Kayak Essex River to Crane Beach

Paddle around the islands at the mouth of the Essex River, Essex, MA to gorgeous Crane Beach. The far end of this famous beach is only accessible by boat and features a protected bay on one side and ocean waves for swimming on the other side of the narrow peninsula.

This uncrowded beach stretches for miles!

Bring your lunch and water games for a relaxing day on the beach coupled with an interesting paddle.

Apres paddle libations at a local restaurant in Essex. (To be announced).

NOTE: There's no parking at the launch. Once you unload your boat, you'll drive back on the road, to an area where parking is permitted.

Please arrive early, park, and unload so we can launch on time.  High tide is at 11:45 !

We are crossposting this Meetup event with the Seacoast Ski Club who enjoyed this paddle last summer. 

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  • Penny

    Great paddle! Beautiful islands.

    1 · August 25

  • Anne

    My physical therapist tells me I need to take a break from paddling. Hoping to meet you all on another excursion. Sorry to miss this but have fun.

    August 22

  • Anne

    Hey guys... I'm wondering how far we'll be kayaking and if you can you give me an idea of how strenuous it might be (e.g. tough going against the tide, fast paced)? Unfortunately, I've injured my shoulder in the gym and it's just not healing well. I really want to join you so I'm trying to gage the stamina/strength needed. Is this a casual paddle or are we needing to make time? Thanks for the feedback.

    August 21

  • Kate

    sorry, need to cancel, sorry to miss the fun.

    August 21

  • Steve S.

    I have two kayaks if needed to borrow!

    August 20

    • Kate

      Are you kayaking? Can you bring an extra one to the river? I don't have a roof rack and don't think it will fit in my car. cell is[masked]

      August 21

  • Kate

    Anyone know someone with an extra kayak on North shore I could use?

    August 19

  • Sue N.

    Sadly, we have to cancel - I have to work. Very disappointed.

    August 18

  • Rosali

    I just started kayaking this Summer. LOVE it! Looking forward to meeting you all!

    August 11

  • sheila m.

    Bummer have to work. Have fun.

    June 15, 2014

  • Penny

    Sounds like fun!

    May 21, 2014

    • Rafe

      so sign up ! We are running this together with Seacoast Ski Club so a great chance to meet some new kayak friends and ... prospects :-))

      May 21, 2014

  • LisaM

    Wish I could join you, know it's be a blast! :)

    May 2, 2014

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