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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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Sailors Paradise!

My family and I have been coming here, by boat, for more than 50 years. It's practically a second home for meh kids, they've been here so much; in fact I proposed to my wife on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been coming here, by boat, for more than 50 years. It's practically a second home for meh kids, they've been here so much; in fact I proposed to my wife on a boat here. It's such a special place... We prefer hanging on the hook rather than taking a mooring. However, beware that on holiday... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

If you don't want to get a slip, you can drop a hook and relax, well protected and there's a boat that will come by with water and ice if needed. Not sure if there is a launch to get you to land.

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Thank Will&Michelle
S. Walpole
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289 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is one of many environmental influences on the island. As you travel up to the North lighthouse it is visible from your car. Very picturesque!

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Thank mike t
Stony Point, New York
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

We drove to this end of the island from Block Island Ferry area. It was a great place to stop and go kayaking to break up the drive around the island. Very peaceful and picturesque.

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Thank Angie C
New York City, New York
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1,124 reviews
357 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places on earth! It's laid back and beautiful. The view is perfect day and night. The water is calm and clear. We never miss a chance to visit

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Thank lollygal
New London, Connecticut
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109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Boast launch on Payne Rd, make sure it is high tide as there are many shallow areas. Lots of shore birds. Pretty and tranquil.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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128 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We rented paddle boards here for $30/hr each. The staff were kind, efficient and helpful in getting us on and off the boards. The salt pond was a calm place to paddle; we went to both ends and were gone around an hour. It was a nice way to observe the seabirds.

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Thank CLLJJR
Wallingford, Connecticut
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205 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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Thank Arnie S
Weston, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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