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Crescent Beach

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Block Island
Type: Biking Trails, Beaches
Description: Crescent beach on Block Island
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New Haven, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a nice beach with a lot of parking and facilities. There are life guards on duty and a canteen to buy lunch.

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Mount Sinai, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Since I don't see "Town Beach" or "Benson's Beach" listed, I am assuming that that "Crescent Beach" is another name for the Town Beach, which is located along the crescent beach. Beautiful, clean beach with a pavilion where you can take a shower, buy a meal or utilize vending machines, rent umbrellas and other beach paraphernalia and be protected by... More

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Mid-Hudson Valley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A reasonable walk from the New Harbor; a short walk from old Harbor. Along with some rocky sections, there were pleasant sandy sections offering some nice little shore break for body surfing. Definately will enjoy the view and swim again.

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NYC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It seems as though all of Block Island's shoreline is out of a dream - from the Mohegan Bluffs to Crescent Beach. But we particularly enjoyed the beach - it's serene, crystal clear water, and fairly quiet (though we were there before high season really begins, early June). Shell and rock collectors - many treasures to be found. A must... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beach is in town...short walk from ferry. Has bath house and change area in approx. middle of beach. End by Surf Hotel has shallow water... and is great for little kids.

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South Salem, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I highly recommend this beach for a more quiet day. Mid-week the beach is uncrowned and has tons of natural beauty. Depending upon where you sit; there aren't bathrooms/showers etc. Great for photography and walks too.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Crescent beach is a long stretch of beach, almost three miles long, that starts near the town and runs north all the way to Clayhead bluffs. The beach is called by different names at different points, and everyone has their favorite. Our favorite is Innesvale beach. Closest to town is Surf beach. Surf beach has the smallest waves and a... More

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Rhode Island
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Crescent beach is a three mile stretch of beach on the East side of Block Island. While it is all one beach, each segment of the beach has a different name. When you enter the beach closest to town you are on Surf Beach (named for the Surf Hotel which sits above it). As you walk North you will pass... More

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Plainview, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The views of the bluffs are nice, but the beach is very rocky. The water was very cold, and there are no amenities nearby. Be prepared to walk, bike, or drive on a dirt road to access the beach. Litter was also prevalent and the area almost completely isolated.

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Middletown, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

take the time to walk the beach - it is very clean and we met the most wonderful people. People are so friendly on "The Block"

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