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Address: Block Island, RI
Description: Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.

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Great walk!

Park at the coastguard station and walk down to the beach, cross the jetty and continue to Charleston Beach. This was a beautiful walk. We saw seals, great driftwood and lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Matthew W
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Park at the coastguard station and walk down to the beach, cross the jetty and continue to Charleston Beach. This was a beautiful walk. We saw seals, great driftwood and lots of birds.

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Connecticut
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

October may not be the month to visit Great Salt Pond. It's terrific for photos, but that's about it.

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West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is an important feature of the island ecologically, but after you walk out on the boardwalk, you've kind of seen it all. It was a brief stop on a bike tour.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We rented kayaks to go out on the pond. There are several arms off the pond which are a little quieter. We came on quite a windy day and did A LOT of paddling :) Flora and fauna are very interesting and our kayak guide knew all about it. Depending on the tide, the pond is really shallow and you... More 

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We kayaked and did some sunset paddle-boarding all in one day. Very close to town. Everyone was so nice. The water was so clear you could see a lot of wildlife. Very clean and made for fun day in Block Island

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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520 reviews 520 reviews
218 attraction reviews
1,577 helpful votes 1,577 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
89 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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