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Beautiful. Unspoiled. Gorgeous. Bring your coolers with food for your family for the day. (Alcohol is strictly prohibited). Enjoy the calm waters and the exquisitely preserved dunes, marsh, and natural beauty of the birds, butterflies, and various nesting areas.
Like someone mentioned their post above,...More
The best thing you can say about Crane Beach is that someone had the sense to protect it from the greed of the elitist enclave-builders who have snatched up most of the coastline and walled out the public with their ugly ego-palaces. This is a...More
We love Crane so much in previous years we've bought the membership. It's hardly ever crowded because the cost of parkign people then to steer away which benefits those of us who seek a quite excellent spot.
For kids thsi is the best beach I've...More
Crane beach is a typical lovely New England beach - white sand, lovely (and protected) dunes with bird life, butterflies, foliage, clear water and clean facilities manned by a polite and helpful staff.
Parking payments are tiered by membership and day of the week. They...More
We had a $135/year beach membership with parking that expired end of July 2018. When we arrived to the beach at 10:00 a.m. on July 4th, instead of being welcomed, we were snidely turned away by police who said they were only letting Ubers and...More
Beaches are my thing. I grew up at one. Love them. But not all are created alike. Crane Beach has soft clean sand, beautiful dunes, fantastic snack/lunch offerings, clean cabanas and restrooms. Just a perfect experience.
There is quite a bit of walking from the...More
Parking is $25; $15 if you are a Trustee member. Facilities are sssoooooo well maintained, clean, easy access, plenty of them. Food there is decent, as well as gift shop. Green heads are there: do NOT attempt to visit this beach with our plenty of...More
I spent a week in Ipswich thinking I could do some shopping and have long walks on the beach. This is NOT the place for that. There is only ONE BEACH with ONE ACCESS POINT that is $25 to enter on weekdays. Whether you are...More
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We were there today. The greenhead monsters were not. However, there were other lovely biting things trolling for bites. Bug spray, non deet, worked well. But it was a frenzy as we attempted our stay. The bumblebees were... More
We were there today. The greenhead monsters were not. However, there were other lovely biting things trolling for bites. Bug spray, non deet, worked well. But it was a frenzy as we attempted our stay. The bumblebees were out, the seagulls were visiting as in beak-in-your- bag sort of visit, and the lady bugs were in their glory. They were everywhere. They don't sting obviously, but when a nice beach slumber takes over for 10 mins after a long week, the lady bugs tickle you as they walk all over you.
No greenhead. Bring your lemon/ eucalyptus spray. It works wonders.