Singing Beach

Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea: Address, Phone Number, Singing Beach Reviews: 4/5

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Ria K
Boston, MA5 contributions
Family
I’ve tried to visit this beach many times, it is a big challenge, if you are not a resident, to find parking especially during weekends. There is another parking before the beach that you can park your car if not a resident but the spots are limited. Once you overcome parking problems then you can enjoy the beach :)
Ive been there couple times, the water is deep and very cold for my taste, but my friend find it perfect and was swimming for an hour! I should not forget to mention that is always clean :)
Written June 22, 2022
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Jeff B
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in the off months, I visit this beach frequently with my 2 dogs.

They have the time of their lives, almost every time.
I pick up 100% of what my dogs leave on the beach as do 99% of all who go there as others will get on their cases if they don't.
I have been there when upwards of 50 dogs present and have never seen even 1 dogfight.
my only wish is that I didn't live 50 miles away
Written April 2, 2021
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Khamel A
Albany, NY41 contributions
This beach is a 15 minute walk from downtown, along beautiful neighborhoods with postcard-perfect houses. It's not a big beach, but it makes up for its size with its looks, especially at sunset. Great amenities. Worth the visit.
Written July 23, 2022
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barbara r
Hopkinton, MA51 contributions
Friends
We visited Singing Beaach this week. I have heard rave reviews from family and friends for years. So nice that they had benches to sit above the beach as it was a very cold day for walking. What a beautiful sight. Cliffs and islands all around really provide alot to see. The beaach isn't very big and the parking lot is tiny. I can't imagine what it might be like in the summer. In the off months it becomes a "dog" beach. This day there must have been 30 dogs and owners. It was fun to watch but disturbing that each dog left its "business" behind times 3. Some owners never picked up the remains. I wouldn't like to put my blanket down in July knowing what went on in the winter. How does the town clean it? Despite this the beach and all of Manchester by the Sea was wonderful to visit. Take some time to explore it is beautiful.
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Written January 16, 2020
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Sam D
Essex, CT1 contribution
Family
The slog for this town ought to be Stay Away - We're Xenophobic. We have never experienced such unfriendly and rude people.. We were visiting friends on cape ann from California and were amazed at how friendly people were UNTIL we reached Manchester by the Sea. What a pretentious load of garbage. We tried to ask directions and people were outright rude. We then tried to go to this beach only to be told that ONLY Residents could park.In CA beaches are open to all people and dogs. Not in this place. September - all the other towns open their beaches. What's up with these people!
Written September 26, 2014
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AFmomof4
Virginia3 contributions
Couples
Watch out here. We visited this beach in Manchester by the Sea, and looked for but did not see any parking meters or signs in the half empty lot by the beach. We sat on the grass above the beach to eat a picnic lunch purchased in town, then left within half an hour. Later we found a parking ticket from Singing Beach under our windshield wiper. The ticket didn't state what rule we had violated, and our appeal by mail was denied with a terse reply. I still don't know where/how we were supposed to pay, but it appears this unfriendly place does not encourage repeat visits. It wasn't worth the $25 fine.
Written April 25, 2012
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Stephen B
Belfast, UK3 contributions
Family
Visited this beautiful beach on Friday 18th July, it has a great setting, and was quiet with plenty of room for everyone. However the parking situation is diabolical! You can only park near the beach if you are a resident and no where in the town offers parking longer than two hours. I dropped my family off and they walked in $5 per person and then I went in search of parking, three laps of the town and no pay all day parking. So I parked for two hours walked to the beach, then left after one hour fifty, and moved the car, this I repeated, at suitable intervals. I think it might be better to visit during the week Monday to Thursday to avoid this ridiculous problem. A sign telling visitors to stay away would do the same as having no acceptable parking available. Not a destination for tourists, they don't make you feel welcome.
Written July 21, 2014
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sue
Ontario's Near North, Canada624 contributions
Solo
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 themselves. Rude not polite at all..they obviously dont want income from tourists.

Don't go...don't patronize unless you want to stay all day...we're it time.

Phone would not work eithet.....cops everywhere...why bother...keep your town folks...there is a while world out there.

Really for bad vibe from place.
Written July 28, 2018
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JVTNY
New York City, NY4 contributions
Solo
Lovely beach, not spectacular though. It cost $25.00 to park in the adjacent lot. Public parking on the street is about 1/2 mile away and only for 2 hours. No one was there to collect parking fee so I was ticketed because I am a "non-resident". So much for the website that says "Welcome to Singing Beach".
Written May 31, 2016
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Jeff J
Boston, MA4 contributions
Couples
We visited singing beach on a Sunday in August. Parking for non-residents is 25 bucks Monday- Thursday. Friday-Sunday, they do not provide parking for non-residents so you have to park a good distance away and walk. We parked at an elementary school and walked about a mile. Once you reach the beach, shell out 5 bucks per person to enter the beach. The beach is nice but not very long. Very scenic views and the water temp was 60 degrees, not too bad. I only gave this trip a 3 because there are many other nice beaches along the north shore and New Hampshire that are more beautiful, easy to get to and welcome you with open arms. I felt that singing beach is more accommodating to the local residents and seems like they want to discourage non-residents from coming to enjoy the beach by making it painful to park and charging for access. I'm glad we visited but we won't be back.
Written August 3, 2014
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