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Ballard's Beach

42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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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... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2016
Robin M
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Worcester, Massachusetts
via mobile
The Blackberry Mudslide - a great breakfast drink!

Ballard's is an excellent place to go w or w/o the kiddies. Beach is right there. You can bring... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2016
cindylee40
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Kensington,ct
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“live music” (38 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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Reviewed August 19, 2016 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...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed August 19, 2016

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...More

1  Thank cindylee40
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Meredith S
Reviewed August 14, 2016

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.

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed August 11, 2016 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...More

1  Thank LizandCraig C
Reviewed August 6, 2016

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

1  Thank 73travelbug65
Reviewed August 6, 2016

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.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed August 6, 2016 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.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Liked it much better years back. Now they check your bags. Charge too much to rent chairs and everything is crazy expensive. If you use their beach & you want to walk further down, they have a beach guard that stops you & won't let...More

1  Thank Jewelsbrowne
Ballards-Manisses, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

Thank you for writing your review about Ballard's beach. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the experience. Unfortunately we have had many issues with people bringing alcohol onto the property which is why we now have to check bags and coolers. If you...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 5 spent a Tuesday on the water. We rented lounge chairs and the employees let us pick a spot and they carried hem over and set them up for us. They also brought over a few cocktail tables so we could rest...More

Thank areis218
Ballards-Manisses, Manager at Ballard's Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about Ballard's Beach, we always appreciate hearing from our Guests. While it is true that you can not bring your alcohol to the beach, you can bring non-alcoholic beverages. It is great to hear that...More

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Colleen P
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Response from Kimberli L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I think yes
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Robert
July 31, 2017|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
You can bring water, but nothing alcoholic. They will look in coolers.
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Ivalentin
July 27, 2017|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
No fee to get on the beach
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