Recently immortalised on the big screen, Manchester is a town settled in the 1600's with gorgeous views in every direction. Enjoy seaside activities and beautiful parks, only a short ride from Rockport and Gloucester.

Singing Beach

This half-mile wide beach is the jewel of Manchester. Parking is $25, or if you leave the car at home you can walk on for $5. Bathroom and changing facilities are provided.
Location: 121 Beach Street Manchester, MA

Coolidge Reservation

Experience a variety of natural settings at 66-acre Coolidge Reservation. The reservation hosts a diverse array of wildlife, and is a great place to hike, bird watch, or just enjoy some shady forest strolls.
Location: Summer Street (Rt. 127), Manchester, MA

Frayed Knot Sailing Charters

Explore the scenic shores of Manchester with Frayed Knot Sailing Charters.
Location: Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA


Take lessons, rent boards, and have a blast with Surfari Stand Up Paddleboards and surfing. A great adventure for children and adults alike!