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Crane Beach

Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
+1 978-356-4354
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Late morning stroll with family

It was our first time to Crane Beach, as we are visiting from England, and it was beautiful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pascale T
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Beautiful beach with ample parking.

We were first time visitors to Crane beach on a beautiful weekday during the last week in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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“north shore” (38 reviews)
“low tide” (29 reviews)
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Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
+1 978-356-4354
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 602phyllisk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank yogaroom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many beautiful beaches in the world and Crane Beach ranks with the best of them. A long beach - perfect for walking or just chilling, very soft sand, clean water, room to spread-out, new and well kept changing/rest rooms. There is a snack...More

Thank lahLondon2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crane Beach (named after the Crane plumbing empire... think of Crane toilets) is an absolutely gorgeous beach. There is a shower area and some concessions. The view and experience is worth every bit of the $20-$40 entry charge.

Thank John M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go if you want to feel like your on a private tropical island. Crystal clear water and all sandy beach. Clean and quiet. Long beautiful beach to walk on. Nice scenery. Large enough beach so there is plenty of distance...More

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Beautiful sand, water and views!! Nice beach for a long walk. Clean bathroom facilities. Off season parking is $10.

1  Thank Patty847
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Been going to Cranes Beach since childhood and it will always be a favorite!! It's a beautiful beach to the walk at the end of the day.

Thank Judessu
Reviewed 11 September 2017

About as perfect as a beach can be...splendid views back to Cape Ann and north to Plum Island, a long, long sweep of sand, bath house, snack bar....just find a spot, sit, and relax.

1  Thank MWitz
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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
15 August 2017|
Response from betsyk757 |
The beach closes at sunset, so you won't be able to star gaze except outside the gate.
14 August 2017|
Response from betsyk757 |
You can swim, but it is a long walk out to deeper water.