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By Sam Allis
Globe Staff / July 13, 2010

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CRANE BEACH

Amenities: Lifeguards, Trustees of Reservations rangers, snack bar, bathhouse, outdoor showers, wheelchair access.

Parking: 1,200 spaces.

Beach fee: Trustees members: $8 daily. Nonmembers: $15 weekdays, $25 weekends and holidays.

SINGING BEACH

Amenities: Lifeguards, bathhouse, snack bar, accessible by public transportation. From North Station, take the Rockport Commuter Rail Line to the Manchester stop. Half-mile walk to the beach.

Parking: Resident only parking Fri-Sun. Weekday parking for nonresidents in the tiny parking lot, $25. Additional parking in town, $25.

Beach fee: Nonresidents: $5 per person walk-on fee. (Fee waived for those who park in the lot.)

HARDINGS BEACH

Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, snack bar, wheelchair accessible.

Parking: 397 spaces. Free for Chatham residents with stickers. Nonresident daily parking fee $15, cash only.

Beach fee: Free for walkers or bike riders.

NAUSET BEACH

Nauset Beach is owned and run by the town of Orleans; not to be confused with Nauset Light Beach, which is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Amenities: Lifeguards, restrooms, snack bar, wheelchair accessible.

Parking: 900 spaces. Daily parking fee $15.