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Crane Beach, Ipswich

4.5
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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Enjoy 6 km (4 mi) of sandy beach, with dunes, clear water, and a maritime pitch pine forest at Crane Beach. Play in the water, sunbathe, or walk the 9 km (5.5 mi) of trails and boardwalks through sand dunes, forest, and salt marsh. A bar, restrooms, showers, and changing facilities are open during peak seasons, and restrooms are available year-round. To visit Crane Beach on your trip to Ipswich, use our Ipswich online sightseeing planner.
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4.6
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  • Large, sandy beach, dunes to explore, sheltered picnic area with tables, bathhouse with outside showers and bathrooms. Make sure to get a parking pass before you go. 
    Large, sandy beach, dunes to explore, sheltered picnic area with tables, bathhouse with outside showers and bathrooms. Make sure to get a parking pass before you go.  more »
  • My Wife and I headed to Crane Beach on April 3 2022 on a cold Sunday to see what it looks like > the parking ranger requested $25 to go look at Beach > Total rip off and headed to see the ocean some....  more
    My Wife and I headed to Crane Beach on April 3 2022 on a cold Sunday to see what it looks like > the parking ranger requested $25 to go look at Beach > Total rip off and headed to see the ocean some....  more »
  • very few waves, seems a sheltered beach. I was seeing green headed flies, which are in the area due to the marshes. Not too crowded and well organized 
    very few waves, seems a sheltered beach. I was seeing green headed flies, which are in the area due to the marshes. Not too crowded and well organized  more »
Google
  • Lovely beach but overpriced parking $40 on a weekday!!
  • Horseshoe Crabs. Watch out for Horseshoe flies...
  • Not worth the drive it looks nothing like the pictures
  • Crane’s Beach Ipswich Ma.
  • It's a beautiful beach but incredibly crowded especially for this early in the year

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