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Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach

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Address: 7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: +1 401-466-7717
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Crescent beach on Block Island

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Closest beach without tons of people drinking booze.

Beautiful beach within walking distance from ferry. Lots of local business with great food close by.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Pat O
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Beautiful beach within walking distance from ferry. Lots of local business with great food close by.

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Thank Pat O
Stockton Springs, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great beach nice body surfing waves, warm sands. Especially Nina e during the shoulder season as the clouds are gone and the waters warm Pavillion was closed but that was not a big deal.

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Thank J H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Rented some chairs and beach towels from our hotel and went and chilled on the beach with the kids. We could walk to the snack bar. Very fun!!

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Thank Donna H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Beautiful beach, with smooth clean sand (no rocks). We arrived at 10 am and it was relatively empty, but by afternoon, it got very crowded. They have a restaurant on site, with decent beach fare (burgers, etc). They also have bathrooms, and changing areas. There are showers, with a charge of $2 for 4 minutes (buy tokens).

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Thank gzakak
New Hampshire
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted to visit block island to give our kids the experience of riding a ferry and visiting an island. Packing light we landed at the pier and walked for about 5 minutes to beach access. We didn't walk all the way down to the location where there are bathrooms and showers but ducked in behind the Old Harbor Hotel.... More 

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Thank NHIrish
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Change the photo's because you have switched the Mansion beach and Crescent beach photos. Both are great beaches though but different.

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Thank Gary E
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Used the changing rooms before going to Scotch Beach farther up the road. Refreshments and showers are available there, as well as various beach rentals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This beach has more that other beaches on the island. Can be crowded on the weekends so that is a turnoff. But if not crowed our go to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This beach has crystal clear with sandy beach. No rocks or pebbles. Chair rental for the day is $10 umbrella $12

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Thank Rbia284
Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A very clean beach. within walking distance from the ferry. Plenty of places to eat nearby or there is a grocery store a block away.

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Thank Arnie S

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