Here, we have the North Shore and Cape Cod at odds over which has the better beaches. To assess just how committed the fan bases are, we picked two beaches from each side and gathered the points of view. For the North Shore, we chose Crane Beach and Singing Beach. On the Cape, Hardings Beach and Nauset Beach. Read the full story from the Globe's Sam Allis
, and take a look at scenes from the four beaches.
Pictured, friends Alyson Cavalere and Kelli Fletcher, both of Cambridge, spend some time at Crane Beach in Ipswich on the North Shore.
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