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Mansion Beach

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Biking Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: Secluded beach on Block Island.
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Biking Trails, Outdoors
Owner description: Secluded beach on Block Island.
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English first
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The beach has soft sand and a beautiful view. There are great waves and you can find shells, colorful rocks, and driftwood.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had many great beach days during out stay on Block Island. My son loved hunting for crabs and my daughter lover the huge waves. The weather was perfect in late August. Not too hot with amazing breeze. This was our first trip to RI and we will be back.

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Long Island, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I first visited Mansion Beach in June 2014 and again in September. We absolutely love this beach. It's about a 15-20 minute bike ride from Water Street and well worth the trip. The water and beach are so clean and it doesn't seem to get as crowded as Scotch Beach. In the summer when you walk down... More 

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We biked here, and it was well worth the workout. Very quiet, not crowed gorgeous beach. Water and beach were so clean. We enjoyed a few hours soaking in the Rhode Island Sun. Def a must see on your visit.

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Troy, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Beautiful quiet beach, out of the mainstream for beach goers on Block Island. There is nothing not to like. Just remember there are no facilities there.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a very pretty beach, a bit off the beaten path (read here:town beach) it's kind of a haul to egg from the parking area to the beach itself if you have gear. Once you arrive the beach is wide, clean and filled with swarms of small children building cairns of beach rocks. Worth the schlep? ,aye of your kids... More 

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New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a great beach for kids - a little crowded but very pretty. We found the next beach up off of Cable way to be less crowded.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Soft sand, clean and clear water. Less crowded than other beaches. No amenities. Trash in and trash out. Well worth it. My favorite.

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Tully, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What an amazing beach! When I asked at the Inn we were staying in what the "can't miss" beach was since we only had one afternoon to go, the three people I asked said Mansion Beach. So off we went. The only drawback for my husband and me was that the beach road did not allow mopeds, so we parked... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Mansion Beach is the northernmost section of the beach that begins near the Surf Hotel in Old Harbor called Crescent Beach. There is a dirt parking area down a dirt road (Mansion Road) that is not friendly to cars. There are no facilities. Some of the people staying in the area think of it as their private beach, not withstanding... More 

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