Best of Boston

2001 Best Beach, North

Crane Beach

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 far, you’ll feel like you’re at the edge of the earth.

Argilla Road, Ipswich, 978-356-4351,