Steep Hill Beach

42.692412, -70.789551
www.thetrustees.org
Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01915
(781) 784-0567
Essex County

Steep Hill Beach is located off Argilla Road in Ispwich, Massachusetts. Part of the Crane Estate and connected to popular Crane Beach, Steep Hill Beach is ideal for weddings, family, or company outings. Castle Hill (part of the Crane Estate) provides trails that offer different entrance points to the beach which are extremely secluded. The white sand of the beach is speckled with seaweed, shells, rocks, and an occasional boulder peaking out of the sand.  Beach space is limited during high-tide, but the low-tide offers plenty of space to roam. Steep Hill Beach is a beautiful location to escape from the crowds and get a sample of a secluded island in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

icon clock

Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to sunset

icon clock

Parking

See the attached link for current parking rates.
http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/crane-beach-admission-prices.html  
If interested in purchasing parking permits, see the link below.
https://secure3.convio.net/ttor/site/SPageServer?pagename=API_cranebeach

icon clock

Life Guard Schedule

N/A

icon clock

Campfires

Not allowed

icon clock

Food

Steep Hill Beach is a carry in/carry out location with food vendors within 5-10 minutes driving.

icon clock

Lodging

The Castle Inn on the Crane Estate is within walking distance; for more information, call (978) 412-2555 or email theinn@thetrustees.org. Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

icon clock

Pets

Dogs and horses are not allowed on the beach from April 1st through September 30th. Dogs must be leashed at all other times..

icon clock

Picnic Area

A picnic area for functions located near the lawn area

icon playground

Playground

N/A

icon clock

Public Transportation

The Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) is another transportation option for Crane Beach. http://www.canntran.com/purpleLineCrane.cfm

icon clock

Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are located near the parking lot.

icon clock

Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Steep Hill Beach allows kayaking and other water activities.

icon water quailty

Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Steep Hill Beach Water Quality

icon clock

Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/gloucester-harbor/weather
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

icon comment

Beach Reviews

You may leave a review about this beach.

You must have a membership. Please login or create an account.


Go to top