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Ballard's Beach

42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Great place to send the day

We spent our day on Block Island enjoying Ballard speech. It was great to have a waitress bring us... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
RiceWP
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Beach Club, Bar, Live Band and Restaurant close to ferry

We were here on a Monday Holiday VJ Day in Rhode Island August 14th. We arrived in the early... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
djfurlong
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“live music” (39 reviews)
“pineapple” (10 reviews)
“rent chairs” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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14014662231
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"live music"
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"lounge chairs"
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"the wait staff"
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"tiki bars"
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"block island"
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"outdoor bar"
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"water is crystal clear"
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"toes in the sand"
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"bring food"
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"great drinks"
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"fun place"
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"umbrellas"
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We spent our day on Block Island enjoying Ballard speech. It was great to have a waitress bring us drinks as we enjoyed the son and of the surf. The people around us were all fun and we had a great day. I would recommend...More

Thank RiceWP
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

We were here on a Monday Holiday VJ Day in Rhode Island August 14th. We arrived in the early afternoon and brought our own chairs although they did have rentals of umbrellas chairs and cabanas. Its a lively beach good for people watching. There was...More

Thank djfurlong
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

So this beach just does nothing but fill up all day long from tourists coming off the ferries. After about 12, it was awful. There was no place to walk, and we had to move because people joined us under our umbrella without an invitation....More

Thank JDumont821984
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

What a beautiful Beach! We love coming here year after year. The food is awesome too. See you next year.

Thank Maria L
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Its better during the week then on the weekend. I was annoyed they refused to split credit cards for the cabana and I watched the bartenders way OVER SERVE very drunk twenty year old kids! One guy fell off his stool and the bartender still...More

Thank jobicknell
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Myself , my husband and my daughter went to Block Island for the first time this past Thursday. We went to Ballard because of the convenience of the beach access and we knew that we could rent chairs. The price of rental chairs was a...More

Thank las530
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

During our annual pilgrimage to BI, we had to stop at Ballards, but the weather was not cooperating today. We managed to find a dry spot at the outer bar, where friendly bar-staff took care of us. Kyle was assigned to us, and he kept...More

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

This was our second time going to Ballard's! Although a little windy this time around, we could not sit on the beach, but we had drinks and lunch! Great food, great drinks, beautiful beach!

Thank Mike E
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Arrived in the 9am fast ferry, checked our bags and headed to Ballard's. Rented lounge chairs and umbrellas that are set up for you wherever you want to sit. Drinks and lunch delivered to your seat. All this and a top notch view to get...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Just a beautiful beach with wonderful scenery, and easy access. Loved it! Was located just steps away after leaving the ferry.

Thank LouAnn R
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Amy Z
March 19, 2018|
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Response from LJK0308 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that anyone can go to this beach. It's VERY busy in the high season and can be very noisy
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Lisa K
January 29, 2018|
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Response from LouAnn R | Reviewed this property |
I was only at the beach for a few hours and it was fine. You could try calling their Chamber of commerce
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