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Crane Beach

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Dune walk

I love coming here in the summer but decided to check out the dune walk this January. There are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hiking the Dunes in Winter

Have been going to Cranes Beach and hiking the dunes and Castle Hill for decades. It's a unique... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2020
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Swampscott, MA
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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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I love coming here in the summer but decided to check out the dune walk this January. There are multiple loops so you can make it as long or as short as you please. The trails are well marked and it is very peaceful
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Have been going to Cranes Beach and hiking the dunes and Castle Hill for decades. It's a unique place. The trail system has been formalized since I first went, so you have an easy to follow marked path now. My main complaint is that the Trustees of Reservations charge
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A long stretch of sand dunes, largely protected from human invasion, is crossed by way of a few wooden structure that rise above the dunes themselves. This gives access to the shoreline, sea and beach area. It wasn't that busy when we were there, but judging by the size of the
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We visited the beach in the afternoon after seeing the Crane Mansion. Admission price of the beach is included with the Mansion visit. Long stretch of lovely white sand. It wasn't crowded since post labor day and an overcast day. You can walk for miles. Clean restroom and
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Crane is a wonderful place. The clean water, nice sand and aesthetic appeal of the grasses surrounding it, make this one of the best beaches in MA. My best beach, however, is Wingaersheek, just a town east.
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