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Singing Beach is easily the most well-known and largest beach in Manchester with a total shore length of just under a half mile. Singing Beach also offers more amenities than other local beaches. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, a bathhouse with showers and changing areas is open seven days a week. The beach is staffed by lifeguards in the summer, and a privately run snack bar operates seasonally as well. A Manchester resident sticker is required for parking in the summer. About a five-minute walk from the beach in the center of town, the local Boy Scouts sell beach parking for a nominal fee. The Manchester commuter train station is also about a five-minute walk from the beach. The train is an excellent alternative to purchasing parking, especially if you're traveling from Boston or other area suburbs. In the off-season months, out of town residents are able to park in designated spots. Dogs are allowed on the beach from November 1 through April 30Non-Residents may park in the Singing Beach Parking Lot this summer on Mondays – Thursdays ONLY, for a fee of $25.00 per day if space is available. On Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, parking is limited strictly to Manchester residents with a valid Beach Parking Sticker. Non-Resident parking will be available thru Thursday, August 30th. Beginning August 31st and continuing thru- September 30th, parking in the Singing Beach lot is limited to Manchester residents with a valid sticker only. There is no non-resident parking available during this time.

Black and White Beaches are named after the color of their sands. Both are located on on Ocean Street, off Route 127 on opposite sides of the Crow Island Peninsula. White Beach is noticeably smaller than Black Beach, but has about 20 parking spots, whereas Black Beach has no parkinglimited strictly to Manchester residents with a valid Beach Parking Sticker. Non-Resident parking will be available thru Thursday, August 30th. Beginning August 31st and continuing thru- September 30th, parking in the Singing Beach lot is limited to Manchester residents with a valid sticker only. There is no non-resident parking available during this time.

Magnolia Beach is a small beach on Manchester town property but is only accessible through the neighboring city of Gloucester. A Gloucester parking permit is required for street parking. There are no amenities at the beachThere is no non-resident parking available during this time.