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 Parking
  • Labor Day - April 30 Resident Parking with Resident sticker.
  • October 15 - April 15 Nonresident parking in designated spots. 
  • (It is Resident Parking Only from Labor Day until October 15th.)
  • Non-Resident Parking and dogs are allowed on the beach October 15 - April 14.
Please see additional rules below.

Parking Rules

Non-Resident Parking fee is $25. Non-resident parking is available weekdays (not on holidays or holiday weekends) from June 14 until Labor Day when staff is on duty collecting the $25 parking fee. Cash or check only. Non-resident parking in the Singing Beach lot is limited; once all non-resident spots have been sold, the lot becomes resident-only. 

The closest non-resident parking is at Masconomo Park, about a half-mile from the beach; yellow spaces are designated non-resident. Additional 2-hour parking spaces are located in downtown Manchester near the train station.

In addition, local Boy Scouts sell parking spaces behind the train station for $25 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
$5 per person over age 12 from 9am-5pm every day when staff is on duty through Labor Day. Cash or check only.

Rules Regarding 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 timesand , 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 and 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 Signing 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 2 sinks, 2 toilet stalls, 3 urinals, 4 showers and 5 changing stalls. The women’s restroom features 7 toilet stalls, 2 sinks, 2 showers and 8 changing stalls. The accessible restroom features 1 toilet and 1 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From mid-June until Labor Day, the bathhouse is open 9 a.m. - 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 15th - April 14th.
  • No dogs April 16th - October 14th.
  • 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.

Dog Rules
  • Dogs are permitted to be on Singing Beach from October 15th - April 14th
  • Dog owners must always clean up after their dog - no excuses!
  • Dog must be on leash or under voice control at all times.
  • Dog owners must always be able to see their dogs ~~~~if and when they are off-leash.
  • Dogs must wear a collar with identification at all times, 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 and a $10 fine for the first offense and a $25 fine for each subsequent offense.
Any violation of the dog rules should be promptly reported to the Animal Control Officer at 978-526-1212.

Directions
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 Fridays, 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 11th, Non-Residents can pay to park at Singing Beach on Mondays - Thursdays if space is available.(Not valid on Tuesday, July 3rd or Wednesday, July 4th). 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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