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Crane Beach

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Address: Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone Number: 978-356-4354
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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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One of the most beautiful beaches!

Beautiful beach with dunes. If not a resident, parking is expensive. Weekdays $25 Weekends $30 There is a bath house and bathroom and f

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach with dunes. If not a resident, parking is expensive. Weekdays $25 Weekends $30 There is a bath house and bathroom and f

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there on a hot day during weekend. There was a note by the entrance about green head flies, but we thought it would be OK. We were wrong. These flies would not let you stay even in water, bug spray does not work. Do not go if there are signs.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the only thing: green heads in season and they hurt! Once we put on bug repellant, we got to enjoy the absolutely beautiful place it is! White sand, clear water, light breeze. We got there very early, by the time we left (About 2) was packed, but the beach is so big, everyone gets to enjoy some of... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I read the reviews about Crane Beach and after visiting The Crane Estate it was time to hit the beach. And what a beach it is. The non member parking fee is $30 on weekends with $10 discount if you toured the estate. Pristine changing rooms/bathrooms and a place to shower off the sandy toes. There is also a snack... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Beach. Attended a wedding on Crane Beach and hope to return and take advantage of time on the beach.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best beach north of Boston in Ma. Clean beach, clean water. Bathrooms, changing rooms, and concessions. 4+ miles of beach at your disposal. If you don't mind walking, you can always find a spot to have to yourself. 2 thumbs up! I

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You simply cannot beat this beach regardless of the time of year, time of day or reason that you're there. I love it in the snow and the sun - it is beautiful!

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Cary, Nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a perfect July beach day. Arrived around 9:30 on a weekday. The parking lot was half full. Weekday parking is $25. Only about an hour from Boston. Really nice bathhouse with composting toilets. Looked brand new. There is a snack bar, but we didn't use it because we brought a lunch. Lines never seemed to be too long... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful beach. Peaceful ambient, huge beach, crystal clear water, and so much more. I never wanted to leave!!!

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 3:00 Sunday afternoon of the Independence Day holiday weekend and only had 5 cars in front of us at the ticket booth and no problem finding parking (drive over to the far side and then along by the dunes to escape the traffic). We were there just before low tide so although there were lots of people there... More 

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