OK time to start hiking again!!
Dunes and beach walk at Crane's beach - about 2 hours. This involves some hilly walking and walking on sand so a reasonable level of fitness is required. TTOR property and there is a parking charge for nonmembers ($8): carpooling is recommended.
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NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Enjoy the Northeast’s most spectacular beach and follow trails and boardwalks through a landscape of sand dunes and salt marsh.
What makes Crane Beach a special place?At Crane Beach, you’ll enjoy one of the finest beaches and outdoor recreation destinations on the East Coast. With its clean, inviting water, miles of shoreline, and mesmerizing views, Crane Beach has been a favorite with the ocean-loving public for generations. Whether you intend to take a refreshing plunge, play in the sand, or just soak up the sun, this unparalleled seaside experience is sure to provide lots of fun – and great memories, too.
There’s more to see here than sun and sand. Crane Beach is managed for both recreation and conservation – people and ecology – through careful planning. More than five miles of trails wind through coastal dunes here, which shield inland areas from storm waves and flooding. And, Castle Neck is the site of the North Shore’s largest pitch pine forest.
Crane Beach is also among the world’s most important nesting sites for piping plovers, a threatened bird that was nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century for its eggs and feathers. Crane Beach has been nationally recognized for its successful shorebird protection program. To protect these threatened shorebirds, we ask that you avoid the fenced nesting areas and the wrack, the line of washed-up organic debris where the birds feed and hide.
NOTE: I limit numbers deliberately because of the ecological sensitivity of this area. Please be kind and RSVP only if you are coming.
CARPOOL INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN EMAILED!