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Crane Beach

Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
+1 978-356-4354
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Great beach for strolling!

We got really lucky: a 50 degree sunny day in late-January. It was $10 to park, but there were... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Ron T
,
Medfield, Massachusetts
via mobile
Ideal place to roam off season.

Beach is beautiful anytime of year! A great place to walk and think. dunes are beautiful. An... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Jake_MA_11
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (69 reviews)
“north shore” (38 reviews)
“low tide” (30 reviews)
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Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
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"soft sand"
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"gentle waves"
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"clear water"
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"concession stand"
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"parking pass"
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We got really lucky: a 50 degree sunny day in late-January. It was $10 to park, but there were restrooms open and beach patrols. Spacious parking lot but go slow, plenty of potholes. Miles-long beautiful beach. Been to lots of beaches in New England. This...More

4  Thank Ron T
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Beach is beautiful anytime of year! A great place to walk and think. dunes are beautiful. An Ideal place to spend the Afternoon

2  Thank Jake_MA_11
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We came from Maui to the area for a medical summit, Crane Beach was about a 20 minute drive from our hotel in Peabody. The beach and surrounding area was beautiful, it looked like there are hiking trails. I walked across the wide expanse of...More

1  Thank bdofa1
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This beach is most beautiful. The sand is great for long & interesting walks. We found interesting shells & sand dollars & there’s always the old ship wreak. While I like waves I still like the water here & by New England standards it’s relatively...More

Thank Bea M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 4 pm and there is still a fee at the gate ($5). I guess we were charged that due to it being late. It is $10 for non members of thetrust.org and $5 for members for the day off season. The beach...More

Thank kbelle71
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Yes, it is one of the best and popular beaches in the state and the estate is gorgeous too but I want to add that the trails on this property are a gem too - well-marked, well maintained and beautiful. The scenery keeps changing from...More

2  Thank sam t
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

It was our first time to Crane Beach, as we are visiting from England, and it was beautiful. Fantastic weather and a lovely walk with plenty of photo opportunities. Would love to come back and spend more time at this beach.

Thank Pascale T
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were first time visitors to Crane beach on a beautiful weekday during the last week in September. It was a bit windy, not sure if this is a regular occurrence but if it is, it would be welcome on a hot summer day. The...More

Thank Dracut-Phantom_K
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing Atlantic Beach. Vast vistas, gentle waves, family friendly. This beach is so welcoming- we try to visit on every summer trip to Mass. Beach amenities include snack bar, store, showers, changing areas & bathrooms. Easy walk through tall grasses to the sand.

Thank Elaine G
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We arrived at the tail end of hurricane Jose and got to see some good wave action and blustery winds. We visited off high season, which is our preference and so there were no crowds or sweltering heat. Still, it looks like a nice place...More

1  Thank yogaroom
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rarad29
11 February 2018|
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Response from LoriCt | Reviewed this property |
HI.. you don't pay extra for a handicapped spot. I will tell you as I was having some back problems, that the beach is very wide and it's a LONG walk to the water. However, a nice gentleman will put you in his golf cart and... More
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Hansonfamily1
29 October 2017|
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Response from LoriCt | Reviewed this property |
off season
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Michele N
13 September 2017|
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Response from catz86 | Reviewed this property |
A profoundly glorious site horses & dogs jubilant in the ocean. Off season however with climate change there are more & more unseasonably warm temperatures making "beach day" weather at much more affordable prices. However... More
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