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Great Salt Pond

Block Island, RI
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Block Island
Type: Marinas
Description: Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.
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English first
Baldwin Place
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

What a perfect setting! The boats at mooring looked so peaceful and serene, and yet they say that over 2000 boats can crowd in during the full summer season. Why travel to other countries when there is so much beauty in our own backyard.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I have been coming out to BI for about 30 years and every year my father and I go clamming and take our boat out and chill at night, very serene and calming, while drinking a few beers. I recommend coming at night and watching the sunset or during the day to walk the mud flats.

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St. George, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Yeah ok its a salt water pond that you cant get to in april no birds no nothing kinda boring don't go out of your way to see it

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We love going to Block on our boat, entering the Great Salt Pond is always a thrill. Clamming is great as is squidding at night. We stay at Champlins, but used to anchor out. Listen for Aldo shouting "Andiamo" as he delivers pastries and coffee by boat.

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Vienna, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The critters are very cool, go at low tide and check out the fiddler crabs. Go at high tide and catch some hermit crabs. Lots of people out clamming - it was fun to watch and help out.

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