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Crane Beach

  • 310 Argilla Rd. Map It
  • Ipswich
  • Beach–Sight

Published 07/14/2016

Fodor's Review

Crane Beach, one of New England's most beautiful beaches, is a sandy, 4-mile-long stretch backed by dunes and a nature trail. Public parking is available, but on a nice summer weekend it's usually full before lunch. There are lifeguards, a snack bar, and changing rooms. Check ahead before visiting mid-July to early August, when greenhead flies terrorize sunbathers. The Ipswich Essex Explorer bus runs between the Ipswich train station and Crane Beach weekends and holidays from June to September; the $5 pass includes round-trip bus fare and beach admission. Contact the Ipswich Visitor Information Center for information. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); toilets; showers. Best for: swimming; walking.

Sight Information


310 Argilla Rd., Ipswich, Massachusetts, 01938, USA

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Sight Details:

  • In summer, $20/car weekdays, $25/car weekends
  • Daily 8–sunset

Published 07/14/2016


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