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Address: Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: 978-356-4354
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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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Best Beach Around - Pricey Tho

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... read more

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

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
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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Boxford, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The beach is long with white sand bordered by sea grasses and wooden boardwalks that take you over the grasses. On the end of the beach that borders the Crane Estate there are some rocks but otherwise the beach is easy walking without rocks or pebbles. One of our favorite times to visit is the hour or two prior to... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been members of the Trustees for years because of Crane Beach. It stretches for miles and is always clean and beautiful. The view of the ocean and gentle crashing of the waves is breathtaking. I visit several times per month all year round. Highly recommended!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I visited on a nice day in late October. It was $5 per car. Beach wasn't empty, but wasn't crowded, people walking dogs and strolling. Beach is super pretty, amazing fine sand.

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Worcester, MA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It's not free - parking costs $10 and then $3 for each dog unless you are an Ipswich resident or a trustee. There are two areas - a leash and a no leash area. The no leash area is wonderful for dogs - the day we were there all kinds of breeds were running around. Most owners were good about... More 

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tristate NYC area
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I am not local so have only been here in October in both 2013 and 2014. It has become one of my favorite places. At that time of year there are still a good number of people walking dogs, playing in the surf, and sitting on the beach itself. I loved all the sandbars and enjoyed watching the beach disappear... More 

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