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Singing Beach

Shuffle the sand and listen to the magic sounds of this beach at Manchester-by-the-Sea near Boston


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Singing Beach in the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, about an hour drive from Boston, includes a beautiful large sandy beach and a nice concession stand. A beautiful landscape and seclusion make this beach so great. Besides, it's singing, although the sounds coming from the sand are more squeaky and creaky than musical. Your imagination and beautiful views can make it more melodic. Just shuffle sand with your feet and hear the sounds.

According to frequent visitors, the singing sand is the most intense on the dry side above the high tide lines of the beach. This phenomenon can occur on many beaches where sand is round, between 0.1 and 0.5 mm wide and contains some silica. The sound comes out when sand grains rub against each other, but even the slightest change of weather and humidity can affect this process.

The beach is excellent for walking and collecting shells, or just sitting on the sand and watching the sunset. Singing Beach is a public beach that you can visit anytime. The official beach season lasts from Memorial Day till Labor Day.

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