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Address: 119 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944-1440
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Beautiful, well-maintained beach!

The only thing not to like about this beach is that you do have to pay to use it and parking is .5 to 1 mile away. With that said, it was clean, clear, and had well-maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeannie F
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is one of the greatest beaches in the north shore.Always clean, accessible and a pleasure overall. Parking might be a bit of an issue so be prepared to walk about 10 minutes to the beach.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank leaton01
Toronto
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty spot but I agree with the reviews re non residents fees. $25 US is quite expensive, especially when you are converting to Canadian money! I was also there near the end of the day. The girl didn't bother to mention that if I waited a half hour, it would be free, as long as I parked somewhere else. They... More 

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1 Thank suehutch
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Singing Beach is a beautiful destination - not the easiest beach for out of towners to visit but if you're willing to work at it (park downtown and walk uphill), then this is one of the prettiest beaches in Massachusetts.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had our summer vacation in Manchester-by-the-Sea and Singing Beach was one place that was recommended to visit. It is a small, beautiful beach which is family friendly. For me however, the cost of $5 each to sit on the beach was a bit expensive, especially as there are beaches that are just as nice around that coast for... More 

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Thank ClanIrvine
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing not to like about this beach is that you do have to pay to use it and parking is .5 to 1 mile away. With that said, it was clean, clear, and had well-maintained facilities. Surrounded by the Rocky coastline, the beach itself was sandy with a gradual entry. And, for the New England coast, the water... More 

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Thank Jeannie F
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are not a resident, parking is paying. Even a stroll costs 5 dollars per person. Many people on sunny days but not crowded. Ther water in July, 16 degrees Celsisus (brrrr).

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1 Thank Martin O
Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Beautiful small beach, about 45 minutes North of Boston. No parking on the spot for non-residents, but you can park on the street, and walk 0.5 to 1 mile. It costs $5 per person - and it is really calm and family friendly. The only downside is the cold water - but that's the same all over New England.

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1 Thank LiaFCG
Reno, Nevada
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81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Boston and was recommended to view the 4th of July fireworks on Singing Beach. This year (2016) the fireworks were on Sunday July 3rd and started at 21:15. While the beach was crowded it was not too crowded and everybody was able to find a nice spot. The view of the fireworks was truly amazing, it all happened right... More 

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1 Thank C-Z-1982
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the drive. Parking is limited during peak season, but a short walk from the center of town. Family friendly with nice silky sand.

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