Taking the Train to the Beach
April Showers are supposed to bring May flowers, hopefully this year we are going straight to the flowers! We have unseasonably great beach days in Cambridge. Unfortunately, Cambridge doesn’t have many beaches. Boston has some great beaches, like the M Street Beach, that offer a quick trip to sandy shores, but they aren’t as idyllic as the beaches of the north and south shores.
Luckily, the MBTA‘s commuter rail provides regular service to the small town of Manchester-by-the-Sea (what a cute name!). The Newbury/Rockport line runs throughout the day to and from Boston’s North Station. Singing Beach is 1/2 mile walk from the train stop. The fee to walk on the beach is $5. The beach is manned by a lifeguard, has a snack bar, a bathhouse, and parking is mainly limited to residents (meaning it’s a quiet, well cared for beach). To and from the beach you pass Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream shop, which is a charming little shop with creamy, tasty ice cream flavors.
I really recommend a day at Singing Beach! It’s a piece of paradise in Boston! Even the commute is not bad, you can relax on the commuter rail as you commute away from the city.
(P.S. pack sunscreen!)
Posted by Laurie, Concierge at Hotel Veritas