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9. Good Harbor Beach: Thatcher Road, Route 127A. Parking stickers are $20 for residents, $100 for Essex and Rockport residents. Senior stickers are free. Nonresident parking, $25 a car weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and $15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Weekdays, $20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and $10 from 3 to 5 p.m. Lifeguards, concession stand, restrooms, showers. Carry trash out, except to recycle. gloucesterma.com.

10. Wingaersheek Beach: Atlantic Road, off Route 133 and Concord Street, along Annisquam River and Ipswich Bay. Parking stickers are $20 for residents, $100 for Essex and Rockport residents. Senior stickers are free. Nonresident parking, $25 a car weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and $15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Weekdays, $20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and $10 from 3 to 5 p.m. Lifeguards, concession stand, restrooms, showers. Carry trash out, except to recycle. gloucesterma.com.

IPSWICH

11. Crane Beach: At the end of Argilla Road, off Route 133. Owned by the Trustees of Reservations, 978-356-4354. Open daily year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset. Nonmember parking fee from Memorial Day to Labor Day is $25 per car on weekends and holidays, $15 on weekdays. Motorcycles, $4 weekdays, $5 on weekends. Those arrive by bicycle or foot pay $2 anytime. All fees are half-price after 3 p.m. Annual memberships start at $45. Ipswich residents can obtain beach stickers at the Town Hall. Lifeguards, rangers, bathhouses, outside showers, picnic tables, Crane Beach store, information kiosk, transportation for physically challenged visitors. thetrustees.org.

12. Pavilion Beach: Small rocky beach at the end of Jeffreys Neck Road. Limited free parking. No lifeguards. No bathhouse or restrooms. Dogs prohibited Memorial Day to Labor Day.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

13. Black and White Beaches: On Ocean Street, off Route 127. Resident parking only. No lifeguards or restrooms.

14. Singing Beach: At the end of Beach Street. Parking at beach free for residents, but nonresidents can park Monday to Thursday for $25. On weekends, they park at private parking lot a half-mile away. Walk-on fee is $5. Lifeguard on duty on weekends starting Memorial Day, then every day from June 21 until Labor Day. Food and restrooms available.

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