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Address: New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.

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The views here are just amazing. you could sit all day and enjoy. the boat activity is nonstop and there are a couple nice places to sit and enjoy a cocktail and sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Arnie S
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views here are just amazing. you could sit all day and enjoy. the boat activity is nonstop and there are a couple nice places to sit and enjoy a cocktail and sunset.

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Weston, Connecticut
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quiet spot on Block Island where one can observe crabs, snails and we've even seen a huge horseshoe crab here in the process of gathering his dinner!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to spend time in the great salt pond. The water is so clear, and anchorage is great. The harbor is a great place for family fun, and boaters from around the world stop here.

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Colorado Springs
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661 reviews
327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Great Salt Pond is really like a huge estuary with both fresh and salt water creatures and flora coexisting. Since it's got an inlet from the ocean, is serves as a harbor for some types of sight-seeing boats, too. Lots of wildlife to see, especially bigger birds like herons. On some portions of the shoreline are commercial properties--bars and... More 

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Atlanta
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

No matter whether you go by sail or motorboat or just paddle around in one of the kayaks that are for rent, this body of water is amazing. Oyster beds, beaches, clamming, fishing or just wandering about through the huge number of boats that are at anchor, on a mooring or in one of the marinas, the Pond is a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

We rented a pontoon boat and went all over Great Salt Pond. It was tons of fun being able to get so close to all the other boats and some sights!

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Durham, Connecticut
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Bring your camera. Wonderful place to take photos - peaceful and serene there's always a great shot to be had.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What an awesome day! We went kayaking with 4 adults and loved it! It's small enough to kayak the pond in an afternoon and really cool to weave through all the house boats docked. It was really fun!

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm glad I went but didn't consult the tide charts. Go at low tide for a more extensive walk and/or wear water shoes and shorts to wade through the shallow waters.

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medway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful, many restaurants with good food and water views. Bike riding was the best way to get around. Kayaking, sailing, fishing

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