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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: Beaches, Biking Trails, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Description: Secluded beach on Block Island.
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English first
New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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Hartford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Soft sand, clear water, great swimming. At the end of a 1/2 mile dirt road, you are better off biking as car parking can be insane. No mopeds allowed on this road. Bring a lunch and stay all day (but please take your garbage with you!)

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love it!! The beach is long, the water clean, the waves perfect! There should be garbage cans somewhere, though, just like at Mohegan Bluffs, because even though everyone is there to enjoy the outdoors, some people just defile it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I think this is the best beach on the island but be aware there are no facilities here or life guards. There is parking but on a nice day it can be packed.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Best beach on Block Island no doubt very clean water very clear amazing place to hang out with friends, bring a volleyball. ...!.!!!!!

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Coppell, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This beach was unusual for us because of the beautiful small rocks that had been smoothed by the ocean. I found different colors of granite and quartz. It was hard to resist collecting one of each color. The beach is very beautiful here too.

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