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“One of the most beautiful beaches in New England”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Crane Beach

Crane Beach
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enjoy the Northeast's most spectacular beach and follow trails and boardwalks through a landscape of sand dunes and salt marsh.
Boston, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“One of the most beautiful beaches in New England”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Crane Beach is beautiful. The water is calm, but a little cold!! The beach is really long with beautiful sand, surrounded by dunes. There are lovely trails to hike through the dunes, if it is not a great beach day. The green head flies are a problem for a few weeks in late July and early August, but the rest of the year it is a wonderful destination.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Nancy M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great beach and then some..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

It's a lovely beach but pretty crowded in the summer. They charge a bomb ($25) for the parking, which was a huge turn off. There's plenty of beaches in the north shore, head elsewhere!

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank divaa7
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Boston, Massachusetts
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166 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful but....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Very scenic and well kept beach.... Those are the pros. The cons are the price to park the car and the green head flies that hurt when they bite.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Lillian M
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Bengaluru, India
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86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Serene and calm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

The beach is clean and calm. Lot of people on the weekend. A place for bird watchers during the migration season. There is a conversation program to preserve wildlife, specially plovers. Lot of different species of birds can be seen at this location and water sports prevail.

There is an island which is meant for wildlife preservation, I am not sure if public is allowed to go there. I tried to enquire, but did not get sufficient information.

Visited July 2014
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Thank rpradyumna
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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My Favorite MA Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

I've loved this beach since the first time I visited it. I love spending the day watching this wide expanse of beach grow and disappear with the tides.

Visited August 2014
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Thank LollieWeeks
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