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Ballard's Beach

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Address: 42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: 14014662231
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently...

Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. Only Ballard's has it all.

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Afternoon fun in the sun

This place was awesome. The music in the afternoon was a hit. It kept us coming back everyday. It was an afternoon dance party. It was awesome seeing so many people upbeat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Robin M
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ridiculously crowded and loud. Good if you want food and music on the beach, but if you wanted a relaxing beach day, this is not the place.

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Thank Christopher R
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was awesome. The music in the afternoon was a hit. It kept us coming back everyday. It was an afternoon dance party. It was awesome seeing so many people upbeat, dancing and having a great time. The band played from 2:00-6:00 and then another musician played indoors from 7-11 pm. He was extremely talented as well. A definite... More 

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Thank Robin M
Kensington,ct
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ballard's is an excellent place to go w or w/o the kiddies. Beach is right there. You can bring your own beach wagon w chairs and umbrella, cooler (no booze), or you can rent...an umbrella is $19/day... My husband and I went for a mid week getaway w/o the kids and had a ball. We danced and had lots of... More 

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1 Thank cindylee40
Somerset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day at Ballard's for my husband's birthday. What a fun beach! I suggest taking an early ferry so you can get a good spot on the beach and can be sure to get a chair/umbrella rental. The lounge chairs are so comfortable and I definitely recommend renting one. Pack snacks, soda, and water but leave your alcohol at... More 

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1 Thank Meredith S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ballard's Beach is a quick cab ride outside town. The concession is all you need for a cool drink, snack. Great bath house. Very clean beach, life guard, rentals for umbrellas, etc... Always a destination for us.

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Thank Elizabeth L
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the 8am ferry to Block Island fr Pt Judith, Narragansett on a Saturday . My first time to go and it was good we headed out early and avoided the crowds - went to Ballards and had first dibs on a good beach spot near the water. They charged $15 for a loung chair, $19 for an umbrella. I... More 

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1 Thank LizandCraig C
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think Ballard's Beach is the best beach! It's very close when you get off the ferry, and the restaurant has started serving breakfast for the early birds who want to get first pick for an available spot on the beach. They offer waiter/waitresses who come right to you for your food or drink orders, and if you don't bring... More 

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1 Thank wen417
Seaford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place, came from montauk for the day costs 68.00 for 3 lounge chairs and an umbrella . drinks and food very reasonable beach gets crowded, but nice , also free live music

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1 Thank 73travelbug65
Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach was very crowded at 2PM on a Friday. Definitely a party crowd, not as young as Neptune's used to be but same vibe.

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Thank Peter F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is very well maintained. The staff is very nice and always willing to help you.. Love the beach service. Prices are great.

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