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Crane Beach, Ipswich

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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. Crane Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Ipswich Edition.
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  • We found crane beach on the Internet and decided to make a day of it. There's just something wonderful not sitting in traffic to get onto the Cape, instead we headed noorth. I love how white the sand ...  more »
  • I have been here many times going back to my early childhood during the 1960’s. However, now the weekend parking fee is $30 which is the highest of any beach in the area. I would love to come more oft...  more »
  • I have been visiting Crane Beach for about 42 years, ever since I came out to the East Coast for Graduate School. This beach, along with the adjacent Crane Estate, was given as a gift to the communiti...  more »