Singing Beach

42.570016, -70.760033
119 Beach Street
Manchester, MA 01944
(978) 526-7276
(978) 526-2019
Essex County

The most popular of the Manchester beaches is a half-mile wide and gets its name from the sound the sand makes when walking on it. Historically, parking has been a challenge at Singing Beach; see the parking section for information. After securing a parking space, walking onto the beach will cost $5 (or $12 for a season pass). Singing Beach has its sand cleaned regularly, cleared of the little seaweed and debris that may accumulate during high-tide. The oceanfront has equal parts soft and hard packed sand during low-tide, and ample beach space during high-tide and busy summer days. The small waves matched with a slow decent to the water are perfect for kids and those who do not walk well. If planning a beach day at Singing Beach, do plan to arrive early. Parking on weekends is challenging and may require a lengthy walk, which is worth it once at the beach. Singing Beach with its exceptional views and small town appeal is a must see if in the Manchester area.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to 10pm

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The mid-sized parking lot is for Manchester residents only, Fridays through Sundays. Monday through Thursday non-residents can park for $25 per car.  Resident parking stickers are available at the Town Clerk’s office or online and are $25 for the season. 
The town center has additional parking that costs up to $25, including the train station and Masconomo Park. Additional parking is also available at the elementary school that is close to a mile away.

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Life Guard Schedule

On duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day 9am to 5pm

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Campfires are not allowed, but grill fires are allowed by fire department permit only after 5 pm.

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Singing Beach is a carry in/carry out location. Additionally, a privately run snack shack in located near the bathrooms.

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

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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


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Public Transportation

Manchester Commuter Rail is another option for travel. Singing Beach Public Transportation Information

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site and include showers and changing stalls. Bathhouse hours are 9am to 7pm and may close at 5pm during inclement weather.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water sports are not allowed at Singing Beach.

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Walking Trails

Behind the beach there is a short walking trail that goes along the ocean edge with benches for seating.

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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. Singing Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

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