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For many seaside communities, parking fees can be a significant source of revenue to help pay for beach maintenance. At popular beaches north of Boston and in New Hampshire, parking fees range from zero to $40 a day or $250 a year.

TOWNBEACHESPARKING FEES
BeverlyLynch ParkNo fee for residents with sticker; $15 a day for nonresidents on weekends and holidays, $5 on weekdays. No fees for other town beaches
GloucesterCressy's Beach
Good Harbor Beach
Half Moon Beach
Niles Beach
Pavilion Beach
Plum Cove Beach
Wingaersheek Beach
$20 per season for full-time residents and nonresident property owners, $50 for seasonal renters; $250 for nonresidents. Without sticker, $10 to $40 a day, depending on day and size of vehicle
IpswichCrane Beach$20 for annual beach sticker for residents. $20 a day for nonresidents on weekdays; $25 on weekends/holidays. Prices reduced after 3 p.m.
Manchester-
by-the-Sea
Singing Beach$25 a year for parking sticker for residents; $25 per visit for residents without sticker. Limited parking at $25 a day for nonresidents, Monday through Thursday. Walk-on fee $5 per person or $12.50 for season pass. Free for children or seniors
LynnLynn ShoreNo parking fee
NahantLong Beach$5 per day. Mass Parks Pass of $35 a year for Massachusetts residents, $45 for out-of-state residents, covers parking at any state beach. Free for people 62 or older
NahantShort Beach,
all other Nahant beaches
$5 per season for residents. Stickers not available to nonresidents, who must park elsewhere and walk
NewburyPlum IslandPlum Island Point, $8 a day during the week, $10 weekends for access to island and parking
NewburyportPlum IslandPlum Island Point, $8 a day during the week, $10 weekends for access to island and parking
RevereRevere BeachFree parking on the boulevard; $4 to $5 a day on Ocean Avenue
SalisburySalisbury Beach
State Reservation
$9 a day. Mass Parks Pass of $35 a year for Massachusetts residents, $45 for out-of-state residents, cover parking at any state beach. Free for people 62 or older
WinthropWinthrop BeachNo fees

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HamptonWallis Sands State Park;
South Beach at Hampton Beach State Park
Daily fee of $15 per car and $30 per RV

SOURCES: Town departments, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.