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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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  • August 14, 2017
    We Love Cranes Beach and nearby Castle. The services are terrific and they have a small shop selling beach towels and logo shirts hats and sweatshirts. The changing rooms and outdoor showers are great...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Crane is a beautiful, very long beach. It's very clean and the water sparkles (and is quite cold - refreshing!) When the tide is out, it's quite wide - the tide can come in pretty fast - you can move ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We had a big family beach day at Crane beach. I was surprised that the water wasn't too cold. The wives got bigger as the day went on. Late in the afternoon they were really moving. We strolled one of...  more »

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