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Ballard's Beach

42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
14014662231
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Beautiful

Our last day on island and just wandering around.decided to go to Ballard’s. The beach is really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
89kathy
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Great place to relax and view the ocean

Great place worth the visit to block Island Great fries. Awesome service would recommend to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
connie b
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“live music” (39 reviews)
“pineapple” (10 reviews)
“rent chairs” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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14014662231
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"live music"
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"pineapple"
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"rent chairs"
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"lounge chairs"
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"the wait staff"
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"tiki bars"
in 5 reviews
"block island"
in 43 reviews
"water is crystal clear"
in 3 reviews
"toes in the sand"
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"bring food"
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"great drinks"
in 4 reviews
"fun place"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 3 reviews
"alcohol"
in 17 reviews
"umbrellas"
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"ferry"
in 36 reviews
"beach"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last day on island and just wandering around.decided to go to Ballard’s. The beach is really nice. It is s public beach but Ballard’s had corn toss games on beach, I am assuming anyone could use them other than the guests. You can rent...More

Thank 89kathy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place worth the visit to block Island Great fries. Awesome service would recommend to visit on your vacation

Thank connie b
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Great sand and views, but very crowded and noisy. Lots of drinking. People coming directly off the ferry looking to get wasted. Lots of young adults and craziness.

1  Thank lovetotravelthestars
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I worked at Ballard's in the summer of 1965 and this was my first revisit. Due to poor planning, I arrived at Block Island 3 days after Ballard's was closed for the season. My disappointment was more than compensated by a rare sighting. A dead...More

Thank Caneast8228
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Walked out there last week on the breakwater on a lovely fall sunny day. On return did a walk on the beach which immediately fronts the closed patio. VERY SAD to see how much trash is on the beach mostly in the form of empty...More

2  Thank LJK0308
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We knew it would be a costly visit, but Ballard's is so convenient to the ferry terminal. Our last day, we biked from our house there and spent a good part of the day. Pros: beach chairs, food, drinks available. Cons: prices, and absolutely miserable...More

Thank TedPile
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

$25 ferry ticket. $17 rental lounge chair. $11 mixed drinks. The view and the water were sooooo worth it. We'll be back. Note you do not need to rent a chair you can bring your own, we also brought sandwiches and water, they don't allow...More

Thank Sixtine D
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Close to the ferry landing but the crowds, live music and TVs made for too much activity for us. They were doing bag checks as you come on the property, not for weapons but to make sure no one was smuggling alcohol in. The menu...More

1  Thank mom2mggm
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

To be fair, in my experience, there are both pros and cons to this beach. It's ideally located very near the pier & port so you can step off the ferry and walk here like we did and spend the day here if that's what...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Close to most Inns and hotels. Great beach, lots of food and all day live music. A great way to spend the day.

Thank leslieellen
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Amy Z
20 March 2018|
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Response from LJK0308 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe that anyone can go to this beach. It's VERY busy in the high season and can be very noisy
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Lisa K
30 January 2018|
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Response from LouAnn R | Reviewed this property |
I was only at the beach for a few hours and it was fine. You could try calling their Chamber of commerce
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