We Like a beach with some waves & maybe a shower.Don't mind walking a bit. Would be there on a Sunday 8/23,thanks for...More
August 18, 2009|
Response fromAlanm|
No alternatives that I know of, but Revere Beach parking is absolutely free!!
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Some Must-Sees in the Eastern Massachusetts Region (8 Replies)
I have the fortunate predicament of having the summer off. I just moved to Acton, MA and am trying to see areas close to my home that I haven't had a chance to see yet. Here is my list of places I've seen and would like to see: Seen: -Concord (obviously, I'm next door to it) - I lived in Boston for 6 years so have seen most of that - Manchester by the Sea (Singing beach) - Blue Hills reservation - Providence, RI Would like to see: - Rockport and Glouchester - Nearby places in...More
August 02, 2005|
Response fromjsboston|
For outdoors activities, you might like a visit to Ipswich... we have Sea Kayaking off Great Neck or canoing on the Ipswich River. There are also stables where you can go horseback riding. We also have Crane Beach, but give it a couple more weeks before coming for that... the greenheads are in force usually 'til about the 10th-15th. On Sunday mornings (starting at dawn, or even before!), there is a large flea market at Todd Farm, on Rte 1A in Rowley. If antiques interest you, take a trip...More