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Great Salt Pond

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Type: Marinas
Description: Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.
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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great Salt Pond Is one of the more well known and popular harbors in the Northeast for boaters. Large area, many transient moorings available from the town, but very difficult to find an open one from Memorial Day through Labor Day. No reservations, first come first serve. There is a large anchorage area and many boats take advantage of it,... More

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Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great Salt Pond is always busy with boats. Lots to see. Easy bike ride from the ferry. Several marinas, restaurants and shops to visit.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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347 reviews 347 reviews
140 attraction reviews
818 helpful votes 818 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Great Salt Pond was a very picturesque stop on my group’s tour of Block Island. It is located in between the north and south sections of the island. The round pond was originally closed. The opening was dug out in 1895 to make a harbor. The sheltered waters in the Great Salt Pond are a popular mooring / docking... More

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Westchester County, New York
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72 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visiting Great Salt Pond (aka New Harbor) is a rite of passage for any yachtsman who is cruising the North Atlantic Coast. While there are only 90 Town moorings for rent - and getting one (no reservations) takes some special timing - or waiting until 3 pm when the GSP Harbor Master may be able to find you a private... More

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massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There is something for everyone on the Great Salt Pond. Visit the area, rent bikes or partake in one of the water rental options. This is an active area so come prepared to exercise in the great outdoors!

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Baldwin Place
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We walked about 30 to 40 minutes from Old Harbor to New Harbor and Great Salt Pond. We wanted to do something different and decided to try some sea kayaking. We rented kayaks from Pond and Beyond Kayak Tours which is right behind Killer Donuts right before you get to Dead Eye Dicks on the right. Corine did a great... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Channel area is very nice....buildings that housed, and house Coast Guard are interesting. Nice walking area around entire pond. Great area for small day sailboats, wind surfing, kayacking and paddle boarding

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Rhode Island
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Great Salt Pond is a natural beauty. There are three marinas, several restaurants with great views, great sunsets. You can go clamming (make sure you get a license from the Harbormasters Office if you don't want a ticket from the "clam warden") and eat your catch fresh out of the pond; great family fun, and delicious! Kayak and Paddle-board... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had a wonderful sunset photographic tour of this harbor, given by a real character named "Bill". 1400 boats were moored, including huge corporate yachts, a Korean War tugboat with people living on it, and lots of beautiful sailboats. It was the high point of our vacation.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a great anchorage while visiting Block Island. The dinghy dock is very boater friendly and a short walk to anywhere in town.

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