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Long walks?

Great easy to find beach with the most parking, and easiest parking of any of the beaches. Long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian D
Ithaca, New York
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Nice to have bathrooms nearby

This is such a nice beach! The bathrooms/bath house is the nicest I have seen in New England and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eileen H
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Crescent beach on Block Island
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
7 Corn Neck Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great easy to find beach with the most parking, and easiest parking of any of the beaches. Long beach, if you like taking a long walk on the beach, this is the one. Easy place yo watch the ferry come and go too.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a nice beach! The bathrooms/bath house is the nicest I have seen in New England and chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards etc can be rented on Summer days.

Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk about the nicest and cleanest beach I have ever been to. Aside from the Caribbean this is this nicest beach you can visit in all of New England, a must do!!!!

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, clean beach. Plenty of families and great for a swim. Parking was a bit of a problem. We got dropped off and picked up by other in our party to avoid bringing a car.

Thank RoadTripsUnlimited
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Block island’s Fred Benson Beach is a public beach with wide white sand. They have facilities with bathrooms, showers, lockers and changing rooms. They have lifeguards and a concession stand for food, drinks and ice cream.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I would highly recommend this public beach where there are full facilities including chair rentals, bathrooms and a concession stand.

Thank Cindyh98
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The public beach house along the very long Crescent Beach has the services you need for a day at the beach - restrooms, umbrella & chair rentals, beach snack bar, et al. The waves were very gentle the day we were there.

Thank RHR28
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We came here from the ferry because of the beach pavilion. There are restrooms, changing rooms and for $2, you can buy a 4 minute shower token. There is also a snack bar and you can rent chairs and umbrellas. The ocean water was cold,...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We found the clean & lovely pavilion on Block Island's popular public beach just right for July visits. Snack bar features good grub at good prices. Mostly we went for the showers. Now the restrooms were fine-- beach sandy and with no paper towels (blow...More

1  Thank Elaine G
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Winter storms seem to have really beat the place up; Watching Blues on the Block concert outside the bathhouse during high tide which kept coming and coming and coming. Never have we ever had to move 4 times to not be sitting in deep water...More

1  Thank LJK0308
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Mike C
August 5, 2018|
Response from Elaine G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure...see the town website for beaches. I think it is detailed. My uncle has a place in Pascoag.
July 13, 2018|
Response from Pistol44pete |
I know last year they only had regular beach chairs and umbrellas to rent. I don't remember seeing chaise lounge chairs
Prisilla F
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Maria B | Reviewed this property |
No you can't