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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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The Longest Beach

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Methuen, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to this beach on Mother's day, 2015 - an 85 degree beautiful beach day. We only had to wait in about 10 minutes of traffic on Argilla road to enter, so that was a pleasant surprise. There seemed to be plenty of parking. The beach was clean. There was some seaweed in the water, which the kids didn't... More 

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Sorry, Cape! Sorry, Duxbury! I once thought you were the only ones for me. Well I was wrong. Ipswich is fantastic. Clean, well maintained, amazing for walking, great any time of the year. In the summer, later in the day the place is magic. Have family in Ipswich so we are lucky, there's always parking for townies. This is definitely... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It really is the most beautiful beach in the world (definitely beats the Hamptons) - been enjoying this beach during all four seasons for almost 60 years

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went there on one of the weekends. It is one of the properties under Trustees of Conservation. The beach is well maintained and very clean. The parking fees - about $20. That's it! Loved it!

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fantastic beach. Lots of parking, separate lot for Ipswich people. Refreshment stand, plenty of bathrooms with porcelain toilets. Walkways to take you over the dunes to the sandy beach. Turn right and you can walk for two miles, left and walk one mile. Undertow is not bad since the beach is so gentle sloping. It can be windy off-season but... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stunning. Everything you could want from a beach. Plenty of parking, huge stretch of beach, cool, refreshing water. Great walking beach in all seasons (if you can brave the winter winds!) An extra plus is the proximity of the fabulous Crane Estate, Castle Hill.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful stretch of white fine sand. The beach is non-commercial with only a small stand for sandwiches and snacks, and a changing area with showers. The ocean water is cold year round, but, can be very refreshing on a hot summers day. There are nature trails to walk and enjoy the surroundings. On weekends in summer the parking lot... More 

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boston, ma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

most civilized, lovely, sandy beach in the area. worth buying a season's sticker if you're local. I grew up beaching it, and this is my favorite...and to have toilets, and a place to buy a hummus sandwich, and the view to the castle over the dunes, bird murmurations galore, be still my snow packed heart!

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Over a mile of nice white sand with shallow water at low tide. The huge parking lot fills up fast on hot summer days so come early...before 10:00 AM on weekends. Only one road in/out so traffic may be backed up. Clean bathrooms and showers/dressing areas, good food available at reasonable prices. No shade! At high tide the water comes... More 

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