Black Beach

42.578987, -70.734024
Ocean Street
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 526-2019
Essex County

Black Beach is located on Ocean Street in Manchester, Massachusetts. With rocks covering most of the beach, limited sand, and no parking, Black Beach will not be a first choice of beach destinations. The slope to the water is gradual, and the water is lake calm often. Primarily a beach for local residents, Black Beach is a great place to take a stroll or walk a dog.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to 10pm

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Parking

N/A

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Life Guard Schedule

N/A

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Black Beach is a carry in/carry out location; food vendors are available within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Pets

Dogs are allowed on the beach from October 15th through April 15th and must be leashed or voice controlled at all times.

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

N/A

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Public Transportation

N/A

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Restrooms / Showers

N/A

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

No floatation devices are allowed unless United States Coast Guard approved.

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Tide Information

Black Beach Tide Information

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Walking Trails

N/A

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Black Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/manchester-by-the-sea/weather
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

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