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Crowninshield Island

Dolliber Cove, Marblehead, MA 01945
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Brown's Island, classic

To get to Brown's most people wade/walk over during the lowest tide. If you don't want to wait you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Riley B
Also known as Brown's Island

You can walk or wade there at low tide. Most people use a boat or kayak. It's busy and kind of a... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
West Palm Beach, Florida
via mobile
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This intimate outcropping features a short loop trail and is ideal for families, who can reach the island by boat or, at low tide, on foot across the shallows.
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“an adventure” (2 reviews)
“low tide” (9 reviews)
“canoe” (2 reviews)
Dolliber Cove, Marblehead, MA 01945

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to Brown's most people wade/walk over during the lowest tide. If you don't want to wait you get take a boat, kayak, canoe, paddle-board, etc. There are paths to walk on and a swing set. Up top there are many places to safely...More

Thank Riley B
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

You can walk or wade there at low tide. Most people use a boat or kayak. It's busy and kind of a place to party on the weekends.

Thank Grizlette
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

It's an adventure to slog across the mudflats to get to this island.... Pleasant, calm beach is good for a picnic, but beware of random poison ivy patches if you wander around the "highlands".

Thank TheWhiteRoad
Reviewed 10 May 2017

What a gem! Visited a little before low-tide and instead of waiting for the tide to fully go out we kayaked to the island. We had the place to ourselves and hiked the 3/4 mile of trail around the island. Some very nice ocean views...More

Thank dave d
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My brother and I walked to the Old Burial Hill and then to crowninshield island it's small but very nice Make sure to go at low tide so you can walk over to the island and explore, just keep a close eye on the tide...More

1  Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The island is so much fun for going on an adventure. You can spend all day there walking around, looking for creatures or shells. Don't worry, the island is still accessible when the tide is in, you can kayak or canoe out to the island....More

Thank Sabrina L
Reviewed 11 December 2015

At low tide you can walk to the island. At high tide you can arrive by boat. Very busy on weekends usually.

1  Thank DocCapeCoral_Florida
Reviewed 25 March 2015

A great spot for couples or family, I have gone there even in nasty weather and had it all to my self. YES you had better know your tide times!!!!! You can only go out at low tide and tides come in fast and the...More

Thank HopeM1
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I think walking across the flats at low tide to access this island is a Marblehead "must do" for reasonably fit families. You can climb to the rocks and enjoy a view past Salem Harbor to the islands further off and see all the sailboats...More

1  Thank MarbleheadCooper
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is a breathtaking island that can be accessed during low tide during the summer months. It is a great sit back and sun and splash in the water destination. It gives you a little time to explore the rocky coast and more.

1  Thank traveler19562015
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