Singing Beach
Singing Beach
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barbara r
Hopkinton, MA45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • 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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No boats Magen
Fairdale, KY366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
After reading the reviews I’m not sure what we did different or wrong but we drove right up to the beach, parked in the parking lot and walked right onto the beach. It was on a Thursday around noon, so I don’t know if that’s a factor or not. It is located through a very nice, richy neighborhood with people walking through. The sand is powder soft, and the views are gorgeous. There is an echo of the waves breaking that if you listen, sounds like a boom or thunder. I’m guessing that’s why it’s called Singing Beach.
Written September 29, 2022
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Sam D
Essex, CT1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • 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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • 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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • 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, Canada599 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • 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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A_C_Lovefield
Boston, MA43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
AWFUL! A CHEAT!! Today my wife and I had what surely is the worst experience we've ever had in any of our many trips!!
Singing Beach is definitively a con, a cheat, a fraud!!! All in all, they stole us 35 dollars, and that sure is money for Nothing!! First, we were robbed 25 dollars to park the car. Ok, you'll say, happens all the time,... but, I say, not having to walk after that 1 entire mile from the parking to the beach... and uphill loaded with beach chairs, sunshade, cool bag and a full beach bag!!
Well, we decided to leave the chairs and the sunshade in the car. Anyway, we decided to carry the rest of the load. What happen's next? When we arrive to the "entrance" of the beach, a bunch of punks lazily lying in their deck chairs asked us for 10 more dollars, in a tone I can only define as arrogant and disparaging!
What next? Having passed the previous tests, it came the exam in form of humilliation: In the very beach, a bunch of lazy policemen obligued us despitefully to open our cool bag and examined it as if we where criminals. We then were informed they were looking for alcoholic beverages!
At that time we were so pissed off that we couldn't "enjoy" of our beach day even if we tried. Specially because the beach is not the Next Big Thing, which maybe would've made the trip worth the pains!
In brief, AWFUL, a CON!!... We'll call it Nevermore Beach from now on
Written August 15, 2010
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jjpuck
Mount Airy, MD518 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Snobby residents want your money but not your presence. They’ll block most roads for residents only and that includes their private little beach as well.
Written October 11, 2020
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Not funny
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
No signs in the parking lots! We heard there was a fee but when we arrived, no attendance, no locked gates nor any signs in the lot. We figured, like most beach areas in our rural towns.. if gate closed, not allowed or if attendance you pay, if open and no attendence..then no fee; ok to park..
No attendance here, plus no sign within the parking lot regarding where to pay.
Since the public beach house was closed, we assumed it was off season so no fee for parking.
There were only 2 cars in the lot plus a few workers around the building. They looked like locals who we said HI to and they said nothing about us being there or parking.
To our shock.. we come back to a $35 parking ticket!!!
Heard from the local police that the residents do NOT want outsiders there. That the parking in this public beach house parking lot is for Residents only!
So this priceless find is pricey!
They win .. last time we vacation in that mass area!
By the way, apparently there is one sign (only one) regarding parking.
We thought we were fine.. we looked and everything.
In the end, a small beach; nothing spectacular. We would have been happy to go elsewhere, if only we knew!
Don't get scammed like us.
Written May 19, 2019
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retrowares
Medford, MA15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Arrived here on a Tuesday in the middle of June. Parking lot not even half full. Sign at entrance to lot not very clear. (See pic) Arrived back at car only to find a $35 parking ticket. Welcome to Manchester-don't-come-to-the-Sea. Won't be back.
Written June 15, 2018
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