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Our first welcome to block island is when we turn the corner and see the coast guard station. It’s... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
New York City, New York
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Not decommissioned?

This is a nice, small stretch of beach is nice. It's at the mouth of the Great Salt Pond. However... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“flounder”(2 reviews)
“young kids”(2 reviews)
Champlin Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beach was small and rocky as this is where the Great Salt Pond enters the ocean. I did not feel comfortable having my kids swim there. There we no waves but still a pretty spot.

Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

If you like to watch the boats go by and/ or fish this is a nice spot. Big beach. Not particularly pretty tho.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Our first welcome to block island is when we turn the corner and see the coast guard station. It’s our welcome to block island! The coast guard Beach is a sandy beach on the harbor.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice, small stretch of beach is nice. It's at the mouth of the Great Salt Pond. However, I thought this Coast Guard station was decommissioned, but there were definitely still members of the coast guard there on duty. Someone even got yelled...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Have been to Coast Guard beach many times and for many years. Not a place to swim but some very shallow water perfect for young kids. Go anytime between Friday and Monday and watch an endless stream of boats entering or leaving New Harbor. You...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A bike ride away on a dirt road with a lovely view along the way down. We had to push our bikes in some spots due to the sand ending at the Coast Guard building and keep out signs of no trespassing were displayed. Plenty...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 29 August 2016

As my BI visit was coming to a close, I wanted to finish my visit something different as this seemed to be a good choice. So I did the long bike ride to Coast Guard Beach. It was overcast when I arrived there but it...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Coast Guard Channel is a great place to visit ... to fish for flounder, watch the boats entering and exiting the Great Salt Pond, relaxing, but no swimming!!! Finding parking means get there early in the morning and stay off the old Coast Guard...More

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We biked here from Champlin's and it was worth the effort and hills. There is a gentleman who teaches kids how to fish on this beach and it was fun to see them enjoy it.

Thank HC-and-MC
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Although the road is unpaved and long to this beach, it is a great place to watch the boats come in and out of the salt pond. There are always lots of fishermen. It is good to cool off in the water, but not really...More

Thank tjw442
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