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Ballard's Beach

42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Review Highlights
Beach Club, Bar, Live Band and Restaurant close to ferry

We were here on a Monday Holiday VJ Day in Rhode Island August 14th. We arrived in the early... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts

So this beach just does nothing but fill up all day long from tourists coming off the ferries... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. Only Ballard's has it all.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“live music” (37 reviews)
“pineapple” (10 reviews)
“rent chairs” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were here on a Monday Holiday VJ Day in Rhode Island August 14th. We arrived in the early afternoon and brought our own chairs although they did have rentals of umbrellas chairs and cabanas. Its a lively beach good for people watching. There was...More

Thank djfurlong
Reviewed 4 days ago

So this beach just does nothing but fill up all day long from tourists coming off the ferries. After about 12, it was awful. There was no place to walk, and we had to move because people joined us under our umbrella without an invitation....More

Thank JDumont821984
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful Beach! We love coming here year after year. The food is awesome too. See you next year.

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its better during the week then on the weekend. I was annoyed they refused to split credit cards for the cabana and I watched the bartenders way OVER SERVE very drunk twenty year old kids! One guy fell off his stool and the bartender still...More

Thank jobicknell
Reviewed 6 days ago

Myself , my husband and my daughter went to Block Island for the first time this past Thursday. We went to Ballard because of the convenience of the beach access and we knew that we could rent chairs. The price of rental chairs was a...More

Thank las530
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our annual pilgrimage to BI, we had to stop at Ballards, but the weather was not cooperating today. We managed to find a dry spot at the outer bar, where friendly bar-staff took care of us. Kyle was assigned to us, and he kept...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time going to Ballard's! Although a little windy this time around, we could not sit on the beach, but we had drinks and lunch! Great food, great drinks, beautiful beach!

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in the 9am fast ferry, checked our bags and headed to Ballard's. Rented lounge chairs and umbrellas that are set up for you wherever you want to sit. Drinks and lunch delivered to your seat. All this and a top notch view to get...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a beautiful beach with wonderful scenery, and easy access. Loved it! Was located just steps away after leaving the ferry.

Thank LouAnn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, the place is impressive enough, but no wow factor here. Typical tourist restaurant, wish we had more time to explore other restaurants on the Island. Me and my wife visited 8/1/17. We started off with drinks and an order of Calamari...More

Thank Keith M
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Questions & Answers
31 July 2017|
Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
You can bring water, but nothing alcoholic. They will look in coolers.
28 July 2017|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
No fee to get on the beach
Lindsay D
28 July 2017|
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Response from Steven V | Reviewed this property |
No. Maybe off season.