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Crane Beach, Ipswich

4.6
#1 of 16 in Things to do in Ipswich
Enjoy 6 km (4 mi) of sandy beach, with dunes, clear water, and a maritime pitch pine forest at Crane Beach. Play in the water, sunbathe, or walk the 9 km (5.5 mi) of trails and boardwalks through sand dunes, forest, and salt marsh. A bar, restrooms, showers, and changing facilities are open during peak seasons, and restrooms are available year-round. To visit Crane Beach on your trip to Ipswich, use our Ipswich online sightseeing planner.
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  • I love coming here in the summer but decided to check out the dune walk this January. There are multiple loops so you can make it as long or as short as you please. The trails are well marked and it.....  more »
  • Have been going to Cranes Beach and hiking the dunes and Castle Hill for decades. It's a unique place. The trail system has been formalized since I first went, so you have an easy to follow marked...  more »
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  • Beautiful, underdeveloped beach in protected nature reserve. Worth the high admission fees in and out of season.
  • This is a nice rocky New England beach! Fun day outing for the kids when we visited family there.

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