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Singing Beach


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Singing Beach

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Facility Information

121 Beach Street
Manchester, MA 01944
Phone: (978) 526-7276

Singing Beach
Singing Beach will open on May 28th for Memorial Day weekend! 
The bath house will be open and lifeguards on duty for weekends only until June 14th when it will open daily until Labor Day.
There is one porta potty in the parking lot and the actual beach does not close just the facilities.
The parking is for Residents Only from April 15th - October 15th.  Non residents can find parking about a half mile away at Masconomo Park or two hour parking on Beach St and downtown.
Beginning October 15th a limited number of non-residents can park in designated areas in the Singing Beach Parking lot.  Also beginning October 15th, dogs are allowed on the beach.
Parking at the Singing Beach Parking lot throughout the year.
  • June 1 - Labor Day:  Resident parking with a Resident Beach Sticker only.
  • Labor Day - June 1:  Resident parking with Resident Sticker only; beach sticker not required.
  • October 15 - April 14 - Non-resident parking in designated spots only; dogs allowed on the beach.
  • April 15-June 18 NO non-resident parking.  Resident parking only.
  • June 18-Labor Day Non resident parking permitted with $25 fee Monday through Friday when attendant is on duty and space allows. 
Please see additional rules below.
Parking Rules in more detail:
Non-Resident Parking is $25. Non-resident parking is available weekdays from June 14 until Labor Day - except holidays and July 5 - when staff is on duty collecting the $25 parking fee. Cash and checks are the only forms of payment accepted. Non-resident parking in the Singing Beach lot is limited; once all non-resident spots have been sold, the lot becomes resident-only.  Non-Resident Parking is limited and is available only at the Beach Manager's discretion.
The closest non-resident parking is at Masconomo Park, about a half-mile from the beach; a limited number of yellow inside spaces are available to non-residents. Additional 2-hour parking spaces are located in downtown Manchester on Summer Streets near the train station.
In addition, local Boy Scouts sell parking spaces behind the train station for $25 per day on weekends during the summer. Parks and Recreation is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts parking sales, so the Singing Beach walk-on fee still applies to those who pay the Boy Scouts to park (see below).
Walk-on Fee
$7 per person over age 12 from 9am-5pm every day when staff is on duty through Labor Day.  Season Walk-On passes are available at the beach for $20.00 and are valid for the duration of the summer.  Passes can not be replaced if lost or stolen, it is the recipient's responsibility.  Cash and checks are gladly accepted at the beach.  People 65 and older are allowed on the beach for free.
Dogs at Singing Beach
  • Dogs are permitted on Singing Beach October 15 - April 14.
  • Dog owners must always clean up after their dog - no excuses!
  • Dog owners must maintain effective verbal control of their dogs and always be able to see their dogs when they are off-leash.
  • Dogs must wear a collar with identification at all times and be licensed and vaccinated.
  • An owner is personally liable for any damage or injury his dog inflicts or sustains.
  • Each person is limited to a maximum of two dogs.
  • Violators of these rules are subject to removal from the beach as well as a $10 fine for the first offense and a $25 fine for each subsequent offense. Any violation of rules should be promptly reported to the Animal Control Officer at 978-526-1212.

About Singing Beach
Singing Beach is just shy of a half-mile wide. The bathhouse was built in the early 1920s and features a small canteen/snack stand which is privately run. There are also men's and women’s restrooms. The men’s restroom features two sinks, two toilet stalls, three urinals, four showers and five changing stalls. The women’s restroom features seven toilet stalls, two sinks, two showers and eight changing stalls. The accessible restroom features a toilet and sink plus a baby changing station. The parking lot features 120 parking spaces. The facility is typically open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. From Memorial Day until mid-June, the bathhouse is open on weekends only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From mid-June until Labor Day, the bathhouse is open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Additional Rules
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed on the beach.
  • Ball playing at right end of beach in marked recreation area only.
  • Recreation area use is at the discretion of lifeguards.
  • Rubber rafts, wind surfers, kayaks, artificial floats, skim boards, boogie boards, etc. are prohibited.
  • Dogs are allowed on any beach in Manchester from October 15 - April 14.
  • No dogs April 15 to October 14.
  • Lifeguards have jurisdiction of beach and swimming area when they are on duty.
  • Climbing and diving off of rocks and island swimming strictly prohibited.
  • Boats must remain 100 feet outside of the designated swim area.
  • No nudity allowed.
  • No open fires permitted. Grill fires by fire department permit only after 5 p.m.
  • No littering. All rubbish must be placed in trash barrels or dumpster.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding these rules, please contact the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department at 978-526-2019.
From the South (From Route 95/Peabody/Boston)
Take Route 95/128 North. Stay on Route 128, and take Exit 16 (Pine Street/ Manchester exit). Take a Left at the end of the ramp. Follow to the end. Take a Left onto Route 127. You will enter downtown less than  mile from there…follow until you come to an intersection of a gas station, Crosby’s Market, and the Post Office. At this point Route 127 takes a sharp left turn - Do not follow route 127 any further. Continue straight over the railroad tracks onto Beach Street. Follow Beach Street 1/2 a mile to the end. Welcome to Singing Beach.
Parking in Manchester
Parking in Manchester is extremely limited on the weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays, parking at Singing Beach is limited to residents only with valid a Beach Parking Sticker. There is no non-resident parking at the beach on those days. Beginning Monday June 18th, Non-Residents can pay to park at Singing Beach on Mondays - Fridays if space is available. (Not valid on July 5th). The cost to park at Singing Beach is $25 per day. On weekdays if the parking lot is filled or on all weekends additional parking may be available in downtown Manchester. There are some parking spaces at Masconomo Park (near the Train Station), there are 2 hour parking meters throughout the downtown and on Saturdays and Sundays, the Boy Scouts sell parking spaces at the Train Station for $25 per car. Public transportation is highly encouraged. Free parking is available in the Singing Beach Parking Lot between 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
By Public Transportation
From Boston (North Station) - Take the Rockport Commuter Rail Line to the Manchester stop. Getting off the train, walk up Beach Street (away from downtown) 1/2 a mile to Singing Beach. Did you know that the Commuter Rail now has a Bike Coach on the Rockport Line so that Bike Enthusiasts can transport their bikes to Manchester with ease and comfort. These specially equipped bike coach, which can accommodate up to 39 bikes and 42 seated passengers, will be available on selected weekend trains only. To view the train schedule including which one have the Bike Coach, click on the list below.

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