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Address: 42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Phone Number: 14014662231
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Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently...

Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. Only Ballard's has it all.

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Not a great beach per se, but a great harbor beach

This is not the place to relax and catch rays, but a place to enjoy the harbor. Across the street and up on the hills is one of the most concentrated assemblage of great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Richard C
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Waterford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is the place to be on Block Island. Nice beach, decent food, servers on the beach, decent drinks...live entertainment......Yeah, we like it here. Its pricey, but what on BI isn't? Highly recommended. We will be back.

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Hudson, New York
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Lots of people on the beach - loud music playing from the restaurant. Would be good for the younger crowd not the 50yrs + crowd

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Thank pamjayne58
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our beach. I agree that it can get a little loud from time to time with the live music from our Patio. We hope the next time you visit you... More 

Warren, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

great bar and live music beach access restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining or they will deliver on the beach they have showers and restrooms

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Thank j z
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great that you enjoy the music while you are here. We enjoy being able to bring food and drinks right to our Guests on the beach so that they can relax and enjoy their stay. We hope to see... More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Showed up and sat at the Bar for a Beer and a few Oysters. Bartender was surley, unfriendly, got us our beers and took our order. We had an hour before we had to be on the Ferry back. The Bartender after giving us our drinks never came back for 35 minutes. When we asked about our food he acted... More 

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. Even though no one likes to hear negative feedback, we do use all feedback we get as a learning tool. We are very sorry to hear that you did not receive the food that you ordered. We want each and every one of our Guests to feel welcome... More 

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1,035 reviews
439 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is not the place to relax and catch rays, but a place to enjoy the harbor. Across the street and up on the hills is one of the most concentrated assemblage of great Victorian hotels.

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to know that you enjoyed your day on the beach. We hope to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went to Ballard's for lunch and it was very good. I had a list of other places, but when we got off the ferry, we saw Ballard's and just went there. I was hoping for a discount for a chair if we ate there, but no such luck. Had fish & chips. Very good. Drinks were a bit expensive ($12)... More 

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Thank larlen
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are glad that you enjoyed the service right on the beach. We are sorry that you felt the server did not have any personality. I am glad you got to enjoy the rockers on the front porch after your meal.... More 

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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The beach is nice but its full of drunks and bottles and garbage. We sometimes go at night to see the surf after everyone has left!

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Thank Gregory M
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's Beach. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. We are sorry that you do not agree with our policy of not allowing people to bring their own alcohol to our beach. Also, we are sorry that you felt that the beach was not clean. We are constantly cleaning... More 

West Islip, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Ballard's is a must see for us each time we go to BI. We love getting comfortable in a chaise lounge, listening to the live music, swimming in the crystal clear waters and being served by the wait staff that walk around the beach. Always a fun time!

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's. We always appreciate hearing from our Guests. It is great to hear that people appreciate the chair rentals and the service on the beach. We hope to get to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

EAST HAMPTON, CT
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172 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We enjoyed at beautiful day at this gorgeous beach. The waves are not really for riding. Waves break too close to shore. But the water is crystal clear...wow!!!!

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BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's Beach. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the clear waters of our beach. We hope to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

Millington
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We spent a significant amount of time at this beach during our trip. Well worth your time. The views are beautiful and atmosphere is relaxing. A very special place.

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Thank MJR1024
BallardsInn, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's Beach. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and that you found it relaxing. We hope to see you again soon. Sharon C. Manager More 

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