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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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Pristine Sand, absolutely gorgeous!!!

One of the BEST beaches I have been to. The sand is fine and clean, the water is perfect for all kinds of play. There is plenty of room to spread out, and relax. I love the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the BEST beaches I have been to. The sand is fine and clean, the water is perfect for all kinds of play. There is plenty of room to spread out, and relax. I love the walk - if you go past the Castle you can walk out onto the sand bar. Bring your kite, your sandcastle building tools,... More 

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Cheshire
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We drove from Cheshire MA just to go to this beach. We had been there a few years ago, but this time it was more crowded, which to us is a good thing. We like to people watch as well as swim in the waves. Actually, the water is a big too cold for me, but my husband likes to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Clean, well taken care of. Nice people. Went to see the wind robots!!! Had a good time. Near Salem, make a week-end of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Crane Beach is a great beach option for folks living within an hour's distance of Ipswich, MA. I have visited the beach several times and have always had a great experience. It has a little of everything. The tide pools are great for kids and family, the surrounding nature sites offer ample opportunity to do photography and hiking and the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On my way was a gorgeous view, the Beach was very clean and peaceful, my two years old enjoyed the water and played with the sand, Crane beach a nice place to spend with the family in the summer,just love it.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Crane Beach is a beautiful beach! Avoid the beach however during greenhead season (clearly marked on their website and Twitter page). They go away after the full moon. Water is great and SO much beach to walk on. Dogs are allowed off season. Buy the season pass! It's well worth it. (Otherwise parking is $25 per car)

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Attempted to go on a Saturday for an event. The website gave no indication of expected parking difficulties, but upon arrival in the area, the police were directing traffic in a circle, with NO direction about where to park, and the closest you could get was 3.5 miles from the beach. A wasted trip. If you plan to go for... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Glad this is run by a non-profit organization. Can you imagine what it would be if it was run by a for profit organization? They should be ashamed. I think this is the highest beach parking cost in Cape Ann

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Crane Beach is a beautiful and popular beach. On a nice weekend, expect it to be very crowded but if you are willing to walk 10 minutes the crowds thin out quite a lot. [This may also put you out of range of the lifeguards] There are small channel fed pools for children to swim and splash in if they... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We are so lucky to have this amazing beach in town. Whether you want a traditional beach experience or want to walk through the dunes to get away from the world, Crane Beach has it all! Nice beach for young children as the surf is normally minimal and this beach has less undertow than some other beaches in this area.... More 

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