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Address: Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: 978-356-4354
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Kayaking
Description: Enjoy the Northeast's most spectacular beach and follow trails and...
Enjoy the Northeast's most spectacular beach and follow trails and boardwalks through a landscape of sand dunes and salt marsh.
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Fantastic beach

One of the best beaches in the northeast. Vast and sandy. Water temperatures were not as frigid as we expected. Go to the right as you enter the beach if you want to get away from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Raynham, MA
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Raynham, MA
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

One of the best beaches in the northeast. Vast and sandy. Water temperatures were not as frigid as we expected. Go to the right as you enter the beach if you want to get away from the crowds.

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Lanesborough, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We love this beach! We love to walk the beach, and at low tide, it makes it the hugest beach you have ever seen! It was not crowded the day we went, on a Friday before school was out for the summer. There were a few moms there with little ones, and the low tide leaves little pools that are... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just recently, my friend Jackie from Danvers and I re-visited Crane Castle in Ipswich,Ma. Although there were many visitors at the Castle, we were the only ones having lunch on the patio. Although the lunch menu was limited, the magnificent view down the rolling hills toward the water made up for the lunch. We understand that next year, the lunch... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you visit Crane Estates for $10, your ticket will also get you into Crane Beach, normally $25. We stopped by after our visit and took a short walk on the beach, dipped our toes in the ocean and took a few pics. It was spring and late in the day so there was hardly anyone there and the water... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

beach is relaxing and safe for swimming; it also has showers and changing areas and food stands. Come early on the weekends for parking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Just a beautiful beach to walk on, relax and look at the view. It's very clean, beautiful sand. Love it in the off season!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Crane's Beach is clean, beautiful, and a bargain! Plenty of parking. Beware this black during "greenhead season". These biting flies are horrible. They usually stay for about two weeks, mid-July.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Super clean! Crystal clear waters! Absolutely a must see if you're visiting! Only $10 to park and easily accessible from the main highways.

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Stratton Vermont USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Only visited in spring and fall missed the terrible green head season Loved the water easy to do swimming laps Parking expensive

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The beach area is so incredibly big. I would consider this the best running beach that I have been on. The water is shallow and calm so great for the little kids.

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Additional Information about Crane Beach

Address: Address: Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: 978-356-4354
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Ipswich
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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