Favorite Beach Locations

& Accommodations

Hey! That rhymed!




I've had a surge of people inquire (about my beach mini sessions) from out of state, so I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite beach locations and some nearby hotel accommodations (just in case you're thinking of making a trip out of this experience)!


In terms of what booking website to use, I personally love Hotels. A close second is Hotels Tonight. Both of these options include a Book Now, Pay Later, which is genius!

CRANE BEACH


Crane Beach is a private beach, only open to members. This beach has pristine sands and clear waters (I've heard). I haven't actually been here yet but I've heard nothing but amazing things about this beach!

$15 FEE + $15 PARKING

Ipswich, MA

DUXBURY BEACH


This beach has a beautiful dock on one side (this side is SUPER rocky; water shoes are a must) and a cleanish beach on the other side with sizeable waves.

duxbury, ma

HALF MOON BEACH


This is literally my most photographed beach of 2021. I love shooting here so much that I will happily discount your session - not only will you get bright and airy photos but the rocks and greenery create such a dreamy background.

GLOUCESTER, MA

HAMPTON BEACH


I still have yet to even go to Hampton Beach, let alone photograph here! However, a photographer friend of mine shoots here weekly and his photos are stunning, so I know what this beach is capable of. Plus, the boardwalk is incredible here.

$50 TRAVEL FEE

HAMPTON, NH

LONGNOOK BEACH


Nestled in Cape Cod, this beach has SO much to offer! To start, the sand dunes provide plenty of shade; the sunsets are magical and it also doubles as a nude beach!

$150 TRAVEL FEE

TRURO, MA

NAHANT BEACH


Nahant is one of my most-shot locations outside of Gloucester, MA (which is no longer accessible to non-residents during the summer).

Nahant is clean and parking is usually free after 7PM.

NAHANT, MA

SALISBURY BEACH


Salisbury's waves are unlike any other beach I've experienced! The only downfall to this beach is there are bugs galore - yuck!

SALISBURY, MA

Below are accommodations to/from each beach (sorted by near to far).

These prices were researched on 4/26/22, and are subject to change without notice.




Accommodations near Crane Beach


The Inn at Castle Hill (4.3/5)

At $450/night, with a 2-night minimum, this is one of the most expensive hotels. However, this inn requires zero planning because it is just steps to the beach that we would be shooting at.


Brair Barn Inn (4.6/5)

$363/night; 2-night minimum

~20 minute drive to beach from hotel


Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel (4.5/5)

$209/night

~13 minute drive to beach from hotel


Motel 6 Danvers (3.1/5)

$76/night

~30 minute drive to beach from hotel




ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR DUXBURY BEACH


Baymont by Wyndham (4/5)

$112/night

~20 minute drive to beach from hotel


Best Western Plus (4.6/5)

$240/night

~25 minute drive to beach from hotel


Fairfield Inn & Suites (4.4/5)

$236/night

~25 minute drive to beach from hotel


On Cranberry Pond Bed & Breakfast (4.8/5)

$195/night

~35 minute drive to beach from hotel




ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR HALF MOON BEACH


Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks (4.4/5)

$434/night

~10 minute drive to beach from hotel


Beech Tree Bed & Breakfast (4.9/5)

$189/night

~13 minute drive to beach from hotel


The Cove At Rockport (4.8/5)

$479/night

~15 minute drive to beach from hotel


Emerson Inn (4.6/5)

$289/night

~20 minute drive to beach from hotel




ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR HAMPTON BEACH


D.W.'s Oceanside Inn (4.6/5)

$260/night

~5 minute drive to beach from hotel


Main Sail Motel & Cottages (4.7/5)

$299/night

~5 minute drive to beach from hotel


The Victoria Inn Bed and Breakfast (4.4/5)

$219/night

~10 minute drive to beach from hotel


Lamie's Inn and The Old Salt Tavern (4.5/5)

$327/night

~10 minute drive to beach from hotel




ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR LONGNOOK BEACH


Midway Motel & Cottages (4.8/5)

$206/night

~19 minute drive to beach from hotel


Horizons Beach Resort (4.6/5)

$189/night

~10 minute drive to beach from hotel


Viking Shores Motor Inn (4.4/5)

$178/night

~20 minute drive to beach from hotel


Crowne Pointe Hotel & Spa (4.5/5)

$449/night

~20 minute drive to beach from hotel




Accommodations near Nahant Beach


Harbor Light Inn (4.7/5)

 $399/night

~15 minute drive to beach from hotel


Comfort Inn & Suites (4.3/5)

 $212/night

~15 minute drive to beach from hotel


Avid Hotel (4/5)

 $199/night

~15 minute drive to beach from hotel


The Winthrop Arms Hotel (4.4/5)

 $192/night

~20 minute drive to beach from hotel




ACCOMMODATIONS NEAR SALISBURY BEACH



The Inn at Ring's Island (4.5/5)

$285/night

~10 minute drive to beach from hotel


Clark Currier Inn (4.7/5)

$250/night

~10 minute drive to beach from hotel


Compass Rose Inn (4.7/5)

$349/night

~12 minute drive to beach from hotel


Fairfield Inn by Marriott Amesbury (4.1/5)

$264/night

~13 minute drive to beach from hotel

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