A Singing Beach
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But why name it Singing Beach? Are there groups performing there at the gazebo you see in the postcard? Is it a merry place where choruses flock? Perhaps one breaks into song from the inspiration one receives as they gaze upon the ocean. Not really...
The sand here actually does the singing. As you walk, (barefooted brings much better results, and really who doesn't want to walk barefoot in the sand) your feet make a whooshing sound. It's more of a high pitch combined with a vibration you can feel through your feet. But it's an exhilarating feeling to create this sound as you push your feet through the sand. There are only a few places in the world where the sand is of a special shape and mineral type that makes for this phenomena and Singing Beach is one of them.
Singing Beach is located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.