Association of Great Neck
Clark Beach

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Beach Rules & Regulations

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Pram/Kayak Policy & Registration
Management Plan - Clark Beach

Sustainability Plan -- Clark Pond
Clark Pond --
A History

(Courtesy of Stanley Wood)

Great Neck --
A History

(Courtesy of Doris Wilson)


Please Contribute To the Beach Access Road Repair The harsh winter storms severely damaged the beach access road that is being repaired before the season opens. Choose your contribution level and thank you for giving generously. You can use Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. You do not need a Paypal account.

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AGN celebrates Earth Day on April 22 to 24 with social distancing please help clean up Great Neck. Bags will be available. There is no gathering.


The AGN Annual Meeting at Clark Beach is Saturday, May 8 at 10am. We will award scholarships, share financial information and elect board members for the 2021-2022 year.

Bring a canned food item to donate to the Open Door Ipswich Community Food Pantry to people in need of food assistance.

Prior to the meeting (9:00 am) we will be putting the pram/kayak racks and boardwalk on Clark Beach.

Contact the Board with questions,


December 2020 Newsletter is HERE.

2020 End of Season Newsletter is HERE.

FINAL BEACH CLEAN UP DAY THANKS!: Thanks to all who helped at the final beach clean up day of the 2020 season. It's greatly apreciated by all members!

PRAM and KAYAK POLICY: The Deed of Conservation Restriction placed on the Clark Beach and Pond property in 1987 includes many restrictions on the use of the property. The first restriction is that no temporary or permanent structure is to be on or above the ground, marsh, tidal flats, or water. The sole exception and carve out of this restriction created by policy and with Ipswich Conservation Commission permission is the storage of prams and kayaks on racks. The AGN Pram and Kayak policy requires that all prams and kayaks on AGN property have a current 2020 AGN sticker and be stored on the racks provided. Prams and kayaks are not allowed to be stored in the marsh. All prams/kayaks improperly stored will be moved to the parking lot. While there is no written policy about the storage of sailboats this issue will be discussed in the fall. Pursuant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Act and the Ipswich Wetlands laws no other boats are allowed to be anchored, moored or stored on the property.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE RAFFLE PARTICIPANTS! The AGN Raffle drawing took place at 5:30 on Saturday August 15 with about 25 members in attendance. A special member, Doris Wilson, pulled the winning tickets of George Soffron and Peter Lucas. Congratulations George and Peter! After paying the winnings and expenses AGN raised over $3,000 towards Clark Beach maintenance expenses. Thanks again to all who participated!

AGN Reusable Grocery/Tote Bags Fundraiser. AGN is selling navy blue with white AGN logo grocery/tote bags ($10/bag) to support the conservation and preservation of Clark Beach. To purchase a bag, contact Lianne Halloran --

Stories from Ipswich, by Gordon Harris
The Keeping of Cattle on Jeffreys Neck

Great Neck, by Gordon Harris
A Photographic HIstory of Great Neck

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Last revised: October 10, 2020