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Singing Beach (Manchester-by-the-Sea)

Singing Beach - View from beach, Manchester, MA
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A beautiful half-mile stretch of sandy coastline, Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA is one of the top beaches in New England. Singing Beach gets its name from the squeaky “singing” sounds emitted from the sands as it is walked upon, a rare phenomenon that has helped make Singing Beach an internationally known destination. The sand’s sonic quality is far from the only reason that Singing Beach is as popular today as it is, as the beach contains a much larger sandy area than most North Shore beaches, which are traditionally rocky.

Singing Beach is located only half of a mile from Manchester-by-the-Sea’s train station, which services all locations between Boston and Rockport. One can easily spend all morning at the beach, get on the train, and be in Boston in time for a late lunch, a museum trip or a Red Sox game.

Parking & Pricing Information:

Non-Residents: No fee before June 17th

After June 17th: Monday –Thursday ONLY $25.00- opens at 9am

Parking is first come-first serve – Handicap Accessible - Parking allowed on Beach Street.

*You may also walk onto the beach. There is a $5/per person fee, or for $12.50 you can get a season walk-on pass.*

Children Under 12 and Seniors walk on the beach for free.

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Explore other North Shore beaches by checking out our Cape Ann Beaches page.

Where to Stay Near Singing Beach

Atlantic Vacation Homes offers a wide variety of Cape Ann MA vacation rentals that would be perfect for your Massachusetts beach vacation. To book your accommodations, simply view available vacation rentals and enter your desired dates to get a quote. You can also call us toll-free at (855) 853-9143 to speak with a local Guest Experience Specialist.