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Crane Beach, Ipswich

Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Crane's Beach is one of the nicest beaches in Massachusetts, which can be accessed year-round. Great trails or explore in the dunes as well. An entrance fee is charged ($10 per car, $5 for Crane's...  more »
  • Enjoyed taking teenage nephews for an outing during a nice summer day. They swam all day. Excellent safety protocols and advance booking with Trustees.  more »
  • No free wifi No surfing waves No cranes at Crane Beach Too many families The beach was too sandy No drone photography allowed The parking was easy if you're a Trustee Member. Not sure why other...  more »
  • Beautiful, underdeveloped beach in protected nature reserve. Worth the high admission fees in and out of season.
  • This is a nice rocky New England beach! Fun day outing for the kids when we visited family there.
  • This pristine beach is so massive with great tides pools a lovely soft white sand.
  • Loved the beach, nice and calm. Pleasant water without seaweed. Only problem I had was that I couldn’t go far because of the depth that is not uniform
  • One of my favorite beaches in the Boston area. Beautiful, pristine beach with soft sand and cold water.

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