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Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach

7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-7717
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Public Beach

A little rocky and the sand isn't as nice as the other beaches but it is conveniently located and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
blockislandlover
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CT
Long, long beach

One of the cliches about the self-descriptions found on dating web sites and in classified ads are... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
CPlayer
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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Crescent beach on Block Island
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snack bar” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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+1 401-466-7717
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"snack bar"
in 11 reviews
"changing rooms"
in 7 reviews
"concession stand"
in 2 reviews
"bring the kids"
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"cape cod"
in 2 reviews
"easy access"
in 4 reviews
"rent chairs and umbrellas"
in 2 reviews
"new england"
in 5 reviews
"body surfing"
in 2 reviews
"high tide"
in 2 reviews
"soft sand"
in 2 reviews
"lifeguards"
in 20 reviews
"seaweed"
in 17 reviews
"pavilion"
in 10 reviews
"waves"
in 17 reviews
"beach"
in 79 reviews
"ferry"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little rocky and the sand isn't as nice as the other beaches but it is conveniently located and within walking distance.

Thank blockislandlover
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

One of the cliches about the self-descriptions found on dating web sites and in classified ads are all those people who like to go on long walks. Well, Crescent Beach was created just for those people! This beach is miles long. The sand is clean...More

Thank CPlayer
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Lovely beach. Super chill vibe. Happy families, swoony couples, pristine water and ice cream right there.

Thank MontaukTraveler
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

public, has concession, showers, life guard, good with families, great parking bikes and space for cars.

Thank leslieellen
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We dinghyed over to the side and walked to this beach. It was a nice day. We enjoyed sitting on the beach.

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice beach with a lot of shoreline. There are also porta potties here, which was nice to find during a long bike ride!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Yesterday the town offered jazz at the beach. It was 6-8. Everyone, children, elderly and everyone in between enjoyed the free music, the silky sand, the cool evening, the dance stage, the friendly people and the awesome view of old harbor. I haven't been since...More

Thank giddyupgelsey
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Almost all the comforts of home - umbrellas and chairs to rent - a fully stocked refreshment center - restrooms...what more do you need? You can bring the kids here and know everything you need is right at your finger tips. Highly recommended. Parking along...More

1  Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Especially when you visit the day before July 4th! The day was spectacular, the beach was packed, the parking lots full, the sides of the road lined with cars, and mopeds, and walkers. Beautiful beach to take a walk or a dip. Soft sands, decent...More

Thank DaveEB310
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Don't miss this beautiful crescent-shaped stretch of sand on Block Island, perfect for walking, shell collecting, cliff gazing and taking a dip in the ocean. Stop at the public beach for restrooms, snacks and refreshments. The views are absolutely spectacular and the beach is wide...More

1  Thank PamNewYork1
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Response from etaurins | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't live there. Maybe the chamber of commerce might know.
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Response from NYC2VT | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about rentals, but I think they are reasonable. About 10 minute walk from ferry. Doable.
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