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Address: New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.

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Beautiful place

We rented a pontoon boat and went all over Great Salt Pond. It was tons of fun being able to get so close to all the other boats and some sights!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented a pontoon boat and went all over Great Salt Pond. It was tons of fun being able to get so close to all the other boats and some sights!

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Durham, Connecticut
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Bring your camera. Wonderful place to take photos - peaceful and serene there's always a great shot to be had.

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Thank Voiceover
Medford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What an awesome day! We went kayaking with 4 adults and loved it! It's small enough to kayak the pond in an afternoon and really cool to weave through all the house boats docked. It was really fun!

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Thank Kaitlyn M
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm glad I went but didn't consult the tide charts. Go at low tide for a more extensive walk and/or wear water shoes and shorts to wade through the shallow waters.

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Thank mberger2015
medway
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful, many restaurants with good food and water views. Bike riding was the best way to get around. Kayaking, sailing, fishing

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Thank sally B
Yonkers, New York
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Wonderful place to see beautiful sailboats and have a dockside drink. We were there during yacht race week, so saw many incredible racing boats.

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Thank Elizabeth C
Billerica, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wanted to spend more time here but did not have the time this time so much to see and this is one place to come back for time and time again!

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Thank JohnK02474
Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Park at the coastguard station and walk down to the beach, cross the jetty and continue to Charleston Beach. This was a beautiful walk. We saw seals, great driftwood and lots of birds.

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Thank Matthew W
Connecticut
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135 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

October may not be the month to visit Great Salt Pond. It's terrific for photos, but that's about it.

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is an important feature of the island ecologically, but after you walk out on the boardwalk, you've kind of seen it all. It was a brief stop on a bike tour.

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Thank Beth S

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