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Address: Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: 978-356-4354
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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We came here after visiting Castle Hill which gives you a discount on the entrance. When you first pull up you see the sand dunes and things only get better from there. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We came here after visiting Castle Hill which gives you a discount on the entrance. When you first pull up you see the sand dunes and things only get better from there. The changing area is fine as well as an area to wash off after you have gotten covered in sand. The next thing you get to experience is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The road to the beach is beautiful, the parking ample if not pricey ($20.00 on a weekday for non-residents) and the facilities totally acceptable. Then you have the beach itself. It is lovely. Sandy and long. If you can, cross over the dunes from the parking lot and bang a right, walk a good distance over and you will find... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful beach for family. My wife and I went there on the first day of August however the beach was so crowded in morning that the police officer block the road leading to the beach. We then made another plan to spend some hours in the Russell Orchard. The orchard was excellent and it was the perfect day for... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Crane Beach is pretty pricey, $25 per car, but well worth it. The beach is really nice and the water is clear and refreshing. Bring bug spray because the green heads bite and are a pain.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this long stretch of sandy beach. We weren't there to swim, just wanted a nice stroll. Our walk was great but I regretted not bringing our suits. Seemed less overrun by commercialism than other beaches. A lovely place.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Crane Beach was gifted to the Trustees of Reservations as a bequest from the Crane family. It is maintained in an unspoiled, noncommercial state. If you are looking for open ocean with miles of sand and no honkytonk, Crane Beach in Ipswich is your beach. There is a daily fee of $25 for parking, and on summer weekends, there are... More 

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Wonderful beach Northeast of Boston. There is a $25 parking fee per vehicle which is a bit steep, but if you go with a number of people that gets divided. Even when the place is super busy it never "feels" that way, you will find a spot. Despite the greenhead flies that will sometimes be biting depending on the season,... More 

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boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Crane Beach is a nice beach. It's very clean for a beach. It has clean restrooms. There's an area where you can buy food, such as burgers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, and drinks. (I wish they offered a veggie burger option.) The downfalls of the beach: 1. It costs $25 to get in (per car). It's unfortunate that... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Crane Beach is a long stretch of pristine sand... great for walking, running, sunning and building sand castles. When the tide goes out it leaves shallow pools that are great for younger children to splash around in safely and the sand is soft and clean. There aren't usually very strong waves, but much of the beach disappears at high tide.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Although I do actually like visiting this beach, the biggest thing which deters me from visiting this place more often is the amount greenheads. For people who don't know what they are, imagine annoying flies which enjoy biting you constantly until your body is covered in welts. I know there are certain times where they're not as viscious as others,... More 

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Additional Information about Crane Beach

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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