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Address: 7 Corn Neck Rd., Block Island, RI, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 4014667717
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Description: Crescent beach on Block Island

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Love this place!

Went here every beach day of our trip! Plenty of waves for the kids to boogie board, lifeguards, concessions, bathroom, showers and free parking!!!! What else do you need???

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Morrisville, Vermont
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Morrisville, Vermont
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went here every beach day of our trip! Plenty of waves for the kids to boogie board, lifeguards, concessions, bathroom, showers and free parking!!!! What else do you need???

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Providence, Rhode Island
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I found it hard to believe this was the only beach that had lifeguards. Last year, I went to Champlin's with NO lifeguards, and that's dangerous!

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new york
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This beach is great for families for the day. It has changing rooms, bathrooms, showers, umbrella and chair rentals and food!!

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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is the main Beach, in a large crescent shape, that is on the East side of the island, in a large crescent shape. Fred Benson and Scotch beach are both part of this large crescent. You can start at either pint and walk for hours heading North, and then back. It is a sandy beach easy to wade out... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This crescent-shaped beach on the eastern shore of Block Island is by far the best and safest swimming beach on the island for families but here are tips for first-time day trippers, hotel guests and renters. Don't swim behind the Surf Hotel, which is where the beach begins. It is very rocky there, narrow and filled with seaweed. If you... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

beautiful, stretching about 2 miles from town to and past Mansion Beach. Some parts can get very crowded, depending on time of day and weather. At low tide a great walk/run. Can walk to town and then sit at an outdoor bar (National, Surf) drink a brew, watch life go by and the ferries arrive and depart.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Seaweed gathers close to the Inn and harbor area but is cleaner the further up the beach you go. Sand is very fine.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are so many beautiful beaches on the island. Been going to Block Island for over 30 years now. Crescent Beach is the whole stretch of beach that originates by The Surf Hotel in town, and ends after Mansion Beach, a few miles up north. There are different names given to each section of beach. Town Beach has recently been... More 

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Portsmouth RI
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Miles and miles of soft black sand and clear water. Nice to have a snack shack bathroom and showers. A wonderful way to spend a summer day.

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Mystic, CT
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is not only a great swimming beach with clear, clean water but it is also a fantastic walking beach. To top it all off the views of town and the cliffs are phenomenal! 5 stars!

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Address: 7 Corn Neck Rd., Block Island, RI, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 4014667717
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island

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