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Crane Beach

Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
+1 978-356-4354
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Beautiful Clean Beach

Parking is a little expensive, but I had a friend who's parents have a trustee membership and we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy Z
Worth the commute!

A beautiful beach worth making the trip to see! Started our visit exploring the trail then headed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline L
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
+1 978-356-4354
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Parking is a little expensive, but I had a friend who's parents have a trustee membership and we got in for free. Beach was super worth the drive. Very clean, very nice, and very friendly beach with long pretty stretches to walk.

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful beach worth making the trip to see! Started our visit exploring the trail then headed to the shore for some relaxation and eats! White sand, clear water, a great place to walk the shore...afterwards the bath houses are great for a quick wash...More

1  Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to find a nicer beach near Boston, although it's a little difficult to get to, and the parking is limited, and it costs 30 dollars if you are not a member. All that is worth it though, because the beach is beautiful, and clean,...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crane Beach is a beautiful beach on the North Shore. The parking fee is a little pricey, but it worth it. The sand is white, the beach is scenic, the bathrooms/changing areas are nice and clean.

2  Thank NYY_FanIn_BOS_Nation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this beach on the 4th of July for a nice relaxing beach day. It cost $30 to park, but if you sign up for a membership and buy a parking pass for the year it cost $122. If you plan on heading...More

2  Thank lindsayjae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never been to a beach in Massachusetts before, but we have been missing out! This beach was clean, welcoming, and perfectly located. Additionally, the boathouses were nice and well kept. Even the setting was perfect, with extremely long beaches to walk in either...More

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up going to this and Wingaersheek Beach and other local North Shore beaches on repeat. They are within a short drive from where I went spent my childhood. Rather than schlepping the long haul to the Cape, fighting traffic, and staying overnight or...More

1  Thank lizzietishlizard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the beach on a overcast day so not your typical beach day but we still enjoyed our visit. The beach is so big with nice white sand. You could walk for hours. Nice snack bar and bathrooms. And some very nice trails in...More

1  Thank loves2plan_vacations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people who visit Crane Beach go to the southern part. But there is a great beach to the north of the mansion. Looks out over Plum Island and Little Neck. Not as peopled and a nice alternative if you have visited Crane's before.

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Crane Beach on a whim, and had a lovely surprise!! After turning the mansion on Crane Hill -(soooo fun and very cleve)- we decided to check out the beach at the bottom of the hill.It was a gorgeous day and...why not?? We...More

Thank Gena W
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Melissa T
19 July 2017|
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Response from Bruce M | Reviewed this property |
We were there 10 days ago, and there were no flies that we experienced. But 10 days is a long time.
Elizabeth C
13 July 2017|
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Response from annacat | Reviewed this property |
Very calm beach. Hardly any waves to speed of. Safe swimming with lifeguards. You can walk into the sea quite a way before it gets passed your knees
Benjamin P
28 April 2017|
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Response from gjrmufc | Reviewed this property |
It is $30 to park at Crane Beach for the day. You can park away from the beach, however they charge for walk in access also. There are walking trails through Crane Estates that are very scenic and the walking on the beach... More