Best of Boston

BEST Beach, North

2004 BEST Beach, North

Crane Beach

Ipswich

Seven miles of white sand edged with rolling dunes make this our favorite spot to plop down a beach chair, catch some rays, and read a trashy romance novel—all thanks to a 1945 bequest from the estate of Chicago bazillionaire… read more »

2003 BEST Beach, North

Good Harbor

Gloucester

The only bad thing about Good Harbor is the small parking lot—which, if you’re lucky enough to snag a spot, isn’t such a bad thing. The lack of parking keeps the crowds down, meaning it’s actually possible to avoid having… read more »

2001 BEST Beach, North

Crane Beach

Ipswich

Four miles of white sand, more than 200 species of birds, and awesome striper fishing in the flats. And, if you have a boat, you can get to the backside, an unpopulated part of the beach that stretches on so… read more »